University of La Verne Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Administrative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of La Verne full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Value their employees. Great Benefits.
    Value Education and encourage employees to pursue higher education.
    Vacation time is amazing. Their tuition reimbursement is excellent.

    Cons

    It's higher ed and they don't pay as much as other institutions.


  2. Fantastic!

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in La Verne, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in La Verne, CA

    I worked at University of La Verne

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

    Pros

    I worked for 4 years in the Department of Photography a student worker during the school year, and a regular employee during the summer. I had such an enriching experience! I gained and improved office skills, became the department archivist, gallery assistant, dark room assistant, and computer lab assistant. Great artistic work environment, friendly and reasonable bosses-all at the school I was attending.

    The university as a whole was pleasant to work for, and everyone was friendly and helpful.

    Learned many skills in many areas.

    Cons

    Department didn't have the budget to hire me on after graduation, despite their desires to do so. Can't really complain, as it was a job to have while attending.


  3. Good core values, poor pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of La Verne

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

    Pros

    Tuition remission, people, culture, personal growth opportunities are available and offered freely, time off policies are generous, but you often can't use them as you are too busy

    Cons

    Too few people, too much work, very cheap, poor work life balance, there is an expectation of being available for all managers, regardless of level to be available and answering emails (even stupid ones) 24 hours per day

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people right, improve your retention and reward of good employees. Stop letting them walk out of the door.


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  5. good place to work while in school

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in La Verne, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in La Verne, CA

    I have been working at University of La Verne part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great option for working flexible hours while still in school. Ability to flex schedule and to get homework done when things are slow. Students are treated very well.

    Cons

    Not always the most interesting work, but that's to be expected with this kind of position.


  6. Student Works Taken Advantage Of.

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    Current Employee - University of La Verne Student Worker in La Verne, CA
    Current Employee - University of La Verne Student Worker in La Verne, CA

    I have been working at University of La Verne part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    They work around your schedule. Easy going to work right after or between classes.

    Cons

    You end up doing the majority of your bosses work.
    No higher pay than $10, you start at $8 and only go up $0.25 each year unless promoted to manager. Won't be hired unless you are under federal work study majority of the time.

    Advice to Management

    You make enough money off tuition; instead of wasting millions on the presidents new house, start hiring students based off skill not if they are on federal work study.


  7. Great University, Great People!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of La Verne

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment ! Beautiful private school!

    Cons

    Long drive if you live in west LA!


  8. Good for an adjunct professor

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in La Verne, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in La Verne, CA

    I have been working at University of La Verne part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Leadership is great, flexible scheduling, good students

    Cons

    Compensation, lack of office space

    Advice to Management

    The pay for adjunct professors leaves something to be desired. However, the department chair is great and extremely amenable to change.


  9. Beautiful campus, friendly colleagues, advanced classroom technology, and nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in La Verne, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in La Verne, CA

    I have been working at University of La Verne part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A private university with state of the art facilities, including student community room, library, computer labs, and nice classrooms.
    No bad-behavior students
    Supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Salary for adjunct faculty is not competitive compared to other universities.
    No performance based salary systems. No matter how good/bad you teach your salary will be the same.
    No encouragement for part time lecturers to apply for full-time.

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising adjunct faculty's salary based on the students' feedback.


  10. Great benefits and programs... leadership is questionable!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of La Verne full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome Marketing department and great benefits.

    Cons

    Policy are in place but not followed, No training is provided.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to write.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing in many ways because things don't change at ULV in good ways.

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    Former Employee - Email and Systems Administrative in La Verne, CA
    Former Employee - Email and Systems Administrative in La Verne, CA

    I worked at University of La Verne full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Free tuition after four years.
    Lots of time off.
    Some real good people there.
    The organization shuts down near the end of the year.

    Cons

    In the IT Department, there isn't any real leadership. They have "managers" of course, but I felt there was a lack of leadership and there is a huge difference between those two roles. I also felt that the roles of the managers was a CYA perspective. The status quo has to be kept at ULV even if it is not what is best for the students and doesn't keep up with the changing technology. I think the organization really went down hill when Devorah came aboard. I am sure she is doing a good job raising the national exposure of the organization, but I think she mainly serves herself. I actually was banned from her home because I didn't kiss her husband's butt enough. Overall, I am 100% glad that I was laid off from this place and sent an email to my former boss telling how happy I was.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to stop treating employees as if they should just be thankful that they have a job and that they should just shut up and not speak up when things can obviously be improved. I would also remind the current President that she is not Oprah, and therefore she doesn't need to be on the cover of almost every copy of the school magazine. A lot of the pictures I saw of her showed the students as props with the focus on her. The focus should be on the students and not be the Devorah show.



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