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Loyola Marymount University Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Beautiful campus and encouraging workplace (in 23 reviews)

  • Great people, excellent benefits and savings plans, good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no guidance, very hands off, the organization itself was lack and a there was a very old system for filling that refused to be changed (in 4 reviews)

  • Limited growth potential and commonly low pay as compared to other academic jobs (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work if you are serious and want to advance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director Career and Professional Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director Career and Professional Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard work is rewarded with advancement, though you do have to make some noise

    Cons

    Quality employees can stagnate if they are the quiet type


  2. "Library shelver"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shelving Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Shelving Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loyola Marymount University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers are nice. The flexible hours are great for students. It is a convenient location for students as well

    Cons

    More hours for the students who want them would be great. Also, it'd be good to have more non-student supervisors incase the current ones leave

    Advice to Management

    Collections management could use more funding

  3. "Beautiful views, nice people"

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

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work overall.

    Cons

    Low salaries given job responsibilities but the people are nice.


  4. "Don't trust what LMU tells you during recruitment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Loyola Marymount University full-time

    Pros

    Students are generally eager and respectful; they are easy to teach. Other employees are friendly. The campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    For prospective employees/faculty: The administration will likely mislead you about your total compensation package--especially assistance with housing costs--during recruitment. Do not trust the institution during negotiation; get *everything* in writing. Do not assume promises will be kept and plan accordingly. Better yet, just skip the place entirely unless you have no other options.

    The administration is seriously out of touch with faculty and staff. Much of the upper administration come from old guard LMU faculty, which creates the parochial culture one might expect from an institution that was recently (and maybe still is) an academic backwater.

    For prospective faculty: the University does not know what it wants to be. There is little strategic focus and it is hard to discern whether LMU is an aspirant research institution, a regional university servicing the basic educational needs of Southern California, or a religious institution. Expect the culture and your evaluation to reflect this lack of focus.

    Perhaps most importantly, compensation is very poor given the high cost of living in the surrounding area.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with dignity and respect. Modernize HR and management practices.


  5. "Communications Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice staff in my office.

    Cons

    The university as a whole is hypocritical.

    Advice to Management

    Actually follow the mission.


  6. "Great place to work. Low stress and kind people."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Support Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Support Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Loyola Marymount University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My department support their employees continuing education by providing certification paths. And paying for training and tests. About 16 paid holidays off per year. Retirement 403b. Job security and a low stress (most of the time) work environment. The new President is amazing.

    Cons

    Salary about $10,000 - $20,000 less than at non-government institutions and we have to pay for parking on campus but at least that means there's more parking.


  7. "Stunning Setting"

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    Former Employee - Advanced Service Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Advanced Service Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best things were the beautiful campus and facilies such as the gym.

    Cons

    Poor management. It really was a stessful environment. Work overload.

  8. "Senior Administrative Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University full-time

    Pros

    Great people, excellent benefits and savings plans, good work/life balance

    Cons

    not technology forward, approvals for days


  9. "janitor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loyola Marymount University part-time

    Pros

    Great environment and loved working with students

    Cons

    No cons other than pay


  10. "Student researcher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked closely with ACLU deans.

    Cons

    Oversight management was a little uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a passion project and deans will be amenable to work with you.


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