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Gonzaga University Reviews

Updated March 15, 2019
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Thayne M. McCulloh
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  • "However, this is typical of higher education jobs" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Nothing bad to say, wonderful place" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Researcher Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gonzaga University part-time

    Pros

    Incredible leadership, environment, and skill-building.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough communication between staff and mentors.


  2. "Work-study"

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    Current Employee - Gallery Attendant
    Current Employee - Gallery Attendant

    I have been working at Gonzaga University part-time

    Pros

    Easy work that allows for plenty of studying.

    Cons

    Can be boring with lots of standing.

  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gonzaga University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, supportive staff. Helpful with prioritizing school.

    Cons

    Cut hours. Not easy to move up.


  4. "Great School, Good Colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gonzaga University full-time

    Pros

    Community environment.
    Plenty of help for everything from professional to personal and great to have interactions with both students and other faculty.

    Cons

    It's like any university, there's some people there because they just can't be fired. They're unfortunately noticeable.
    Politics and alliances play a role in the professional atmosphere.


  5. "Great people, great benefits; little opportunity for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary II in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary II in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Gonzaga University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement; no financial recognition for experience or years of service

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees incremental pay raises (besides ATB...that only keeps pace with cost of living).


  6. "Unclear communication, direction and culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay for location

    Cons

    Culture unclear, communication can be vague and hard to follow the direction of upper management/leadership
    Hard to move up due to high retention rates.


  7. "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gonzaga University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Generous holidays and a yearly fun employee appreciation event. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competitive. Could do with an increase across the board. Specially for the hourly wage workers.

    Advice to Management

    Good work. I know you offer good benefits, but salaries could do with an increase.

  8. "Good Campus, Horrible Housing Dept. Culture"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in South Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in South Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am a student and a former employee of Gonzaga University. I don't want this to sound like a rebuttal against Gonzaga itself, just the department that I worked for. I love many things about it:
    The Humanistic Approach to life
    Caring Culture
    Friendly and Engaging Community
    Great Religious Groups and Help
    Cool Campus Architecture
    Fun residents and classmates, generally positive people

    Cons

    Here come the downsides. Working in Housing is horrible. Like incredibly horrible. I could write a lot here, so I'll just make a list:
    Far Left political views are shoved down your throat at every turn
    Many of the managers are incompetent and incredibly biased
    Meetings that are complete wastes of time and energy
    Events that have no department support
    Pay is based on online reporting and other administrative tasks, not actual performance
    Discipline is convoluted, confusing, and inefficient- several times I got in trouble for writing people up when THEY HAD ALCOHOL in their hands
    Incompetent RAs get promoted based on kissing up to the bosses
    Residents are often viewed as the last priority, even when they should be our first

    Finally, myself and other RAs came together and created a document to solve many of these problems, yet upper management simply ignored us. Housing is still woefully inefficient and slow at the most mundane tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Fire upper management in the Housing Office or make drastic changes to the entire department to get rid of inefficient, slow managers and get people actually solving and helping residents with their issues.


  9. "Great place to work in the Northwest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gonzaga University part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people and managers in the plant service department

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say, wonderful place!

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "Great leadership & culture, but low pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gonzaga University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Student-centered mission; great benefits (especially employer contribution to 401k); beautiful campus; students, staff, and faculty all exhibit pride in the institution; executive leaders—including President McCulloh—are very accessible and willing to engage with staff; Spokane is growing and becoming a great place to live

    Cons

    Low pay; few opportunities for advancement; basketball tickets are hard to come by!