Santa Clara University

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Santa Clara University Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
85 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Jesuit university, so the school values the work-life balance immensely (in 6 reviews)

  • Informative, helpful and very connected faculty and staff (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • It is only part-time, with the inability to make a decent living (in 4 reviews)

  • Many employees and students are from local and many students are from rich families (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Santa Clara University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very flexible
    - Very understanding
    - A family oriented outfit
    - More than willing to teach you the skills you need to succeed

    Cons

    - The hours can be a bit random.
    - The compensation could be a little better.
    - The meetings can be a bit of a time waster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation and reduce bureacracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    HUB Writing Partner

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    Former Employee - HUB Writing Partner  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - HUB Writing Partner in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Santa Clara University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's great interacting with people on the regular, and being of service to them. A fun and stimulating work environment to come in to.

    Cons

    This is the best student job on campus, so there are few cons to the position. Wage could be increased for students who have worked there for multiple years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the Pathway requirement. Even still, nobody takes it seriously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent work environment. Great colleagues, great students. A place to grow.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Santa Clara University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The University provides on-site professional development opportunities. A Tech center and new multimedia classrooms. Accessible via public transportation. Academic environment.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Student Worker

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Clara University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The staff and faculty are like a community.

    Cons

    Not really much to say. I really enjoyed my job these past four years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Working Environment in Affluent Bubble

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    Current Employee - Quarterly Lecturer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Quarterly Lecturer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Clara University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supportive colleagues; beautiful campus; tremendous opportunity for professional development through workshops, classes, etc. Generous support for academic research even for part-time faculty. Generous compensation for part-time faculty compared to other local institutions.

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time faculty, even with extensive teaching loads, contrary to Jesuit social justice values. No job security or stability from quarter to quarter for most lecturers. Affluent bubble mentality makes most faculty and staff oblivious to real economic situations of part-time colleagues who teach for half full-time pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a benefit program for part-time faculty teaching 2 or more courses a quarter. Allow for quarterly lecturer renewal in advance of teaching quarter to allow for greater job stability and income predictability. Live the SCU values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good opportunities for student employment.

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    Current Employee - Benson Infor Desk  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Benson Infor Desk in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Clara University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, can work around class and other activities. It's a great place to go to college with San Francisco less than an hour away. They Bay area also has a ton of opportunities for post-graduation.

    Cons

    The jobs for students can sometimes not be engaging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Santa Clara University was one of the best places to work for in Silicon Valley.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Santa Clara University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    My co-workers were friendly team players, with the same goal in mind in serving the students, faculty and staff to the best of their ability, and worked together to reach this common goal.

    Cons

    The only con for me was having to resign and move to another state. I am hoping to find the same workplace where I am living now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciate the loyalty and leadership as well as companionship, which created a positive workplace for all in the Office. Management was compassionate and caring and still lead the team to be sufficient and accurate in the duties assigned to each position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fine university, fine place to work

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    Former Employee - Coaching Staff  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Coaching Staff in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Santa Clara University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The school has a strong commitment to its students. The school also creates an excellent environment for collegial, academic work.

    Cons

    The development and alumni offices are too far away from the main campus and this can at times be problematic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay committed to the university's mission, especially its place in Silicon Valley culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Clara University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Able to make my own hours around my class schedule
    Boss is understanding of class comes before work

    Cons

    Could have better communication within the department

  11.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Clara University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, caring staff, work-life balance, good pay

    Cons

    none that I can think of

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