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"Very good"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends

Pros

it is very stable place to work for.

Cons

there is limited room to grow.

Other Employee Reviews for Southwestern Law School

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to develop early job skills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Southwestern Law School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A stable work environment and depending on which office you work in, you may be asked to work weekends or after work hours for student related events. Opportunities were occasionally available for those outside the department to assist in these events. Staff were generally friendly and professional, and those that wanted to keep to themselves did. Professors were friendly to work/interact with. Staff have access to the gym used by the students, and parking and a cafeteria were available on site. This is a good place to develop basic administrative skills and your work style, especially if you are still trying to figure out your career path.

    Cons

    Tensions exist between departments/staffs and can be passive agrressive at times, although this can be found at many companies. There is a preference to stick with old or existing methods and a hesitation to adopt new methods. Interaction with students can test your patience and can be difficult to find space away from them to take a break or have lunch. There are very few training opportunities and opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Improve inter-department relationships, be open to new ideas, and increase training opportunities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Glad to be gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Southwestern Law School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Week off during holidays when school is not in session, set hours, kind employees, good restaurants nearby, and discounted parking for employees.

    Cons

    Adequate training is scarce, yet when you ask for help or have questions it was viewed as incompetence. Supervisors proclaim that they are approachable but are not empathetic and only care about results (aggressive verbal and email communication is expected). HR is ultimately just looking out for management. When you get to know some of the seasoned "veterans" very few are actually happy to work there. Overtime is also scarce but you are expected to complete the equivalent of three employees' workloads in a day's work with no help. When I worked there you weren't able to transfer into another department without being in your current position for at least a year, so if you didn't like your environment you'd have to suck it up or leave entirely.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better training and mentorship, and set clear goals and objectives for new employees to be revisited frequently. Look out for the bottom line, or they'll start looking to work somewhere else.

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