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Friendly, close-knit organization

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

Allow more flexibility for compensation for research personnel.

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    OK Place to Be

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    Current Employee - ITS  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - ITS in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Saint Louis University

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    Culture of mediocrity-but nice colleagues

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    Former Employee - Administration
    Former Employee - Administration

    I worked at Saint Louis University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good atmosphere great students

    Cons

    In the Madrid campus especially, people are placed in management positions based on who they're friends with. There is no search committee, there is no search, CVs are not requested or reviewed. If you're friends with the right people, you will get promoted and your friends, children, spouse will get hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good, talented employees will continue to walk out the door if you do not have independent search committees for all supervisory positions. There needs to be fairness and transparency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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