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La Sierra University Reviews

Updated November 2, 2016
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  1. "Great student jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at La Sierra University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly work space, room for growth. I loved working on campus as a student.

    Cons

    Some positions are low paying


  2. "Administration"

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

    Pros

    Fridays off during summer and that's it.

    Cons

    Poor reflection of effective leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders that actually know how to communicate effectively, and know how to build team work.


  3. "A good place if you don't care about career advancement."

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at La Sierra University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great benefits, nice people, committed staff, great opportunities to learn basic to intermediate skills. School Scheduling, easy to get time off for personal or sick days.

    Cons

    Low wages. Most staff make under 40-50k while top admin makes between 100-200k. No room for advancement or a desire to develop talent for top positions. If you want in to top positions, leave and then come back.

    Advice to Management

    Start developing internal talent like all the other companies do and quite ignoring your hidden talent. Create a bonus structure for good work.


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  5. "Enrollment Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at La Sierra University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment that is Christian yet open to all religious preferences. Flexible hours and relaxed company culture. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No vertical growth opportunities and most employees are not passionate about doing their best. Below average pay.

    Advice to Management

    To invest more in the company in order to provide better products and services to clients and to invest more in the employees.


  6. "Nice workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Sierra University full-time

    Pros

    People here are just like your families, no matter students or coworkers. Very nice and small campus. No pressure on work. the work and life balance is good.

    Cons

    little opportunities for career advancement; wages and benefits are just so so. you have to be the member of SDA church if you wanna join LSU.

    Advice to Management

    the hiring policy can be more opened, and the employees can be not just limited on SDA network. Provide more benefits on vacation and healthcare.


  7. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at La Sierra University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A wonderful opportunity to develop and grow career path.

    Cons

    There is none that I could think at the moment.


  8. "Friendly and lively office place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Sierra University part-time

    Pros

    Are flexible with their hours with students and will support them to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    There isn't any opportunity to move up the ladder unless you want to work at your specific department as career; then it can be possible. It's a tight knit environment, so your work efforts will be closely monitored.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are great in recruitment department! I think the ladder of opportunity is restricted because it's a small private university.


  9. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great working atmosphere and very fast paced - you're never bored

    Cons

    bad pay for salaried employees. I'm feelin it and I'm not even on salary

    Advice to Management

    Up those wages


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at La Sierra University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A christian based institution with a positive environment. The university is always aggressively evolving, improving and changing to meet and exceed the needs of students, parents and visitors.

    Cons

    Compensation package (for staff) is far below average of the national fair market value.

    Advice to Management

    Review staff salaries, in particular the female salaries, and make much needed changes


  11. "It's a stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It can be a positive environment, most of the staff are friendly, and the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Pay for staff is far below average when compared to other universities (though not for administration from the look of it), and it implements a 36-hour work week. This works out nicely for salaried employees, but for hourly employees, a 36-hour work week means not getting the extra 16 hours on their paychecks compared to a traditional 40-hour work week. There is often little to no room to grow, and getting a job here is often seen as a stepping stone (i.e. getting experience here to then leave and get a "real job") to something better.

    Advice to Management

    Review and improve staff salaries to match industry standard, reduce administration salaries (some are still making six figures), stop assisting administration (the highest paid people at this organization) with their mortgages and car notes, and stop worrying so much about student growth and focus on bettering what we already have.



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