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Friendly, close-knit organization

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  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Saint Louis University

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits. Small enough you feel like part of a community. I have always had great flexibility in my jobs regarding leave and hours.

Cons

Lack of promotion opportunities for research personnel. You can either be a research assistant or senior research assistant and that's it. Many principal investigators either don't have the funding to offer suitable compensation for senior personnel or are unwilling to do so, preferring to hire cheaper, less experienced staff. If you don't ask for the salary you really want when first hired, It is very difficult to get any kind of significant increase, even with a promotion to senior level research assistant.

Advice to Management

Allow more flexibility for compensation for research personnel.

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    OK Place to Be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ITS in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - ITS in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Saint Louis University

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are currently employed by Saint Louis University, and have been for a number of years, your children are given cheaper tuition. Being a Jesuit University, they also strive (somewhat) for a good work life balance, which can be hard to find elsewhere in today's economy.

    Cons

    Management can be lacking at times, often times not seeing the big picture, or seeing the big picture and just not caring.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to look up every now and then, and realize what employees are truly excelling at their position. Rewarding hard work is not a bad thing. That being said, don't just reward people because they've been around for a while either. Sometimes doing so keeps the fat from leaving, and benefits nobody in the organization.


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    Needs an overhaul in upper management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full-time Employee in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Full-time Employee in Madrid (Spain)

    I worked at Saint Louis University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues and good job stability.

    Cons

    At the Madrid campus, management-level positions and above are assigned without any transparency in the selection process and without opportunity for others within the organization or otherwise to apply for the post. Conversely, low-level positions have to go through several interviews. Also, mediocrity is favored. Creativity and drive are quelled in favor of maintaining the status quo. It's a stable job with wonderful colleagues, but if you have any drive at all, it'll kill your soul.

    Advice to Management

    Leave and make room for fresh blood and new ideas.


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