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Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Low pay for the people that actually teach full time (in 9 reviews)

  • The cost of living is too much considering the pay scale (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Working as a student at SCU"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Tutor in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Tutor in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Santa Clara University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of varying job opportunities, decent pay for students, flexibility with hours

    Cons

    Some jobs definitely better than others


  2. "Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Santa Clara University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a student, it is important to me that I establish as many ties as possible during my attendance at SCU.

    Cons

    My time working at Santa Clara University has been overwhelmingly positive and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Santa Clara University does an outstanding job of listening to the opinions and inputs of its constituency in order to ensure that the school's value system reflects a place that people want to be.

  3. "Working as an Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Analyst Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Analyst Intern in Santa Clara, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Santa Clara University as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    I learnt a lot as we did everything from scratch. Getting hands on experience with back-end programming of examination portal for students and admins and getting exposure to project management practices.

    Cons

    For me, equity as a domain was new. But one gets to learn on the go.


  4. "Student Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Santa Clara University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Super positive staff and coworkers. Everyone believes wholeheartedly in the causes that FAI puts time and energy into every day. Great food and gatherings.

    Cons

    The office does not have good natural light. The pay is pretty marginal for the amount of work that goes into the research (which is the meat and veggies of the institute).

    Advice to Management

    pay the students more! allow students to log overtime hours when we do work overtime, instead of cutting them short and adding on to another day...


  5. "Solid Experience"

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    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Santa Clara University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's easy to connect with Supervisors

    Cons

    Sometimes the system of communication is a little too imprecise.


  6. "Dedicated Professors and a school with a lot of integrity"

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    Current Intern - Research Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Research Associate in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Santa Clara University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My professor really helped me with my project and was encouraging. I was doing research for her on information propagation.

    Cons

    The school could do better in helping students find positions after graduation, especially from the masters program.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Santa Clara University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    SCU has a beautiful campus and a great product. The people are friendly and not profit driven.

    Cons

    The salary is lower than comparable jobs in the public sector. Chances of advancement are also limited. No bonus structure.

    Advice to Management

    When managers work during their vacation and sick time they tend to expect employees to do the same. Be a better model.

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Media Services in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Media Services in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Santa Clara University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    awesome people and really good schedule

    Cons

    not much time off available


  9. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Santa Clara University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly people.

    Cons

    Very formal and conservative ideology. Try best to be innovative and practical at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Be a team-player and take initiative.


  10. "University Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Santa Clara University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good programs and support on the graduate level engineering
    good quality research and academic advising
    small class sizes if enrolling
    good benefits and great people

    Cons

    HR seemed to be a little disorganized and unable to meet min requirements to support the employees. The were helpful when then could be but "requires improvement"


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