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Point Loma Nazarene University Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, flexible with scheduling, and good benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Minimum wage, student employment, hard to pick up hours (in 4 reviews)

  • When working full time it can be a drag to bring all of your own food (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Working at PLNU had been a joy. Professors are personable and the environment is unbeatable."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with wonderful people, including faculty, staff and students.
    Very friendly support staff.
    Great work environment.
    Top of the line science facilities.

    Cons

    I haven't faced many cons of working at the university. The work hours submission forum has been a bit tricky to transition into but staff are helpful with any questions you may have.

    Advice to Management

    PLNU has been a great employer to me.


  2. "Skills Lab"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Skills Lab Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Skills Lab Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great skills lab to help students simulate nursing skills and practice scenarios, Christian school, great staff

    Cons

    no downsides, great place to work, great people to work with, nice Christian community to grow in faith and knowledge

    Advice to Management

    continue to mentor nursing students in a positive, loving way, give clear directions to skills lab assistants and simulation roles


  3. "Great students and location"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great students! I loved the students' passion for the wilderness and need for connection to each other. The location is great with an unreal view of the ocean. Great healthcare.

    Cons

    Challenges breaking into the community, most are not local (few can afford to live near PLNU so they're spread out all over SD county) and many are former PLNU grads. Limited interaction with other pro-staff.


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  5. "Professor's Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professor's Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Professor's Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point Loma Nazarene University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good learning experience and good pay for a student looking for work. Very good school and the professors truly care about your well being and how much you're learning. They care about preparing you for the real world upon graduation.

    Cons

    No cons. Limited amount of work so it's not really full time but it can definitely be great for a student.


  6. "Love it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Christian environment, great people, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    parking is tight, however its free! and traffic coming into Point Loma


  7. "Student Worker- Activities and Recreation Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Point Loma offers great community, fantastic management, and flexible hours. They really spend time to make sure that your experience at Point Loma is unmatched.

    Cons

    Student pay is minimum wage but that is understandable considering it is a student job with fairly low responsibility.


  8. "Admissions Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Point Loma Nazarene University (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with, great hours, organized systems

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  9. "The most beautiful job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Point Loma Nazarene University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great views. Great people. Good opportunities to move around and learn a lot. You can also take classes if you desire.

    Cons

    Expensive to live in neighborhoods close by. If you are commuting there is a lot of traffic getting on to the point. Plan ahead and leave early.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Never forget where you came from. Treat others as you would want to be treated.


  10. "Resident Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, great environment, fun atmosphere, place to grow. Great people to work with, they treat residential life employees very well and they treat all their employees very well

    Cons

    Residential neighborhood vicinity, traffic leaving point Loma in the afternoon, eating areas not super well provided

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. We need to try and find a solution to the parking issue at hand on campus.


  11. "Good environment for work/life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Point Loma Nazarene University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility for personal obligations, doctors appointments and such. You get an extra week off between Christmas and New Years, in addition to a generous sick time and vacation/PTO package. Good opportunities to advance your education, either formally or informally, while working.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than what you would earn at a public company, but comparable to other similar institutions. You are basically choosing lower pay in exchange for better work/life balance. Parking can be a bit of a hassle.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to highlight how the work of different departments contributes to the overall mission/vision. Whenever possible, offer benefits that don't have a cash cost (like going home early before a holiday weekend, etc...)


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