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Golden Gate University Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • It's a great community, great people (in 7 reviews)

  • Nice people, good learning experience, flexible hours (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, as much as half of other adjuncts at other universities; almost zero increases over the years (in 5 reviews)

  • A lot of demoralizing employees that have been there for years with no advancement and raises (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "GGU"

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

    Pros

    It's a great community, great people

    Cons

    I think it's just great


  2. "Not the most exciting place to work"

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

    I have been working at Golden Gate University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, friendly environment, Good location

    Cons

    low salary
    low-tech
    management has been there for many years, so there is no effort to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Push employees to be trained, incentive them to attend the classes, they are free.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Appreciated the experience but glad to move on..."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golden Gate University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are kind. There is flexibility to get involved and start projects you care about. The students are great! And so is the location. Tuition remission and retirement benefits are good. I think the new President (David Fike) is taking things in the right direction, but there is a fair amount of damage to undo.

    Cons

    Pay is very low and there were no raises or even cost of living increases during the multiple years I worked there. Lack of feeling appreciated / recognized, minimal opportunities for professional development - I stopped growing and feeling challenged. A lot of valuable people seem to get stuck and have no way of moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Address pay disparities within the organization and wage suppression relative to other schools in the area. Institute cost of living adjustments and rewards for performance (can be both monetary and non-monetary). Create different position levels or grades so that people feel they have somewhere to move up and a clear path to do so. Try to retain good people instead of just having people come to do their degree with tuition remission and then leave immediately after they're done. Bring back a training program for managers.


  4. "Great School for adult students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Golden Gate University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent classes' schedule & excellent professors

    Cons

    Work to including a PhD on your offerings

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to students that require academic advice.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great location, terrible senior management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Golden Gate University full-time

    Pros

    Convenient location, near all forms of public transit

    Cons

    Senior management seems to self-deal quite a bit, limiting the progress that junior-to-mid employees make while consistently asking them to do more with less.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bottom Market, High Medical Premium"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golden Gate University full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is good. Full time employees get free undergrad tuition and help with post grad tuition.

    Cons

    The medical semi monthly premium is impossible. small institution with very little upward opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    if you don't use a performance review system, at least structure an increase program. prioritize competitive medical benefits program.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manger"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Golden Gate University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition Remission for full-time employees.

    Cons

    Constant organizational changes without proper notice

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employees development

  8. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golden Gate University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours + good team to work with

    Cons

    Higher ed = things take too long to get done


  9. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Gate University part-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Below market compensation even for people trying to progress.


  10. "Great organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golden Gate University part-time

    Pros

    Stress free work in an environment that was open to new ideas. It was a great part-time job.

    Cons

    The work did get a bit boring after a while. That said, you were able to squeeze in time for other things that needed to be done.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise managers to take a better look at the processes they have for certain tasks. Maybe certain tasks can be done more efficiently.


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