A place that truly cares for their staff and faculty
Manager (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – April 18, 2016
The benefits are amazing for staff members. 10% retirement contribution for non-exempt staff and 12% for salaried, exempt staff. One year with the university and you're fully vested. The work-life balance is real here, too. Many companies claim this matters to them, but at the University I've seen managers and directors emphasize the importance of family....life outside of the university. Visually, it's an incredible campus. It's like working at Central Park in NY. The architecture and landscaping takes my breath away. The colleagues I work with are passionate and friendly. Everyone cares for each other as if we're family. I've worked here for over five years now and I still have to pinch myself to ensure this is my reality. I couldn't say more good things about the University of Puget Sound if I tried. It's simply fantastic!
Amazing benefits (tuition remission, medical, vacation/sick/personal floating holiday/personal business appointment leave, 13 paid holidays/campus bonus days, workouts at the fitness center for free, amazing retirement, and adequate compensation
Dental is a voluntary benefit and employee pays for full premium (not much, just about 50.00 per month)
Ticketing Manager (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – March 26, 2016
UPS is white white white. BUT, the students, staff and faculty are VERY aware of this and everything about the culture of UPS is about increasing diversity, awareness and engagement with our community. You will not feel left out or under appreciated at UPS.
Grounds Worker (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – March 25, 2016
I'm sure my time as a Grounds Worker here would have been better if I was not also a student here. College is just not very fun most of the time. But the management within the Facilities department at UPS was exemplary and working with the beautiful greenery in Tacoma Washington was truly a blessing. The pay was quite reasonable but I was forced into this position despite being more of an academic, desiring a library position. However the school did not grant the right to chose your work study position. Driving the go-carts around the campus was definitely the best part, especially when the weather was nice. I worked mostly alone or with partners sometimes, depending on the size of the project. We were free to listen to our music while we worked and the supervisors were very casual and laid back and it was a stress-free environment, until I got back to the classroom of course. The biggest drawback would be the work itself; lots of dirt, lots of heavy lifting and lots of sweat, and going to class smelling (and looking) like a garden gnome. However it's probably my favorite job so far.
Dinning Cook/ Server (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – August 10, 2015
Lower management employed by the school is great and understand a typical work day. Has weird partnership with an outsourcing company which encompasses most (except the highest position) of higher management. lack of checks and balances. Slim chance of moving up. co-workers are great. socialized raises :( most enjoyable part of the job is talking to the students.
free lunches, young minds, good vacation accumulation.
Don't heed advice, weird partnership with outsourcing company.
Former employee (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – July 19, 2015
There are a lot of people here that are truly not genuine. They seem really nice to you to your face but quickly will turn and talk behind your back. Management is really bad you have some that dont do well confrontation and some that just plain ignore the issue, especially if you havent been working there long. Co-workers are alright. There is a lot of tension in the Bookstore. It doesnt seem like they all get along and pretend. Not an environment that i would like to be in, but I have to go there for some supplies.the best part of me my job is meeting with the students,
Business Tutor (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – February 24, 2014
Worked at the Center for Writing, Learning and Teaching at the University of Puget Sound. The atmosphere was great, and all the tutors worked together to make the center very effective to those who utilized it.
General Chemistry Lab Prep (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – May 29, 2012
As a student employee, the hours are flexible and the workload is easily manageable with the rest of your academics. Unfortunately, though you are working behind the scenes, you won't learn too much more about chemistry by having this job or interact too much with most of the professors.
Management is hit or miss, the storeroom manager can be difficult to get along with and has a tendency to be rude without meaning to be, but he is understanding when it comes to working around your busy student schedule. The professors who guide the assistants are for the most part very helpful, but sometimes can be hard to track down and poorly organized.
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/Head Recruiter (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – May 21, 2012
• Recruit over 700 highly skilled student-athletes for the men's basketball program each year. • Attend hundreds of basketball games across the country to discover potential prospects. • Conduct meetings high school basketball coaches and counselors to gain knowledge on the character of each recruit. • Make over 100 phone calls and send over 400 emails weekly to recruits providing knowledge about the University of Puget Sound. • Schedule campus visits and home visits with recruits. • Weekly meetings with admissions counselors and student financial service counselors to get updates on each recruits application process and financial aid. • Participate in fundraising/public relation’s events. Supervises and evaluates team captains to ensure responsibilities are being upheld. • Oversee the conduct and discipline of student athletes. Counsel members of the basketball program and develop, motivate, and assist in the pursuit of academic/athletic excellence. • Monitors and ensures academic progress of members of the basketball team. • Build relationships with varies AAU coaches and high school coaches across the country • Update notes on recruits into frontrush software. • Mail out over 100 handwritten letters to our recruits across the country. • Conduct weight lifting and skill development schedule for the team. • Schedule Alumni events with the men’s basketball program. • Create itinerary for all road games. • Film exchange • Breakdown practice/game film and upload on hudl software for players and coaches to view. • May drive student athletes or other students to team activitiesmore... and/or athletic events. • Provide support to other coaches in the University in any way that I can. • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing our players graduate. Puget Sound is one of the top academic universities on the west coast, so being able to mentor these young men and help them in their transition into the real world is very enjoyable for me.
The hardest part of the job would be recruiting. Puget Sound is considered the Harvard of the West Coast, so academically we only recruit the best academic students in the country. We also dont offer athletic scholarships being that we're a NCAA DIII school, so we must find student/athletes who excel in both the classsroom and on the basketbal court.less