University of San Diego Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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84%
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University of San Diego President and Trustee Mary E. Lyons
Mary E. Lyons
64 Ratings
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  • "Low pay, no opportunity for advancement(in 10 reviews)

  • "i had no cons with the team of people i worked with(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Culture of Care"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of San Diego part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really positive work environment. The leadership cared about all employees.

    Cons

    Salary could’ve been a bit higher.

  2. "Overall Good Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of San Diego full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The campus is beautiful, and the students are fantastic; Non-salary benefits are really good

    Cons

    Higher Ed politics are on full display regardless of seniority level; Decisions can often be made above your head (by VPs and AVPs) without your input that have huge impacts for your work and the students you work with

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  3. "Great Experience and Growth Opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of San Diego full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Analytical and Bench work training, gained multi-disciplinary skills, salary compensated, and great employer to work for.

    Cons

    No experience received working with mammalian tissue

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  4. "Great place to work as a student"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of San Diego part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The University takes care of its students and provides them with work experience.

    Cons

    Often the politics of the administrative staff seeps down to the student workers.

  5. "Great campus"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of San Diego full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of perks like social events, festivals, live bands

    Cons

    Low pay and parking isn’t paid

  6. "Asst Director of Marketing"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of San Diego full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great facility, good parking. Highly thought of school.

    Cons

    Public University with a lot of drama, very unprofessional communication and behavior. HR disconnected from what’s going on

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  7. "Easy place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Back Waiter in San Diego, CA

    I worked at University of San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, easy work

    Cons

    uncertainty at times among managers

  8. "USD the career purgatory for cooks or hospitality workers"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook (Seasonal, Temporary) in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at University of San Diego part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meal per shift Flexible work schedule Time off during summer months 3 weeks off during holidays(Xmas, New Years) Prepare diverse menu's monthly and weekly Outdoor events such as wine dinners, craft beer dinners and premium events occur often

    Cons

    Low pay No chance for advancement Capped at 18 hours per week No benefits for part time employees

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  9. "Very poorly conceived kitchen management structure. Awful management team."

    1.0
     

    I have been working at University of San Diego

    Pros

    Students are great. Campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    The staff is treated very poorly. Low pay, no opportunity for advancement. Staffed is required to pay to park.

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  10. "Nice campus"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Full Time Faculty 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of San Diego full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, good location, and good colleagues

    Cons

    Old style management, better research support

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