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University of the Pacific Reviews

Updated January 1, 2015
Updated January 1, 2015
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    After School Program through the Jacoby Center

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    Former Employee - Staff in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Staff in Stockton, CA

    I worked at University of the Pacific

    Pros

    This was a very good first job especially for aspiring teachers. You get thrown into creating lesson plans and leading a class of students in various engaging activities (I got hired after the school year started and unfortunately missed out on the training offered before the school year started). The program has certain guidelines to follow but the rest of your lesson plan can be quite flexible. As long as the students are learning and engaged in the activity planned out for them, it's a good indicator that you're doing well. Management has a good open-door policy if you need assistance.

    Cons

    Unless you wish to pursue a career in teaching/education/working with children, you may struggle as you're doing your best to lead a class and/or feel that you're wasting your time. You will definitely feel discouraged. Don't be. Do your best to stick it out for the school year. There will be a lot of personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the staff members who struggle more than others, giving more words of encouragement can be helpful.

    Recommends
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    "Simple life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA

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

    Pros

    flexibility, learning environment, growing experience.

    Cons

    It feels like a brand new company still trying to figure out how to communicate and work together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate throughout departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Research Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of the Pacific

    Pros

    THis is a great place to work

    Cons

    Some cons include advancement opportunities

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  5.  

    Excellent admin, tough academic climate

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    Current Employee - Director in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at University of the Pacific full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits packages, above average salaries, supportive office culture

    Cons

    VERY fast paced in certain areas, while others (who you depend on) move geologically slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    dismal outlook for faculty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at University of the Pacific part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Attractive campus and generally nice student population. Little oversight for instructors, so one, within limits, has great academic freedom.

    Cons

    Incompetent department chairs (in my department), unethical practices within departments, poor decisions of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop caring so much about the fiscal aspects of the university and focus on quality education or you'll end up like all the other wannabe universities. Pacific is NOT a world-class institution, so stop pretending it is... focus on making it the best it can be which is a great environment for a well-rounded liberal arts education. Hire competent department chairs and let them build outstanding departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Boring, terrible city. Good opportunities for those who can stand the location.

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    Current Employee - Residence Director in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Residence Director in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at University of the Pacific part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Three city campus, not much else.

    Cons

    Middle of nowhere, dangerous city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the three city program better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Potential for greatness but desperately in need of better administrative leadership - why are the good ones are leaving

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of the Pacific full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, staff are dedicated, faculty are very supportive of their students

    Cons

    I agree, the pace of work is frenetic because administration fails to strategize and plan - constantly putting out fires that were clearly not anticipated, purchasing new systems to replace current systems because due diligence was not done or done well. The human resources staff are not formally trained in HR and leadership. Bias, prejudice, favoritism and unethical practices are a problem in that office. Very disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in the HR department. There is a need for HR professionals that support the University not their own agenda...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Poor research intitative and no respect for hard work

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    Former Employee - Grad Assist in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Grad Assist in Stockton, CA

    I worked at University of the Pacific full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good enviornment------------if you are laid back person and know how to do politics and get your work done with words and not with work.

    Cons

    I wish I can give less then one star in-terms of research enviorment and research initiative taken by the faculty member. No work ethics and no help for upper management to improve research enviorment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    advice ae never implimented........nor the course review feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Pacific part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment. Something interesting is always going on. Students and staff are all very polite. Beautiful campus. Collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    Administrative issues can move slowly and you sometimes have to deal with a lot of red tape. Some departments can be stretched thin on staff.

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    very nice working environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Pacific full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    collegian environment, balance of life and work

    Cons

    location, but still get close to beautiful places

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