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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Loved It!

    May 16, 2020 - Student Worker 
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    Pros

    All management is very considerate of your academic workload, and make hours manageable!

    Cons

    Some student jobs at Oxy provide more transferrable skills than others

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    New School Mafia 2014-2020

    Feb 5, 2021 - Director in Long Beach, CA
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    Pros

    Great staff and personnel. But their voices need to be heard by the Senior Administration.

    Cons

    Back in 2014-2020, you can only advance in Oxy if you are with the New School mafia. The previous president from the New School hired his own set of people from the New School, and literally made their own little empire at Oxy. So many staff left Oxy because of this. They lost their voices at Oxy. Now that that New School president left in 2020, I am hoping things will be better at Oxy, though there are still 3 people at the top with very very fat salaries running the school. Hopefully the new President from Stanford has his eyes wide open.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good time as work study employee

    May 14, 2020 - Bengal Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    Flexible work study job. Paid trips to Los Angeles destinations. Met a lot of my fellow students, very enjoyable.

    Cons

    Hours were occasionally hectic. App for Oxy Bengal Bus was poor.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    A place with a homey environment

    Mar 11, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    My work environment was wonderful! I had awesome and caring coworkers in addition to the higher ups. Being a small school, there were tons of opportunities to make a difference/improve the system; I wasn't just a cog in the wheel.

    Cons

    While not applicable to me, I heard that the salary levels at Oxy are typically lower than other similar schools.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good Place to Work

    Sep 15, 2016 -  
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    Pros

    There is great flexibility here.

    Cons

    Oxy tends to have poor communication and structure.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Office Assistant

    Feb 23, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Good for resume building--many jobs require you to learn a working set of professional skills, while many others don't.

    Cons

    It's a work study program, so there is not much to say regarding lack of benefits, compensations, etc. It is what it is--easy part time jobs to make some pocket money, while Oxy can boost its reputation by financially helping out students.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great campus culture and a progressive work environment.

    Mar 25, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    Oxy is a great community with friendly people and beautiful grounds. Because the campus is relatively small, it's easy to know everyone and everyone knows you. Employees and faculty genuinely care about making the campus a better place.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Oxy underpays most positions, as is true with many higher education institutions. This used to be balanced with excellent benefits, but during my nine years I saw many of the benefits disappear with a president focusing on the bottom line. There are still great benefits, just not as many as there used to be. Your experience may different greatly depending on your department; some are better than others. Also, many long-time employees have recently lost their jobs due to restructuring and budgeting, which has contributed to a culture of fear and a more corporate-like atmosphere.

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