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Updated November 5, 2017
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University of San Diego President and Trustee Mary E. Lyons
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  • Low pay, insurance is not the best (in 8 reviews)

  • Only part time - great for someone with an additional job or in school (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Conference Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Great Work Environment and Culture. Management was willing to aid in tasks and created a comfortable environment to ask questions and lean.

    Cons

    Working different hours every day made it difficult to have a work-life balance at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, always looking to the less senior personnel for ideas and thoughts.

    Cons

    Difficult to make big change, due to the structure of the University .

  3. "Wonderful Place to Be"

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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 San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive work environment. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Depending on your involvement with students, it can be emotionally taxing.


  4. "Decent job, beautiful campus."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, lots of PTO, college campus lifestyle.

    Cons

    Low pay, insurance is not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Increase starting salaries so that there is less incentive to look elsewhere.


  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Really supportive , amazing staff, free food

    Cons

    not very lenient with scheduling


  6. "Gorgeous Campus with Amazing Coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    This is an amazing place to work. They value hard work and professional development. They want to see you succeed and know that when you do it helps the university overall which makes it a better place for students. There are goals that are betting the community as well with outreach programs and sustainability initiatives.

    Cons

    Parking passes are not a part of being an employee. Parking anywhere in San Diego though can be difficult.


  7. "Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Counselor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Counselor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great vacation, retirement, and facilities use benefits.

    Cons

    Lower wages and office politics

    Advice to Management

    For a higher turnover rate, increase salary for administrators and staff alike, as well as listen to suggestions from lower in the hierarchy.

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    "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of San Diego part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great students. Beautiful campus. Catholic University.

    Cons

    Part timers treated/ payed disproportionately- doing full timers work, no recognition or pay accordingly.


  9. "Progressive and Proactive Institution in furthering educations"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Researcher in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Researcher in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of San Diego part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Inspiring, Willing to promote STEM education, opportunity to engage in public action and education

    Cons

    disorganized at times, limited resources for STEM research and education for the public


  10. "Great University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of San Diego part-time

    Pros

    USD is not only a great place to go to school at but to work there too! President Harris is doing a remarkable job there.

    Cons

    There are professor's that are on tenure and are no longer their for the interest of the students.


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