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"Associate Director"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Flexibility, great people, good benefits

Cons

Risk averse leadership, can be reluctant to change

Other Employee Reviews for Pepperdine University

  1. "Don't work for the IT department"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location, nice people, non-IT departments are good, students are friendly

    Cons

    Management in IT - a few don't enough experience to know even the simplest best practices, and they are only out for themselves and cannot deal with conflicts that arise. What's worse, they fancy themselves good at their jobs. Terrible combo. Be careful, if you complain about them they may retaliate. They can be unethical as well. That said, there are like two who are good at their jobs.

    IT is a police state - The information security group has overriding power to shut down your project on grounds of "security" instead of being an advisory group and helping you out.

    Too political - it's a good ol' boys club, and you're either in it or you're not. Questioning or having a disagreement with management is a death sentence for your career. You can't trust anyone, and you can't even really be friends with anyone. They will try to intimidate you to get you to toe the line.

    Don't keep up with upgrades - your pertinent skills will atrophy and it will be hard to find a job elsewhere.

    Pay is WAY below industry averages (unless you're high up) - They'll try to tell you that you're well paid though

    Advice to Management

    Funny how all of the marginal to negative reviews on here are about the IT department. Funny also, how I can't disagree. Don't work for IT. My advice to management in IT is to learn how to manage. You get paid over twice what most your underlings make, earn your keep.

    And beware of nepotism, you shouldn't allow it here.


  2. "Media Coordinator"

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    Former Contractor - Media Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Media Coordinator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Pepperdine University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    kind and systematical recruitment process

    Cons

    very little pay compared to the time and effort input

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