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University of San Francisco Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
85 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible schedule, you get to choose the days of the week you want to work at the beginning of each semester (in 6 reviews)

  • flexible schedule, ok pay, great people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage while I worked there, but the pay is beginning to increase (in 5 reviews)

  • You can't learn anything new from them (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Student Assistant to the Dean

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of San Francisco

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours as a student. Very supportive, warm, and welcoming staff. This is a perfect place to be working with a full-time student schedule.

    Cons

    As a student assistant the job responsibilities can be mindless. Student jobs are reserved for students are will not likely lead to any promotion post-graduation.

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    Student worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of San Francisco

    Pros

    Great environment and great employees. My advisors always looked out for me, even after I graduated and was looking for full time employment in a different city.

    Cons

    Very, very difficult to find a job as a student, even with financial aid work study.

  3.  

    It was great.

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    Current Employee - Parking Attendant
    Current Employee - Parking Attendant

    I have been working at University of San Francisco

    Pros

    The location is unbeatable and it is a beautiful campus. Everyone is incredibly friendly and intelligent. The facilities are top notch as well.

    Cons

    The area is expensive to live in and the salary could be a little better to support oneself in this environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Don't Regret It At All

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at University of San Francisco part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Get to refresh yourself of the basics of classes and feel good about helping the upcoming students.

    Cons

    Grading is awful. Also figuring out whether you're giving too much help or not enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professors should continue making sure to make themselves as available to their students as possible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stable, flexible place to work, with great people and benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of San Francisco

    Pros

    Values and culture of the University are very uplifting. Perfect job for a parent.

    Cons

    Some managers/directors do not have the knowledge or experience to be in their position, which creates an environment of uncertainty and confusion in regard to responsibilities and overall improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Great organization for students

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at University of San Francisco

    Pros

    Once you are hired, employers are very catering towards students. School comes first and students can't work more than 25 hours a week to ensure this is enforced.

    Cons

    Many departments are unorganized and communication between departments is even worse. In terms of culture, this is a rich kid school so many students feel entitled which is hard to deal with in a work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money organizing your departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    International environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Global student pool for a diverse learning experience

    Cons

    no cons for an experienced teacher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for talented instructors who can teach a global classroom

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Can be a stressful, politics-laden place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of San Francisco

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice campus, hours

    Cons

    Politics can be intense and difficult to navigate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent place to work!

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant IV
    Current Employee - Program Assistant IV

    I have been working at University of San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    The work-life balance is incredible. I know understand why people stay for decades! The staff are dynamic to say the least and are really positive, driven, and mission-oriented. Living the Mission is a real thing. There is an emphasis on wellness, spiritual and academic opportunities. A social justice-oriented environment is very much present. The benefits package is pretty good. Comprehensive medical health and tuition remission are two things that really stand out; while some of their other benefits (dental/vision) could be better.

    Overall, people really care about you here. I never thought I could see myself staying somewhere for years and years, but this may be it!

    Cons

    There is no natural trajectory for Program Assistant positions, so one must be intentional about their goals if they intend to seek a higher level position. Being unionized provides protection but also is limiting in regard to flexibility with work schedule.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at University of San Francisco part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working at USF as a student was an enriching experience. The hours worked well with my schedule, which made it easy for managing class and work. ItEasy access to management. Very good about scheduling around class.

    Cons

    Very little to dislike about working at USF. One thing, there's not much food around campus unless you take a bus. On campus there are few options, just none that are that healthy. The sandwich and salad bars close early, even though they always get long lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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