Sous Chef (Former Employee) – Parkland, WA – August 12, 2017
A great place to work and live. I say that because you become family. The opportunity and atmosphere can be conducive to an amicable life. But it is what you make of it and PLU helps you to make it great. However, business is business and everyone is expendable. hahahaha
PLU Security Assistant (Former Employee) – Parkland, WA – July 12, 2017
This job, while it did not provide many hours, had a very flexible schedule and the managers were great to work with. They were professional but they recognized that just cause you should take the job serious doesn't mean it can't be enjoyable. The pay was decent. I made more per hour than I do now at a grocery store.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – June 27, 2017
The best thing about working at Pacific Lutheran University is the sense of community and belonging. The worst is probably the pay, it is definitely below what one would get in the public sector, they are aware of it and have been working to close the gap, but it is a long process.
With the administration change in 2012, there were a lot of cut backs and people being ousted. And this year, 2017, the President is leaving so there will be a year with an interim President and then a whole new administration that will probably make more changes. The next couple years will be in flux.
Great benefits, use of University facilities, tuition remission
The new administration will make it interesting again for 2017 and beyond.
Admission Counselor (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – June 7, 2017
Our staff and faculty heavily align with PLU's mission statement. It's a wonderful place to work if you believe in the pursuit of thoughtful inquiry and service. This will NOT be a place you can make a ton of money, but we deal with the horrible pay for a reason. :) The culture here is unmatched, and will most likely make it hard to leave when the time comes.
Student Representative/Ambassador (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – May 11, 2017
A typical day at work comprised of mailing packages, checking out vacuums, and directing visitors on how to get to buildings. I learned how to work with people no matter what kind of mood they were in. The ability to communicate and work with the students was very valuable and will serve as a great great talent to have for other jobs.
Working with students and helping them keep their comitments in paying for their classes
Accounts Receivable Manager (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – March 24, 2017
Educating students on all the avenues of paying for their education and Promissory Notes; which I used only as last ditch effort. I loved dealing with the cashier department and directly with the students.
Campus Safety Video Officer (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – January 25, 2017
Watched cameras daily to ensure safety on campus grounds. The management was well they worked with my school schedule. I learned how to dispatch to safety officers out in the field. The hardest part of the job was working some graveyard shifts and then not have enough sleep before attending class.
Part-Time Job while obtaining my Bachelor's degree.
Interlibrary Loan Assistant (Former Employee) – Parkland, WA – January 4, 2017
This job worked really well with my school/class schedule so I could make a little extra money while I worked towards my Bachelor's degree. While here, I got to build all of my communication, administrative, and other skills.
Computer Purchasing and Services Coordinator (Former Employee) – Tacoma Wa – October 23, 2015
Pacific Lutheran University has a great atmosphere. Teamwork was a daily exercise. I managed client hardware calls and purchased computer equipment. I supervised 4-6 student worker technicians, teaching them how to fix hardware issues. The hardest part of the job was working with coworkers who went outside of their job and tried to fix issues out of their realm and we had to explain to the client what happened and then fix the problem. Most of the coworkers were great with a positive attitude. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to help our clients with their computers problems. Working with some great people.
Great benifits, being able to take the time off at short notice if needed, culture of the the campus
Not being taken seriously by the boss, being blamed for other peoples mistakes.