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Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • more opportunities, skills, work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people, often with the best intentions and loads of experience (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Low low low pay and boring work (in 5 reviews)

  • There was a hardcap on hours available so often work was either left undone or done for free (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good School"

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    Current Employee - Student in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Social justice mission, generally nice people

    Cons

    Not all professors are great

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seattle University full-time

    Pros

    supportive colleagues, great learning environment

    Cons

    salary isn't in line with the cost of living for Seattle

  3. "Great experience at Seattle University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Seattle University part-time

    Pros

    Faculty and staff here are passionate about what they do and supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Limited number of positions due to the size of the school.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Students, good environment to study, research, and learn.

    Cons

    Traffic and smaller budget for supporting students.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and focus on strategic plan.


  5. "Classroom Support Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seattle University part-time

    Pros

    A lot of down time when there are no events. Get to know how school events work and work with a lot of media equipment.

    Cons

    A lot of events and help desk support calls can be overwhelming. Self training required.


  6. "IT Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Seattle University part-time

    Pros

    more opportunities, skills, work-life balance

    Cons

    no cons, the management is good


  7. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle University part-time

    Pros

    The hours were minimal. Work gave access to professors.

    Cons

    The workload was significantly to high. Often responsibilities overlapped with administrative staff (and they made a salary and had health insurance). There was a hardcap on hours available so often work was either left undone or done for free.

  8. "Good place, depending on organization"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Seattle University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most try to emphasize work-life balance; interesting work

    Cons

    Trying to do too much with too little

    Advice to Management

    Survey staff about working conditions


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seattle University full-time

    Pros

    Seattle U really cares about their employees and is constantly working to ensure that they are happy and continuously growing and developing

    Cons

    Employee pay needs to be better as cost of living in Seattle and the surrounding area has ballooned significantly.

    Advice to Management

    Fiscally, they need to invest more $$$ in their departments if they want to see them succeed. There is talk of being ranked as one of the top Universities in the country and but a disconnect in understanding the costs associated with achieving that goal


  10. "Good for students with excellent supervisors."

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Students get a great opportunity to learn various skills at different jobs with excellent supervisors. TA positions are very guided and really fun.

    Cons

    Hours are generally limited to less than part time for a single job. If you're grading, the "suggested hours" are often much less than the actual hours if you're focusing on the assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Give students more transparency in the work study process and more accessibility to off-campus work positions.


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