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  1. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southwestern Law School full-time

    Pros

    the supervisors are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    there isn't too much space for mobility.


  2. "Loved my supervisors and the work I did but overall just okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southwestern Law School full-time

    Pros

    Great supervisors, friendly coworkers, winter holiday

    Cons

    Low pay, 9 - 6 hours

    Advice to Management

    Better compensate employees if you want them to stay and challenge them with the work they do

  3. Helpful (1)

    "assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, experience gained, multi-faceted type of work

    Cons

    Constant bullying from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Hold management accountable for how they treat their employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Glad to be gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Southwestern Law School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Week off during holidays when school is not in session, set hours, kind employees, good restaurants nearby, and discounted parking for employees.

    Cons

    Adequate training is scarce, yet when you ask for help or have questions it was viewed as incompetence. Supervisors proclaim that they are approachable but are not empathetic and only care about results (aggressive verbal and email communication is expected). HR is ultimately just looking out for management. When you get to know some of the seasoned "veterans" very few are actually happy to work there. Overtime is also scarce but you are expected to complete the equivalent of three employees' workloads in a day's work with no help. When I worked there you weren't able to transfer into another department without being in your current position for at least a year, so if you didn't like your environment you'd have to suck it up or leave entirely.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better training and mentorship, and set clear goals and objectives for new employees to be revisited frequently. Look out for the bottom line, or they'll start looking to work somewhere else.


  5. "SOS Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Small campus so you get to meet and work with everyone. Most people are friendly and welcoming. There's a metro station and different food options within walking distance.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to move up. The SOS work can be repetitive and mundane. You don't have control over which departments you are placed so if you don't like a department, tough luck.

    Advice to Management

    Remove this position and instead hire permanent staff that will be dedicated to only one department.


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Law School full-time

    Pros

    Decent hours with decent pay

    Cons

    Lack of communication and transparency


  7. "Flexible, stress-free"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southwestern Law School full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment. Decent benefits and good amount of days off per year due to school being out of session.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth or advancement.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to develop early job skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Southwestern Law School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A stable work environment and depending on which office you work in, you may be asked to work weekends or after work hours for student related events. Opportunities were occasionally available for those outside the department to assist in these events. Staff were generally friendly and professional, and those that wanted to keep to themselves did. Professors were friendly to work/interact with. Staff have access to the gym used by the students, and parking and a cafeteria were available on site. This is a good place to develop basic administrative skills and your work style, especially if you are still trying to figure out your career path.

    Cons

    Tensions exist between departments/staffs and can be passive agrressive at times, although this can be found at many companies. There is a preference to stick with old or existing methods and a hesitation to adopt new methods. Interaction with students can test your patience and can be difficult to find space away from them to take a break or have lunch. There are very few training opportunities and opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Improve inter-department relationships, be open to new ideas, and increase training opportunities.


  9. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    It is pretty low-key and straightforward what one's responsibilities are. The atmosphere is laidback and one can work at his/her own pace.

    Cons

    The management can be lax and interdepartmental communication is not the greatest. There needs to be more of a cohesive effort and spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Take some pointers from other companies and actively improve working relationships and not just go with the status quo. Seek out career development and training.


  10. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    it is very stable place to work for.

    Cons

    there is limited room to grow.