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University of Puget Sound Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun!

    Former Employee - Coach in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Coach in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at University of Puget Sound part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic people, great environment, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Low pay, terribly disorganized administration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize better. The administrative efficiency here is surprisingly low.

  2.  

    Fun place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Puget Sound

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and good management.

    Cons

    Not enough work hours available.

  3.  

    Can be inneficient

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Puget Sound

    Pros

    Most departments are very relaxed and fun to work for

    Cons

    The departments are terrible at communicating with each other

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    "passive"

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    Current Employee - Fitness Attendant in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Fitness Attendant in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at University of Puget Sound part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very open, but not very competitive, so no real talent or progress ever emerges.

    Cons

    A lot of rich white kids. If that's what you're into, cool, but not for me. Definitely easier to exploit. Hahaha joking!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make policies tougher. Be stricter. Stop being wimps about everything.

    Recommends
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    Admin Assistant at the International Programs

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant At the International Programs Office in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant At the International Programs Office in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at University of Puget Sound part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and friendly environment. Flexibility with scheduling hours for student workers. My bosses are humorous and always open to improvement suggestions from all.

    Cons

    I didn't really see any cons during my time there.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Puget Sound

    Pros

    Great people, fantastic facilities, the students are awesome!

    This is the university to work at in the Northwest! Go Loggers!

    Cons

    Sometimes the administration seems a little bit bureaucratic, but I assume that is true about any university. But I love it here!

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    Good place to work, but they are very slow to change.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Puget Sound full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers. Better than average benefits. Treat employees ethically and with respect.

    Cons

    Training opportunities are limited. They do not promote from within. Large workload. Takes a long time for them to fill vacant positions. It is almost impossible to take vacation. Pay rate is lower than average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees so that they can be promoted when the opportunity arrises. Hire enough employees so that the workload is not overwhelming.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Overall great workplace, wonderful opportunity to learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at University of Puget Sound as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very motivated team, good compensation, and plenty of chances to expand career experience.

    Cons

    Occasionally the bureaucracy of things slows down the speed at which it takes to complete tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are really good at setting expectations at the beginning of projects, but as the project picks up and everyone gets busier, it is much more difficult to communicate.

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  10.  

    Best people I've ever worked with. Smart, caring, hard working, and down-to-earth.

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    Current Employee - Professor in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Professor in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at University of Puget Sound full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The faculty here are truly incredible. They're excellent researchers and scholars, but all share a deep desire to connect with students and inspire them to do their best. The students are strong overall, and the best of them are truly excellent. Location is nice as well.

    Cons

    The university has implemented a fixed pay scale across academic departments. While some might consider this a plus, it has the unfortunate consequence of making it hard to hire in departments that have traditionally commanded a salary premium at other instutions (e.g. Econ or Business).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workload is enormous. Breeds discontent.

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    Wonderful students, caring environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at University of Puget Sound full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The students are bright and accomplished, and the university runs itself well (no major layoffs and whatnot) for long term success.

    Cons

    Some people have been there forever and could have benefitted from moving on.

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