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George Fox University Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Academic Program"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Professional
    Former Employee - Mental Health Professional
    Recommends

    I worked at George Fox University part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, encouraging atmosphere. Good opportunity to continue your studies while working for a Faith-based institution.

    Cons

    Limited hours to work because it is a federal work study program.

    Advice to Management

    There are many strengths, perhaps the one thing I would offer is to provide more students with opportunities to work for the University. This would serve more of the student population.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Newberg, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative in Newberg, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at George Fox University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Students are amazing... Work load is very diverse, no time for boredom

    Cons

    HR department is non-responsive. No room for upward mobility regardless of talent...

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your staff level people. Provide opportunities for advancement outside of the department/school they support.

  3. "Not good"

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

    I have been working at George Fox University full-time

    Pros

    There are some good co-workers here.

    Cons

    They pride themselves on innovation but they aren't really at all. They try to save money by doing everything in house and it burns them in the long run. They are pretty cheap with pay and other benefits for employees. It's hard to even get medium quality pens for your office. There are a strong group of employees who think the school is top notch but most of them have been there for a really long time or haven't worked anywhere else. There's not a lot of upward mobility because the structure is so flat.

    Advice to Management

    Stop penny pinching with your entry and mid level employes and stop funding every whim for higher level employees. More equity and transparency would be nice.


  4. "Not good."

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

    I have been working at George Fox University full-time

    Pros

    There are some good people here.

    Cons

    They like to promote themselves as innovative and cutting edge but the people who think that have never worked anywhere else. They cut corners to achieve the things they do. They don't take care of their employees. Low pay, few benefits. They primarily hire Fox grads or family members of current employees. It's too incestuous for them to see what needs fixing. They penny pinch for entry and low level employees. You can't even order decent pens for the office while the upper mid level to high level employees eat out regularly on the Fox dime and order what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees.


  5. "Educational institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at George Fox University part-time

    Pros

    Faith based community, ability to work for educational setting while in graduate school. Opportunities to explore academic programs. Nice library resources for students.

    Cons

    Federal work study limits how many hours per week for work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep positive sense of community in the work your already doing. Keep up the good work.


  6. "Custodian"

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

    I worked at George Fox University part-time

    Pros

    The people are amazing, with a great community

    Cons

    A larger team would be beneficial to meeting guidelines and time frames.


  7. "Incredible Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at George Fox University full-time

    Pros

    The University values excellence and being on the cutting edge of Christian higher education. Innovation is a high value. There is a genuine care for staff and for students. You'll be hard pressed to find better co-workers

    Cons

    Since this is such a great place to work, upward movement can be difficult as people tend to stay in positions for a long time.

  8. "Great people, good place."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at George Fox University part-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at George Fox. I worked with great people who care a great deal about students. If you are looking to work in the university setting, this is a great start and a nice location.

    Cons

    Pay is not fantastic in most positions, and promotion is difficult because employees stick around since they enjoy being there.


  9. "Electrician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at George Fox University full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, easy work pace

    Cons

    Low pay, planning was disorganized


  10. "Amazing university"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at George Fox University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small Christian university where class sizes are small. The school provided an outline for teaching than allowed the professors to individualize their work.

    Cons

    The university is still working on their accreditation.


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