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University of Redlands Reviews

Updated April 2, 2017
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  • The pay is low and the cost of health insurance is high (in 7 reviews)

  • Only limited to 10 hours per week, which is not enough to survive in college (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for experience!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plaza Worker in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Plaza Worker in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Redlands part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly employees, the company gives a lot back to it's staff in terms of holiday parties and bonuses.

    Cons

    Long work hours, can be fast paced, must be able to deal with students who can be very rude at times, management is controlling

    Advice to Management

    Less on micromanagement, keep doing great work, most of the management are all great hardworking people who care about the employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible HR, incompetent admin"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Redlands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, small town community.

    Cons

    I have had multiple paychecks missed, and once even had the amount withdrawn from my account rather than deposited. Finance department was more interested in going home on time than in resolving the issue. Reimbursements for work-related expenses have taken up to three months despite a 4-week turnaround policy, with no compensation for related interest charges on personal credit cards. Health benefits are terrible, and HR will only do what is absolutely legally required of it if pressured. Everyone acts very nice to outsiders and new people but stonewalls if something actually needs to be done. Administration chooses to look the other way when problems occur in order to avoid additional work. Pay is ridiculously low compared to local cost of living, and level of professionalism within the office environments is correspondingly low. Accepting a job here was the worst mistake of my career.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some people who have some outside experience and didn't just graduate from UR. Get some outside perspectives.


  3. "Pays Better Than Most Work Study - Get Hired Early"

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    Current Employee - Work Study - Bon Appetit in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Work Study - Bon Appetit in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at University of Redlands part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling; free meal per shift; lots of integration between departments; close-knit; fun

    Cons

    Some drama; people don't always get their shifts covered so it can be busy with few workers or slow with many workers

    Advice to Management

    Schedule according to surge times


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  5. "Corrupt Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many students, faculty, and staff are friendly and easy to work with. The University actually cares a lot about its students.

    Cons

    - Political correctness mar an otherwise a great university.

    - Corruption rampant in a department, where I am currently working for few years now.

    Advice to Management

    Perform an audit from top to bottom to ensure a clean management in all levels.


  6. "Full Time Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Redlands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small classes, everyone knows each other, great campus

    Cons

    Expensive tuition, housing and student loans


  7. "Student Employees Deserve Better Pay"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Redlands, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Redlands part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Very flexible with schedule
    -Manageable
    -Supervision not needed
    -Always have enough work to fill up hours
    -Increases your hourly wage by 25c every third semester.
    -Increases hourly wage according to the law (ex: my $8.75 pay became $10.75)

    Cons

    -Only limited to 10 hours per week, which is not enough to survive in college
    -Would need a second to third job if paying for own expenses
    -Starting hourly wage is way too low for college students. Some are only getting paid minimum wage for work requiring high professionalism/special skills. The highest pay I've heard was around $12. It's pretty insulting to know other schools--even community colleges--have higher starting rates, like $12-15! The university really needs to work on this.
    -No mobility. If you move to a different department, you start over that department's minimum wage. I know from personal experience.

    Advice to Management

    Improve students' hourly pay rate and their maximum weekly hours.


  8. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Tutor in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Convenience, Flexibility, Grapes, Avocado, Salsa

    Cons

    Inflexible (unable to tutor on weekends)


  9. "you can work here only for so long"

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    Current Employee - Admission Host in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Admission Host in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Redlands (Less than a year)

    Pros

    train your public speaking and people skills

    Cons

    don't get many hours and not stable


  10. "Adjunct"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great support. competitive salary new facilities

    Cons

    no matching 401k, takes a while for pay increases


  11. "Great students"

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    Former Employee - Officer Manager in Compton, CA
    Former Employee - Officer Manager in Compton, CA

    I worked at University of Redlands (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits and excellent instructors

    Cons

    no recognition for job well done


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