Point Loma Nazarene University Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. This is a wonderful place to work.

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    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Point Loma Nazarene University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Campus is a beautiful setting and people are wonderful.

    Cons

    There are no down sides to the benefits of working in this mission-oriented, god-loving and people-friendly institution.

    Advice to Management

    Keep this good stuff coming.


  2. pay the "christian fellowship" tax

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

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University full-time

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are friendly and the students are phenomenal. I really appreciate the ability to take time off when needed. They support a healthy work-life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is 20% lower that at other organizations. The salary might be comparable on the low end but when you add in the benefits package and deduct the employee contribution for the benefits, you will find that your take home pay is quite low. I've experienced frustration with the turnover; in some offices there are different people in the same position every year; not as a result of promotions. This can be frustrating in trying to improve processes when coworkers are learning the job for the first time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff that is committed to the long-term mission of the organization.


  3. Clerical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Point Loma Nazarene University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good view and nice people. No upward motility

    Cons

    Very conservative. One can be fired arbitrarily because they do not think that you are Christian enough.

    Advice to Management

    Train all supervisors in ethical management of their employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    thought police are everywhere!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University

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

    Pros

    the view the view the view the students generally have a willingness and an ability to learn

    Cons

    you must conform to conservative Christian values or you will feel very uncomfortable women are not treated well here gay people must be closeted or be subjected to scrutiny and judgement

    Advice to Management

    great things happen when there is true academic freedom - try it!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Positive and uplifting environment, strong sense of community, great employee wellness program, supportive and understanding HR department, beautiful view

    Cons

    Traffic in Point Loma, limited lunch options, there is a perceived divide between staff and faculty communities

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring such great employees. I appreciate your openness for us to voice our concerns. You make staff feel appreciated and valued.


  7. Great people, Great Location

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University

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

    Pros

    +Location +Caring, wonderful people +Students are great

    Cons

    -There are politics, as always


  8. A good place to work and build lasting relationships

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Point Loma Nazarene University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Friendly people. Strong faith based institution. Professional staff. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    No negative feedback to report. Overall a positive experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. 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


  10. Fantastic Work Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Wish salary was higher but it is being raised

    Advice to Management

    Continue increasing salaries to convince people to stay longer


  11. Helpful (2)

    Not minority or diverse or age friendly (if you are one of these look for employment elsewhere)

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

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University

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

    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 Management

    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



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