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Chapman University Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  • Jobs appear to be few and far between for student seeking work-study jobs (in 5 reviews)

  • low pay, based upon how many students chose to be in the program (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "I really enjoyed working at Chapman as a student and this opportunity helped me in my career."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Felxible, great work environment with dedicated people.

    Cons

    The student pay was low and there was no room to advance within the library after graduation.


  2. "Administrative assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the school as I was a student as well, worked with great people, flexible schedule

    Cons

    I wouldn't say I had any cons with the department I was in


  3. "Work Study Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chapman University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome people/environment and great culture

    Cons

    Pay was minimal and hours weren't regular

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


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  5. "A Generally Nice Community with Growing Pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman University part-time

    Pros

    Fast-growing, contact with many successful businesses/community members, more vacation time around the holidays

    Cons

    A lot politics and gossip. Low and mid-level positions have a very high turnover rate, it's rare to find people that keep one position for longer than a year

    Advice to Management

    Get control over who you want to be as an institution so a culture emerges organically.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman University full-time

    Pros

    Good location, beautiful campus & great benefits (health insurance, 401k). Majority of staff and faculty are good friendly people that you can easily form life long bonds with.

    Cons

    Mid to upper level management seems to be inept in some departments - majority of work load is put onto a few employees, while others are able to get by doing much less and rewarded all the same. Work-life balance can be great or horrible, depends who your manager is/what department you are in.

    Advice to Management

    Put the focus back onto the students, which is what made Chapman so great in the first place. Take care of staff that is carrying a heavy work load, especially during a software conversion, and possibly review some of the mid-level managers/administrators.


  7. "Good work with some major downsides"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chapman University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to set your own hours
    Get experience teaching
    Work isn't terribly challenging if you know the subject matter

    Cons

    You can only work for an hour per student per week
    Not many students will be assigned to you if you're a one-on-one tutor, at least in the music department

    Advice to Management

    I work itself is good and rewarding. However, the fact that personal tutors can only work an hour per student per week is a major downside. Not only does it hurt the tutor due to little wages, but the student suffers as well if they need more than an hour per week.


  8. "Good school to work at"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chapman University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, up to date faculty, nice staff, great students.

    Cons

    slow to adapt to change (except for virtual reality, they jumped on that!)

    Advice to Management

    be more open to change and new ideas more quickly


  9. "Politically Driven"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gorgeous campus! People are friendly.

    Cons

    Administration pushes their own agenda. Only get to keep your job if you are the right personality and "are needed to support their agenda".

    Advice to Management

    Consider the quality of education and support your part time faculty.


  10. "Could be great"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Chapman University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits
    - Facilities are new
    - Majority of the staff are great to work with

    Cons

    - Everything moves very slowly through upper administration
    - Staff do not feel that they are regarded as essential
    - Very little transperancy


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on the department"

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    Former Employee - Mail Clerk II in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Mail Clerk II in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chapman University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and time off are awesome. Pay is good when you start but you get inadequate raises after. Free classes

    Cons

    Management (if you can call it that) is horrible. I worked in the mail room for over 8 years, and the supervisors usually have no clue how to run a department or even communicate effectively. There are a lot of departments that have it much better. If you are work in a service department you will be treated like garbage, and have no real opportunity to better yourself. There are nice people in every department but not enough to make you feel appreciated. I don't expect anything to be given to me but when you bust your butt a thank you can go a long way. You also have to pay a lot for parking

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a real review process for the supervisors, managers, directors etc. If someone doesn't do their job, or mistreats people they shouldn't be promoted. Make it more about what you know not who you know.



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