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"Higher education institution."

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Golden Gate University full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great people to work with. Benefits are probably not the best but still are good. Also, as an employee you get tuition benefits.

Cons

Salaries are low compare to other institutions. If you are thinking to advance in your career than definitely this is not a place for you as they almost never promote from within. Be careful as you get older because you will be the first on the list to get laid off if there will be restructuring.

Advice to Management

Please appreciate your hard working employees, not those who know to talk only but not do much. So, open your eyes and see through.

Other Employee Reviews for Golden Gate University

  1. "A sinking ship...."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Golden Gate University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    GGU is a warm, hospitable, and supportive work environment. Employees are close knit, kind, friendly, and downright amazing. Most everyone is open hearted and quite humble. The staff is truly the glue keeping the university afloat...

    Cons

    Golden Gate University used to be an innovative and competitive force on the market. Unfortunately they have fallen so far behind the pack that it is uncertain that they will make it to the finish line. Budgetary deficits are creating serious gaps within the infrastructure and increasing the work load exponentially for staff. Most individuals are doing the work of 2-4 people on a daily basis. Employees are dropping like flies as the management attempts to clean house and some of their best talent has abandoned ship. When you add the instability of the university along with the poor pay and expensive benefits you have the makings of disaster. Employees feel undervalued and overworked. Most are fielding job offers, applying for new jobs, updating their resumes, and attempting to find a life preserver should the boat go down.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Pay your employees. what they are worth. Recognize they're hard work and dedication to the institution. The employees are vital to the success of Golden Gate University.


  2. "Good luck paying your mortgage or supporting a family"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of International Admissions and Advising in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of International Admissions and Advising in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Golden Gate University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, faculty and staff are friendly, helpful and diverse. Very little micro-management and because they are not a for profit institution, GGU does not run their admissions like a puppy mill. They strive for retention, not just getting the students in the door for money. They help pay for your education, too. Good place to work if you are young and single and live in the city (not that you will be able to afford to off their salary).

    Cons

    Little chance of advancement unless your are one of the "new favorites". The pay is horrible - especially for being a university that is in the heart of san francisco. Many of the staff work hard to get their education their but when they finish, it is not rewarded. For example, if you get your Masters degree, you will still be making a salary only around 45k if you are lucky. Benefits are only ok. When I worked there, to get BASIC Kaiser benefits, it was costing me over 500 a month.
    Hours were horrible. I didn't get off work until after 6:30 and if you have a commute, this is awful - especially if you have kids. I wouldn't get home to my little ones until almost 8pm.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff and faculty what they are worth. We appreciate the raises but 3% on 45k a year don't help. This is the Bay Area, not Nebraska. Value your staff more. They work hard, are on the front lines and deserve credit and a chance for advancement. Stop playing favorites and give more people a chance.

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