University of Redlands

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University of Redlands Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
22 Reviews
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    Office Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Redlands part-time

    Pros

    Helpful and passionate coworkers. Flexible scheduling. Great potlucks!

    Cons

    The work performed was very tedious. Not a job you wake up in the morning excited about

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good for students, bad for employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Its a beautiful campus and the students are great. The professors are good to and are dedicated to the students, but don't like the employees. You get lots of time off and lots of sick time, so thats kinda nice. There are some really nice and smart people who work here, people who have been here a long time.

    The tuition benefit is good for employees and their kids and you get the benefit of being a student, which is a great experience.

    Cons

    The culture here is based on politic and who your friends with. Someone else said to watch your back because people who seem friendly are not. That is very true. There is a blame-game and take-the-credit game, so you better know how to play. The university talks about diversity and stuff, but they are not really interested in all that. They just say they are.

    The pay is below average and what you pay in health premiums will shock you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they don't listen anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It seemed better than what it really is.

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    Former Employee - Grounds Worker in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Grounds Worker in Redlands, CA

    I worked at University of Redlands full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Retirement contribution by university is 7% of your wages. Free tuition for those that would like to earn an BA or BS, and discount for those getting a MBA. Health plan not so good, they have blue cross ETNA.

    Cons

    Salary is pretty low in some departments. Some departments work harder and get very low pay, for example in grounds department the average worker makes about $14. Per hour. Health plan not so good, they have blue cross ETNA. Co-payments are $35. Management is not so great, neither smart or efficient, and many times bias.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ethical and learn to Manage like Pros. e.g. Google, Amazon and ESRI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Business School is a great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mature students, collegial atmosphere, decent teaching schedule

    Cons

    Low pay relative to peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of work for low pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA

    I worked at University of Redlands full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and great students. Decent benefits and retirement. Small campus.

    Cons

    Organization is flawed though and there are way too many administrators than staff. Not open to new ideas and often grabbing at straws to try new things at the expense of staff. Tradition dictates actions and alienates some employees. Very cliquish and lots of nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with staff organization to help improve customer service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had a wonderful experience working at this University.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Redlands, CA

    I worked at University of Redlands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is that the faculty and staff treat you like family. Everyone truly cares about education at this institution.

    Cons

    The pay is not very competitive unless you have been there a long time or are tenured (I assume).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faster and clearer communication with part-time or temporary employees is much needed!

    Recommends
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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Director in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Redlands, CA

    I worked at University of Redlands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, everyone who works there really cares about what they are doing.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the industry. Difficult to find good housing in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come together as a team. The battle between student life and administration hurts the organization. You can work past this and build a fantastic University if you will put ego's aside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to be

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    Former Employee - Search Committee Member in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Search Committee Member in Redlands, CA

    I worked at University of Redlands as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a very pleasant experience, my opinion mattered and the people are great. There is fantastic leadership and depending on your position there can be any amount of employee empowerment.

    Cons

    My work was volunteer, but I've heard that pay in some positions isn't top notch. The campus is gorgeous though, just make sure to ask all of the questions that you want to know about before committing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Redlands has been a humbling and enlightening experience.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Redlands, CA

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

    Pros

    The work has required that I learn new perspectives and skills, but has allowed me to work independently and in a team or structured environment. They have allowed for my personality and career goals to shape which projects I take on and have provided support for my own goals.

    Cons

    The hours were limited by my student employee status. I would have preferred to have had at least 20 or 30 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider opening up opportunities to provide student employees with more hours and further responsibility. Make sure not to change the support for personal development and career development that currently exists in this work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Faculty, bureaucratic and bloated Administration

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Redlands

    Pros

    Gorgeous campus, excellent learning environment and truly an excellent university

    Cons

    New president is a bit clueless and doesn't seem to have any sort of personal commitment to the university. Their staffing choices are questionable and the whole atmosphere is bureaucratic and slightly inept (if you've worked in business before you will see this, if not you might enjoy the relaxed atmosphere).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate your hiring practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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