Westmont College
2.8 of 5 5 reviews
www.westmont.edu Santa Barbara, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Oct 31, 2013

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fun place to study and work

Lifeguard (Former Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

I worked at Westmont College part-time for less than a year

Prosgreat as a college student for on campus jobs, they pay well

Conshard to get full time work there as a student

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your employees more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great school but lack of management skills to staff

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Westmont College

ProsNice campus and great students and genuine interest for students success.

ConsPoor management to administrative staff and low morale.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart valuing and listening to 'all' your staff more and take a genuine interest in making the environment better for them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Working in Paradise

Director of Development (Current Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

I have been working at Westmont College full-time for more than 8 years

ProsWorking at Westmont was a great experience. Being around bright students, passionate professors all set in the beautiful foothills of Santa Barbara

ConsPay, Westmont doesn't pay staff enough to make a living in Santa Barbara. It is so expensive to live there it just doesn't work out.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Outdated technology

Applications Programmer (Current Employee)
Montecito, CA

I have been working at Westmont College

ProsIncredibly beautiful campus. Good quality student dining areas.

ConsDatatel system is old technology re-packaged as new and innovative. Under the hood, it's all command driven even to design screens. Not GUI, no mouse. Database is not relational. The users won't use Datatel because it's too complicated, Therefore, all it's data is pushed through SQL-Server and then deployed on desktops via MS-Access screens.

Advice to Senior ManagementIT is in a beautiful old building but management should invest in better wiring so the power doesn't keep shutting down the system, which results in work products and data loss.

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Westmont College - A good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Barbara, CA

I worked at Westmont College

ProsWestmont offers a Christian environment and a supportive, close-knit community. Westmont has a beautiful campus in a wooded area near the Pacific Ocean.

ConsWestmont's salaries are lower than at other colleges/universities, although the benefits offered are decent. Westmont offers no gradaute programs, so there is no way for employees to further their education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider offering tuition benefits for staff at partnering colleges and universities so that employees can pursue graduate degrees. This would make up for lower salaries.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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