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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lovely people but lackluster environment"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Enrollment in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I worked at Notre Dame de Namur full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    +1 star for the people and community - a lot of passion and student-centered
    +1 star for the students - the values of social justice and service are pinnacle for many

    Cons

    -1 star for the management/turnover - poor communicators, ineffective leaders and terrible at judging morale. You're constantly getting a new supervisor and a new team because of turnover.
    -1 star for the retention/enrollment/budget woes - this school not only struggles to keep their students but also to recruit new ones. This adds pressure to all departments to try to keep functioning at the same or better capacity with less resources.
    -1 star for being underpaid, overworked and under-appreciated - they expect miracles with a shoestring budget. Don't expect your paycheck to keep pace with the cost of living.

    The values and mission appeal to many but, unfortunately, it's all talk and little walk and even the students see that.

    Advice to Management

    Management is well aware of the problems. Unfortunately, they can't always take action because of budgetary restraints.. or perhaps lack of caring.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good mission and values. Great people. Nice environment.

    Cons

    Understaffed, overworked and underpaid staff. Senior administration unaware or ignore staff challenges. Faculty and staff are disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    Roll up your sleeves and give a hand, your staff is overworked and stressed.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lecturer"

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

    I worked at Notre Dame de Namur part-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, a lot of autonomy, small class sizes, an emphasis on helping students do good work in the world

    Cons

    President is as warm as an iceberg, decisions are made based on what will bring revenue not on principles of what the school was founded upon, a lot of secrecy.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "High expectations for below average compensation"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Notre Dame de Namur full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You'll work with some of the best staff and students in the area. The small campus allows you to interact and know most of the campus community. It's a historic university with a lot of rich history. The university is committed to its community service outreach, and education for all approach. The majority of the students that attend are minorities and first generation students. You will have moments when you feel the job you're doing is rewarding.

    Cons

    There is virtually no on-boarding training. You are expected to learn as you go, with no proper training. Working under the enrollment division, you will feel the constant pressure to make enrollment projections each semester. It's a university that is dependent on tuition, so literally, every student counts, and you will be asked to do whatever you can to enroll a student for the benefit of the university. There is tremendous pressure to perform daily, operating very much like a for-profit university. Compensation falls below average based on peer universities in the area. Unfortunately, there are more days than not when you don't feel the job you are doing is very rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    The majority of staff do not feel like they are being valued for what they do, nor do they feel like their opinions matter. There is no transparency between upper management and staff, and this has created a divide between the two. Staff feels like they are just being told what to do, but are not given the resources, support, or proper traininig to do so.


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