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Updated February 13, 2018
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University of San Francisco President Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald
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  • As a student, it is difficult to receive a salary higher than minimum wage (in 8 reviews)

  • Low pay, No parking, No benefits (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assitant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -There is a lot of time Flexibility

    Cons

    I have none for now.


  2. "Marketing Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very friendly environment, passionate professional staff, very flexible with student schedule.

    Cons

    can be slightly disorganized and shifts in professional staff

    Advice to Management

    keep supporting and communicating

  3. "Lifeguard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lefeguard in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lefeguard in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is a great plus to this job

    Cons

    Mundane at times because there is not a lot of work


  4. "Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Office Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Student Office Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - small classrooms
    - professor and teacher accessibility
    - location of being in San Francisco
    - great gym
    - nice safe location

    Cons

    - social aspect is very dull
    - clubs and cultural activities are not very active
    - poor school spirit

    Advice to Management

    USF struggles in the social aspect of campus. The school gives effort to better student engagement, but it is hard to do since it is a commuter school.


  5. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment; freedom to design your own class. Good that the dept. respects and takes into consideration the opinions of part-time faculty.

    Cons

    If salary could be a little higher, that would be prefect.


  6. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    collaborative culture, communication efficiency, nice study room

    Cons

    students seemed not have the flexible time schedule


  7. "Adjunct Professor"

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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 Francisco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great students! I've enjoyed teaching here for the past 10 years. I've had freedom to create curricula and wonderful support from administrative and technical staff.

    Cons

    More support for the adjunct faculty would be welcome. Health care and 401k would be helpful given the loyalty of many adjuncts to the University.

    Advice to Management

    Again, the adjunct faculty often feel excluded from many of the general benefits and activities of the campus. Given the high level of instruction and responsibility provided to students, by adjuncts, increased consideration, inclusion and benefits would be welcome.

  8. "Manager, Operations"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is cheesey but true: USF is family to me. My supervisors are incredibly inspiring women who lead through positive reinforcement. They know my strengths and care about my well-being and everyone here is extremely welcoming and passionate about helping other colleagues and our students. I've worked here for a year and I'm so happy. My superiors are open to my ideas and I am able to build my own projects.

    Cons

    Office politics and bureaucracy like any university.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No trace of Catholic values at this Catholic university"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of San Francisco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    USF's compensation is reasonably good for faculty, and the location is convenient. The faculty (along with the librarians) are represented by a union and compensation is collectively bargained, which often benefits faculty. Good benefits.

    Cons

    When the university administration missteps and digs the institution into a financial hole, they seek to rebalance the budget by increasing faculty workload and/or not providing reasonable raises for faculty. The teaching load is unrealistically high. The administration employs bullying of individuals as a primary management strategy. Ultimately, the bottom line here isn't education quality; it is dollars and cents. Because of this, admissions standards - at least at the graduate school level - are so low that students who lack basic skills are admitted, and faculty is blamed if these students fail to thrive.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the management staff, implement reasonable and professional management practices, improve admissions' standards.


  10. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks a comprehensive strategic plan and vision.


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