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Hawaii Pacific University Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "I worked with great people who really cared about the students" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Excellent faculty, inquisitive, diverse student body" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, low opportunity for advancement" (in 10 reviews)

  • "No room for growth or raises in pay" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Professor in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ohana runs deep. I love working at HPU

    Cons

    A little short staffed so you have a lot of responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    You are getting there. HPU will be great in a few years.


  2. "Supportive Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University full-time

    Pros

    My direct supervisor is supportive and always trying to push me to do better.

    Cons

    While it can be challenging working with other departments in the end I am able to finish my task at hand.

  3. "adjunct"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Honolulu, HI
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hawaii Pacific University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great students; great environment and assistance provided

    Cons

    class was eliminated and did not believe it should have been done

    Advice to Management

    work with your adjunct


  4. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hawaii Pacific University part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other jobs


  5. "Adjunct"

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

    I worked at Hawaii Pacific University part-time

    Pros

    Diverse student body with smaller class sizes (no large lectures)

    Cons

    low pay with no benefits or prospects of advancement

    Advice to Management

    hire more full-time lecturers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great University Environment"

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

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University full-time

    Pros

    Other HPU employees are enjoyable to work with

    Cons

    Downtown location is not always pleasant to work at because of the homeless population


  7. "Not enough pay"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University full-time

    Pros

    Good work ohana, diverse student body and faculty

    Cons

    Limited funds, budget, low pay for high cost of living, no parking

  8. "Director of Student Life"

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    Former Employee - Director of Student Life in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Director of Student Life in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hawaii Pacific University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Super Fun! I'd work there again.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  9. "Teaching at HPU"

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

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University part-time

    Pros

    Collegiality among faculty and great students.

    Cons

    There are no negative comments.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. "Technical Analyst Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hawaii Pacific University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a part time position, so the hours are very flexible. They work with your schedule if you are an undergrad and the management of the IT department is awesome. There is also room for advancement once you graduate. They like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Working for the IT department can be challenging at times. There are several professors who are downright rude to the staff and do not know how to use the equipment. Even though instructions are posted in the classrooms and multiple IT staff have shown them how to use it. The part time job is minimum wage and it can be a little frustrating when you get a difficult student or professor.


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