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Our Lady of the Lake University Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. "Student employee"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Student Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Our Lady of the Lake University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great faculty, wonderful supervisors, adequate workload, and time for school work

    Cons

    Pay and limits on hours

    Advice to Management

    Your mentorship and investment in solid staff helps the student body to grow as they learn.


  2. "Overall Good Place To Work"

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

    I have been working at Our Lady of the Lake University full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus; kind, well-meaning employees; meaningful mission and values; opportunities to really contribute and make a difference both to the university and in the lives of students; flexibility and work-life balance

    Cons

    Many staff and faculty wear several hats, so overworking and burnout are common. Recent changes in leadership have created a certain degree of uncertainty. Changes in the educational landscape of San Antonio have made private higher education a challenging place to be right now.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Train your managers and supervisors to address burnout. Communicate openly and honestly. Create opportunities to interact with staff in authentic ways.

  3. "Graduate Assitant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Our Lady of the Lake University part-time

    Pros

    The coworkers are great to work with

    Cons

    The pay could be a lot better


  4. "You feel at home there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburg, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburg, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Our Lady of the Lake University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the staff working there have benefitted from the education there at OLLU. We're a family here, and we all try to help each other succeed.

    Cons

    Communication can sometimes be redundant, ineffective, or non-existent. At the time, there were a lot of miscommunication occurrences, and that drove me crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the students, listen to the employees, listen to your hearts. Sometimes the board and the top management got lost in numbers rather than what the students needed.


  5. "Assistant Professor of Finance"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor, Finance in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor, Finance in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Our Lady of the Lake University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location. Private, Catholic institution with service based curriculum.

    Cons

    Administratively heavy. Bias toward lighter skinned profs in terms of responsibilities and perks.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all professors equal and on a first-come-first serve basis.


  6. "great community atmosphere, needs better business skills"

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    Former Employee - Staff in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Staff in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Our Lady of the Lake University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees are friendly and care about the students. Many employees graduated from the university and that adds to the sense of community and family.
    The work is rewarding and the students are a joy to be around.

    Cons

    The university struggles with communication issues, which causes some disorder and inconsistent messaging across departments.

    Advice to Management

    The university needs better organizational, business and leadership skills and should seek to improve on developing and empowering their talent.


  7. "great school with some recent rocky history of leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Our Lady of the Lake University full-time

    Pros

    OLLU has a great close-knit community, a great mission serving a student population who appreciates your efforts, great city, a clear connection to the city's heritage, and it's a school very interested in service to community, at various levels.

    Cons

    when I was there, there were significant leadership problems - I have heard these are since resolved. Because of the mission towards traditionally-underserved populations, the students are often very underprepared for college-level academics.

    Advice to Management

    pay close attention to what the school community is saying and has traditionally valued, and don't just see the financial bottom line as the only guidepost.

  8. "Grad student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Our Lady of the Lake University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am actually a student there, but the service has been great getting me registered for classes. Everyone has a professional attitude.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything bad to say. I really don't have anything bad to say. I really don't have anything bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of anything at the moment. Can't think of anything at the moment. Can't think of anything at the moment.


  9. "Great for work study!"

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    Former Employee - Studio Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Studio Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Our Lady of the Lake University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and fun working environment!

    Cons

    You can only work a certain amount of hours per week.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good people make up for the salary"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Our Lady of the Lake University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees here are driven and overall like to be here. Great community environment. Supervisors tend to be flexible with hours and schedules.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive with the industry average or the area average. Employees tend to wear many hats and being overworked is not uncommon. High turnover makes it harder to work with people that are just learning the company and the job.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable for their jobs. Retain your good employees and coach those that have fallen behind. Compensate people fairly.


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