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Dominican University of California Reviews

Updated June 29, 2017
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  1. "A Place to Grow"

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    Former Intern - Assisting Laboratory Technician in San Rafael, CA
    Former Intern - Assisting Laboratory Technician in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at Dominican University of California as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful boss and very understanding schedule. Fostered my educational, personal, and professional growth.

    Cons

    The coworkers can get to be a bit of handful with drama.


  2. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dominican University of California (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a nice environment

    Cons

    there are too many politics

  3. "Director of Residence Life"

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    Current Employee - Director of Residence Life in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Residence Life in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dominican University of California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Independent working environment, learning opportunities, flexible hours

    Cons

    limited advancement, campus culture


  4. "Various Positions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dominican University of California full-time

    Pros

    Strong sense of community, excellent benefits, ample paid time off, creative environment, growth usually supported by management

    Cons

    Heavy top down management, frequently too many managers, rigid views on business at times

    Advice to Management

    Truly listen to those staff members who have given many years of service to the university, as well as those in lower level positions


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work Study Position"

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

    I have been working at Dominican University of California part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    there are many positions available for work study

    Cons

    Do not always fee appreciated for the work I do


  6. "Beautiful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dominican University of California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The campus, benefits and people are a huge draw. The workload is heavy, yet the pace feels slower than the corporate world. You have the opportunity to advance your education and that of your children. You can attend lectures and performances. It is an enriching, peaceful and beautiful campus. The HR staff have been very helpful on more than one occasion and they are the most professional and polite department on campus. Your job is what you make of it, show up on-time and give it your best every day.

    Cons

    It has been challenging to get time off. Departments are sleek and the loss of a member can be burdensome. The work-life balance needs help. Some offices are old and dated, no heat or air conditioning and working in a loud cramped office that gets hot or freezing can get irritating.

    Advice to Management

    Shorten the hiring process. Treat all levels of staff with dignity and respect. Encourage time-off and lead by example.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Collegial environment, bringing organization in line with the modern world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Colleagues in academic world are genuinely committed to students and strengthening of the University. Relatively strong new president with a challenging board of trustees. Some great staff members who tirelessly support the mission.

    Cons

    HR function worse than bad and totally bloated while the rest of the organization is tightening its belt. I don't know of anyone who feels they can trust HR or its "leaders", rely on HR to do its job or rely on expertise of HR. Hiring is a nightmare. Many strong candidates lost because of lack of professionalism and support in HR. Weak technology department. Dorms in disrepair which causes students to move off campus. Weak admissions department.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on students.

  8. "Adjunct faculty"

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    Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor in San Rafael, CA
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dominican University of California as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New science building has all the necessary services and tools to provide a great lecture. Great group of students in the MS in biology. Program has grown significantly in the last 4 years.

    Cons

    Almost no interaction with other adjunct or full-time faculty. Parking can be issue from 8 to 5 pm

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "My department offers a nice transition into the Career field for new professionals."

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    Current Employee - Career Counselor in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Career Counselor in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Small, community-oriented environment
    Open communication and dissemination of information
    Much of the staff and faculty are continual learners

    Cons

    Some processes are behind the times--need upgrades as far as streamlining processes like methods of communication


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