Claremont Graduate University Reviews

Updated Apr 26, 2021

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Claremont Graduate University President Len Jessup
Len Jessup
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Pros
  • "Excellent work environment with plenty of overtime(in 5 reviews)

  • "I enjoy my job and the people that I work with here at CGU(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I have not had any negative experiences here at CGU(in 4 reviews)

  • "best interest(in 2 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Apr 26, 2021 - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Friendly coworkers and supervisors there

      Cons

      Limited hours available to work

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work if advancement isn't what you're looking for

      Apr 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - great colleagues - you can get yourself a graduate degree after a year of working at CGU - friendly environment

      Cons

      - few if any advancement opportunities

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Co workers

      Oct 1, 2020 - Recruiter 
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      Pros

      Most people are quite nice.

      Cons

      The management team does not seem to have the best interest in mind of those below them. Sometimes treated people with masters degrees as phone bank. Not always supportive of professional development.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Incredible Peers - Leadership doesn't necessarily value that

      Sep 28, 2020 - Assistant Director of Admissions in Claremont, CA
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      Pros

      Your teammates will be incredibly hardworking, beautiful location, fantastic mission

      Cons

      Nearly impossible goals from administration

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Wonderful community, place to live and work

      Jun 16, 2020 - Evaluation Associate in Claremont, CA
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      Pros

      -Good community, support, working environment

      Cons

      -Pay can greatly vary depending on the research lab you work in

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love it

      Feb 29, 2020 - DBOS Student Worker in Claremont, CA
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      Pros

      -Super flexible with class schedules -Management is amazing -The office is a great environment

      Cons

      -15 an hour isn't great, but it's reasonable given the work

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Intense Budget Cuts Hamper Experience

      Mar 30, 2019 - Student Worker in Claremont, CA
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      Pros

      -Super supportive environment for graduate students to work while also studying full time; plenty of flexibility -Absolutely wonderful and friendly people; my close colleagues feel like family -Gorgeous campus and location

      Cons

      CGU has been undergoing some immense changes over the past few years. Being jostled from interim president to interim president has been chaotic and political. The biggest shift has been going to a centralized structure which has robbed many of the schools within the university of their culture and autonomy. This also has also created a lot of resentment from the staff within the schools who are being stripped of their rights (ex. departments were nearly barred from spending money and hosting commencement celebrations for their graduating students). Also, everyone is feeling the squeeze of budget cuts and it is hurting morale....from staff all the way down to students. However, I am hopeful that the new president, Len Jessup, will help to mitigate these issues with his new vision for the institution.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      May 1, 2019 - Adjunct Professor 
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      Pros

      The students that I have been working with for the last few semesters have been great. They seem genuinely interested in learning and work hard. Once in a while there will be someone who doesn't come to class prepared as well as they should be, but that is generally not the case. The faculty members and the administrative staff are great as well. Never have I not received the support that I needed and they work with you to make sure that you are able to do your best work in the classroom. A really nice place to work at.

      Cons

      I have not had any negative experiences here at CGU.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience

      Aug 15, 2019 - Research Fellow 
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      Pros

      Small community, friendly colleague, and great environment.

      Cons

      Lack of library sources and lack of access to datasets.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Needs better leadership

      Sep 3, 2019 - Vice President Operations 
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      Pros

      Friendly environment and staff, but moral is low

      Cons

      Poor leadership trending to low moral

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