Pepperdine University Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Good jobs for students

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    nice pay, work-life balance, training, friends working there, downtime

    Cons

    personal growth, departmental drama, lack of communication, schedule, politics

    Advice to Management

    more communication


  2. Great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malibu, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malibu, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great people.

    Cons

    A little bit of Bureaucracy. Not very efficient.


  3. Helpful (1)

    I'm sure this a a great place to work, it just wasn't for me.

    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pepperdine University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gaining experience teaching a wide variety of students is always beneficial.

    Cons

    Like most places with a "higher purpose" they often forget that we live in the present and are not all gifted with religiosity.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Need for diversity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pepperdine University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tuition benefits is a plus

    Cons

    There is a major issue with inequality for non White employees. This is a very conservative White Christian university that is set in the "good old boy" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk when it comes to Christian values


  6. Student Worker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pepperdine University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work close to campus, make great contacts, decent pay

    Cons

    Not much responsibility, not taken too seriously

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your student workers


  7. Overall a good experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TEACHERS ASSISTANT in Malibu, CA
    Current Employee - TEACHERS ASSISTANT in Malibu, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pleasant people to work with, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Far commute, overworked on some weeks because hours vary week to week. Low pay compared to other jobs for Masters-level students in LA area.


  8. Many opportunities at minimum pay. Great for building administrative experience while in college (part-time)

    Current Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Malibu, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and warm faculty. If you just ask around you can find a part-time job.

    Cons

    Might not get a lot of hours.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great to work for, Not so great to study at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with Pepperdine very much. For the most part the staff are warm and welcoming, there is a vibrant office culture that I have fostered many friendships and the compensation is satisfactory. The location of the University is wonderful, beautiful place!

    Cons

    Avoid the administration at all costs. The front office is rigid, unwelcoming, unhelpful and rude. I would rather visit my local DMV without an appointment than deal with the Administration. Leadership is blind and deaf to employees and students, discriminatory policies against LGBT and the religious rhetoric ,that is sometimes legalist, will make you feel a bit out of place if you are not religious.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline your bureaucracy, end discriminatory policies and listen to the input of students and employees.


  10. Inclusive work environment with holistic care for employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pepperdine University part-time

    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.


  11. Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pepperdine University full-time

    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.



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