Seattle University Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Excellent! Great environment! The Higher Education environment is very positive and rewarding

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Relations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Corporate Relations Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seattle University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping Students is rewarding Students are Enthusiastic Faculty Are Very Smart and Talented

    Cons

    Pay is above traditional nonprofit organizations but of course below the corporate world


  2. Great work/life balance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work/life balance. Benefits are excellent. Very generous retirement plan. Location. First/Cap/Pill Hill area. Close to Downtown Campus. Beautiful grounds.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical. Bureaucratic and slow moving. Human Resources Religiously affiliated (a pro for some)

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency around the budget.


  3. Office Assistant--Wrk Study

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Washington in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Washington in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Seattle University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible working schedule. My boss was ver accommodating and wanted me to put my studies first. I was given a fair amount of responsibility and gained a lot of hard skills. If you're looking for an easy job that can help you get a job in an office SU has a lot of work study opportunities. It was worth it for me because I had excellent references after I left.

    Cons

    Some of the work is boring or busy work. Sometimes you will end up redoing projects (when event dates change or something). Other than that, I really enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to Management

    Ask student employees what they would like to be able to do by the time they transition out. It would have been nice for me to take some ownership over the work skills I was going to gain. And looking back there are still some things I would have loved to have learned earlier or had developed more before entering the working world.


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  5. Office Administrative Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle University part-time

    Pros

    Manager was an absolute delight to work for, and was very flexible and understanding of the needs of a student. Plenty of downtime to do homework.

    Cons

    Lacked exciting projects that would be useful for a student to build his or her experience and resume.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more tasks or projects to administrative assistants.


  6. It's a school that seems to always be transitioning, and that applies to your job as well.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, fun and interesting people. Lots of chances to build connections, seems like a stopover for most.

    Cons

    The social justice elements can feel a little washed out and planted. Just remember that it's a job.


  7. Great work environment, slightly too driven by unreachable expectations.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Services in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Academic Services in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great time-off. Always had Christmas week-NYE off. The values were great, very mission based and prioritized students and social justice.

    Cons

    Lots of coworkers were lazy and slow workers. Or maybe just inefficient. Change and progress need to be promoted more.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to innovation and give employees who work hard and well room for advancement. Or, even just say "good job" every once in a while. Not like a pat everyone on the back, but specific commendation for hard workers.


  8. Student Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment Understanding about school pressure

    Cons

    Little room for growth Limited hours available


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great positive environment in Conference and Events!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great hours, mission driven, and best of all great people to work with! Great energy in Conference and Events one of the best departments to work in!

    Cons

    I can't think of any they really do support you as an employee on all playing fields!

    Advice to Management

    There should be more bonding done between the different departments on campus!


  10. Generally good experience, with some student employment complaints

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Driver - Nighthawk in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student Driver - Nighthawk in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, works with school schedule, good pay for the hours and for students

    Cons

    can only work 20 hours per week,

    Advice to Management

    Student employees may be on the bottom of the food chain, but we need to be taken into account when making interdepartmental decisions. The NightHawk program is especially lacking in this area, especially after spending a month giving input only to find that the decision had already been made. This is disrespectful and demeaning, and will greatly affect the number of students who apply to work with Public Safety. For a program that relies completely on student employees, better treatment is necessary.


  11. Great culture and people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Seattle University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Faculty and staff here truly believe in SU mission and values. Friendly supportive work environment and good work life balance. Good benefits. Great location in Capitol Hill.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't great comparing to the corporate world and there is little opportunity to move up the ladder. This isn't a very dynamic place to work as the pace is kind of slow.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more career opportunities for staff. Raise salaries and introduce incentives to motivate employees.



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