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Seattle University Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
55 Reviews
4.0
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Seattle University President Father Stephen V. Sundborg
Father Stephen V. Sundborg
29 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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Employee Reviews

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    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.

  2.  

    It was an unforgettable experience studying at Seattle University

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and very diverse community.

    Cons

    Lack of training and uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Strong mission and vision statement

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    • 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
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    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
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    Program Coordinator

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    • 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 a 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
  7.  

    Good people, mission, work-life balance

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

    I have been working at Seattle University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, mission and students. Wonderful grounds, highly encouraging of work life balance and increasing education. Lots of additional paid holidays (week between Christmas and New Years)

    Cons

    Due to great benefits package compensation on the low end. HR and OIT are difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to feedback from staff. Dont treat administrative support staff like they are disposable, the cost of attrition is more than you think.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great work environment, flexible hours

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

    I have been working at Seattle University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the freedom and creativity that was fostered while working here. The people are really nice and want to help you succeed.

    Cons

    The compensation was not very impressive mainly because it's an on campus job. Also, sometimes it was tough to get a hold of certain people that I needed to complete certain tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    SU

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seattle University

    Pros

    Flexible management, good values and culture. Supportive supervisors

    Cons

    Technology infrastructure for company communications needs improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    As a club team coach I felt supported yet was allowed a massive amount of freedom.

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

    I worked at Seattle University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Seattle University Crew was still a club program when I was there which provided ample freedom to experiment with different techniques and programs.

    Cons

    The almost limitless freedom came with a lack of oversight and administrative assistance which caused difficulty at times, but wasn't really all that bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Campus Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Work-life balance.
    People were very nice.
    Students were very grateful of the knowledge I had, and they were very respectful.

    Cons

    As a contracter, I was not offered any benefits, but I was required to be there at certain times. The demands of the contract kept growing, even as my pay stayed the same. No parking was offered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even contract workers deserve some benefit. Even a tour around the campus would have been helpful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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