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University of La Verne Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Devorah Lieberman
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Pros
  • Employees can get advanced degrees from the University of La Verne free of charge - it's part of the benefits package (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits including tuition remission (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No encouragement for part time lecturers to apply for full-time (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay and difficult corworkers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Campus Safety Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus Safety Officer in La Verne, CA
    Current Employee - Campus Safety Officer in La Verne, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of La Verne full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay rate is about average for nationwide Public Safety Officer position, and for the area of La Verne, it is basic.

    Cons

    pay rate is basic to lower than average compared to the industry standards, and upper management has a high turnover rate lately.


  2. "A mission-driven institution dedicated to student success."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Verne, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Verne, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of La Verne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a place that is true to its mission, vision and values. Under visionary leader, Dr. Devorah Lieberman, La Verne is on the rise and on the move.

    Cons

    The university is undergoing very positive and needed change. New facilities and programs are being built, but there is still much to be done. The fast pace and rate of change does not suit all long-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    The University of La Verne is a gem and the student-faculty relationship is a significant part of its success and differentiation. Management would do well to ensure that workloads are manageable.

  3. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Full Time
    Current Employee - Full Time
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of La Verne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community, events on campus and for employees are fun, competitive pay.

    Cons

    There are none at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  4. "On-campus position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of La Verne part-time

    Pros

    On campus, close to dorms, 50 cent raise per year

    Cons

    Low pay and difficult corworkers


  5. "Build Management Consensus"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in La Verne, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in La Verne, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of La Verne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing campus and student life

    Cons

    Executive management is not aligned, this leads to slow responses, lack of movement or cancellation

    Advice to Management

    Build consensus across your management team so that the university community feels supported


  6. "University of La Verne"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of La Verne full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits including tuition remission

    Cons

    car parking is typically difficult!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of La Verne full-time

    Pros

    Absoultely great people to work with

    Cons

    Resources are very limited and campus is small

  8. "Great flexibility, not a lot of growth opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of La Verne full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility
    Gas reimbursement
    Strong support from management team

    Cons

    Do not provide opportunities for professional development
    Growth is very linear and takes years for positions to become available
    Change needs to take place, but many do not want to comply

    Advice to Management

    Provide additional opportunities to gain experience in different areas of the organization


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Regional and Online Campuses
    Former Employee - Regional and Online Campuses
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    University provides a good benefits package, tuition discounts, paid holidays off, discounts on theme-park/ activity tickets, relatively safe campus/ nice location

    Cons

    Overall, ULV suffers from poor culture. Many people in upper management have been at the univ. for 20+ years and are resistant to change and are simply hoping to coast through until their retirement kicks in. This is detrimental to not only middle and low level employees, but trickles down to the students as well. At the office I worked in, I saw the manager use high -pressure/ car salesman tactics in order to pressure prospective students to sign up for classes and get young employees to stay/ commit to more responsibilities regardless of fit.

    The job an admin. asst. is expected to do does not match that of what you are shown when you are offered the job. Training is poor to non-existent, and you cannot go to upper management for guidance because most of them are not up to date with procedures and new technology. What happens then is middle and low level employees are expected to problem solve on their own and learn without management guidance. If something goes wrong (which it almost always does), management points the finger at you instead of taking responsibility for their lack of leadership. The times I tried to explain a process or logic to management, they simply did not understand, would become defensive from their own lack of knowledge, or simply did not believe me because of my admin status. If you go to HR to complain, they are ineffective and will ultimately protect management.

    Employee reviews are conducted on an annual basis, however, management is expected to give final approval. It does not make sense that they are expected to assess performance when they have little to no understanding of what you do.

    Many employees I interacted with discussed their unhappiness and frustration with the university, management, and HR. Good employees are discouraged or simply move onto other organizations. There is little room for growth in this position unless you support the structure (or lack thereof) as it exists or are happy simply staying where you are.

    Advice to Management

    Management should either learn to keep up with the changes in education or retire. Out of touch and archaic management is ultimately the biggest drain on the university.


  10. "Head Coach"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Coach in La Verne, CA
    Former Employee - Head Coach in La Verne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of La Verne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great University, expanding campus, fantastic location, diverse student body population, the campus offers a small town feel while numerous attractions are a short drive away.

    Cons

    Tuition rates seem to raise each year while tuition assistance and financial aid seem harder and harder to acquire.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would include a more structured plan for new coaches to become completely acquainted with how the university operates as a whole.


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