Pepperdine University Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Inclusive work environment with holistic care for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepperdine University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing co workers, good benefits, time off, values of the university are implemented in work environments which can help with difficult situations that may be handled unethically elsewhere.

    Cons

    There are some challenges surrounding growth opportunities and options to switch between departments. Many employees I knew that have been working there for years have difficult switching positions/attaining higher positions.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more structured plan for growth and development for all employees to reduce turnover.

  2. Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepperdine University full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, wonderful people work here, good mission and values. The hours are never to strenuous and interaction with students are always pleasant.

    Cons

    Nothing outstanding with salaries, promotion can be difficult at times. Sometimes religious tradition gets in the way of implementing change.

  3. Teacher's Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Malibu, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Malibu, CA

    I have been working at Pepperdine University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the professor is a very rewarding experience because you get to learn so much about the subject you TA for.

    Cons

    Being a TA can be a very time consuming job, especially when you are a full-time student.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, the professor that I am working with is great. He has demonstrated me to be patient and provided me with a sense of autonomy to accomplish my work.

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  5. Decent student worker position, menial work but good hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA

    I have been working at Pepperdine University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to work here as a student.

    Cons

    Basic work that requires little to no training. Doesn't give much experience.

    Advice to Management

    Give students more meaningful work.

  6. Stable company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Malibu, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Malibu, CA

    I worked at Pepperdine University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent growth opportunities, Strong culture if you share the same beliefs as the organization.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive pay, Strong culture if you share the same beliefs as the organization.

  7. Great benefits, but the corporate culture is questionable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Pepperdine University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, beautiful campus, great work/home balance

    Cons

    poor culture; slow mobility/career growth

  8. Helpful (2)

    Diversity ?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Malibu, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Malibu, CA

    I have been working at Pepperdine University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    If you're not a practicing christian, good luck. If you're gay, you're going to have even more trouble. Consider staying closeted.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity is key.

  9. In Construction? Keep on looking. Don't do it here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campus Planner in Malibu, CA
    Former Employee - Campus Planner in Malibu, CA

    I worked at Pepperdine University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The location and majority of people are great.

    Cons

    A construction process barely exists. Lack of management or opportunity to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Seek assistance from HR to improve man management. Don't have project managers reporting to less experienced project managers.

  10. Amazing and steady

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pepperdine University

    Pros

    welcoming, open, and safe place to work

    Cons

    I don't have any for Pepp as a whole, more of just personal cons with some coworkers

  11. Love the people, no room for advancement or salary increase

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pepperdine University full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible campus, cultural events, generous benefits, a week off at Christmas and seriously great people.

    Cons

    Pay is far below cost of living in this area and earning potential is capped at 3% annually (IF the economic climate allows for a raise).

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