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Seattle University Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
50 Reviews
3.8
50 Reviews
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Seattle University President Father Stephen V. Sundborg
Father Stephen V. Sundborg
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Wonderful grounds, highly encouraging of work life balance and increasing education (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible hours (for a student like me) (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Like many universities, there is a distinct separation of faculty and staff (in 2 reviews)

  • Faculty actively prevents change -- typical of many universities (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Admin. Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people. Tuition reimbursement for your family is huge!

    Cons

    The salary is terrible. The salaries are below market range. Once you no longer need the tuition, you won't need the job as well....sad because it's a very nice place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great workplace environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Classroom Tech Support in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Classroom Tech Support in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Team work, Good learning environemnt

    Cons

    No cons as such that creates a bad working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Could be more professional

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

    I have been working at Seattle University part-time

    Pros

    Very nice campus, students are intelligent

    Cons

    Some thing could have been handled more professionally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some tuition paid for by the employer, lots of paid holidays, fairly flexible hours

    Cons

    Significantly under-market salaries, terrible benefits, high maintenance staff and faculty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they are worth! Stop wasting money on VIPs and their "needs" - be better stewards of student's tuition dollars!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great employer, somewhat boring work - Student Worker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid community
    Flexible hours (for a student like me)
    Fair pay
    Direct deposits
    No micromanaging
    Very easy work
    Great people!

    Cons

    Little to no progression
    No extra skills training beyond the initial "here's how to do the job"
    Management protects us from projects from other office managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help students develop skills like Excel on Lynda or encourage it if they have a desk job and have finished their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Conference Assistant

    Former Employee - Conference Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Conference Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle University part-time

    Pros

    Great bosses. But that was a result of my department. Conference and Event Services is one of the few departments that are efficiently and effectively run.

    Cons

    Few. Just the normal paperwork, trainings, and other shenanigans that come with working for a large institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your students. They want things that you are not providing. Talking to you Father Steve.

  8.  

    Strong mission and vision statement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you like to work for an organization that helps you remember the vision and mission statement on a daily basis, this is the organization/institution for you. Great educational benefits for employees and their families. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Limited promotional opportunities and no succession planning process to keep good employees in the institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a way to promote from within if current employees are qualified; better succession planning for current faculty and staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was an unforgettable experience studying at Seattle University

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

    I have been working at Seattle University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and very diverse community.

    Cons

    Lack of training and uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Advisor
    Former Employee - Advisor

    I worked at Seattle University part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Great people, mission, values, and community. Very supportive and encouraging of personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Not really much of a con, but not a big fan of the campus location. However, despite it's very urban location, they've done a good job at creating green spaces on campus. open campus.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Program Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours is a pro, in addition to benefits if you are attending to school in Seattle U.

    Cons

    The salaries for work-study positions are capped. Tuition benefits are not offered for work-study roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to consider tuition discounts for work-study employees as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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