Point Loma Nazarene University

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Point Loma Nazarene University Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
13 Reviews
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    Five Star

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University

    Pros

    Christian, Small, Community, Faith, Education

    Cons

    Small, exclusive, slow promotions, political

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    Fantastic Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Christian, work-life balance, personal and professional growth, collaborative/learning environment

    Cons

    Wish salary was higher but it is being raised

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue increasing salaries to convince people to stay longer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not minority or diverse or age friendly (if you are one of these look for employment elsewhere)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University

    Pros

    Nice holiday benefits especially around Christmas time...pay is average you could do better at most places

    Cons

    You have to look a certain way to even get looked at for promotional opportunities. If you are a minority or at an age order than late 20s you best be happy in your current position as the only opportunities you will have is to train those with less experience than you to be your boss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiding behind religion when making decisions and actually try stepping out into the 21st century or you will continue to lose ground in the education market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A valuable means of preparing myself for a future career in biology.

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Point Loma Nazarene University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Tight-knit community, caring supervisors, impressive education.

    Cons

    Smaller school means less equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being incredible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great, Quality People to Work With

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University

    Pros

    The work-life balance is pretty good, co-workers care about you. The main campus location is a great place to spend 40 hours of your week with its beautiful views.

    Cons

    There is a significant organizational and cultural barrier between the Faculty and the Staff. Very much an "Us and them" type of situation. This bothers some people, but others less. This has improved some recently, but still is an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent to all employees. Be open to new organizational ideas that could challenge the status-quo.

  7.  

    People who care.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University

    Pros

    The location is absolutely stunning. A view of the ocean in every location and at some spot you can see downtown as well.

    Cons

    Sadly the cafeteria is down right terrible to eat at. When working full time it can be a drag to bring all of your own food.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changes in the wrong direction.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Point Loma Nazarene University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They try to work around school schedule, but not always convenient, and location.

    Cons

    Low pay, no room for advancement, and office politics lower efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run away, fast and far.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great view and a lot of good people to work with

    Cons

    Mediocre pay at best, abuse of "other duties as assigned" section of job description, campus as a whole lacks the ability to collaborate, evidence of poor fiscal management, not uncommon to eliminate staff positions with minimum notice, the HR department is useless or worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your pedestal and talk to the people under you who know what's going on, maybe then you won't make so many stupid decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are Nazarene, you will do well. If not, you may not be respected or succeed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University

    Pros

    Fantastic location. Laid back atmosphere. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Everyone's claim to fame: when I started working here, I took a huge pay cut. No compensation/acknowledgment for going above and beyond creating a culture that allows slackers to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistently have a backbone.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best place I've ever worked!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University

    Pros

    POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT: I've worked a number of places that were too competitive, gossipy, and overall negative. I've never received anything but encouragement and constructive criticism.

    BENEFITS: Wonderful package for full-time employees.

    LOCATION: literally right on the beach with an incredible view and walking distance to go surfing.

    Cons

    Perhaps the only downside of working here is that no one ever leaves, so the opportunity to go to the next level may take a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
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