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Great career launching pad

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Former Employee - Alumni Officer in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Alumni Officer in Saint Louis, MO

I worked at The Principia full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Most departments have few people, so you get to be a great general manager, a jack of all trades and a master of none so to speak. This experience stacks up and exceeds many corporate positions early on in one's career, as many of many counterparts had limited scope of responsibility, but a lot of it.

Cons

Outside of being a teacher or professor, there was a limited path to career advancement, and most people work on the staff because other family members do, or so they can be close to their children.

Advice to Management

Just continue to remember that the main mission is the education of children, and everything else stems from that mission.

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  1. Student Worker

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Elsah, IL
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Elsah, IL

    I worked at The Principia part-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work with friends, classmates, and wonderful employees

    Cons

    Minimum wage and very little increment each quarter


  2. Supportive environment with challenging demands

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Elsah, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Elsah, IL

    I have been working at The Principia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for recent grads to get some real world work experience under their belts. Great benefits including time off and 401k matching up to 7.5%. Supportive community.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for promotions within your department. A lot of employees who are hired here stay here for decades. It seems like it could take 10-12 years for a substantial promotion. Small community where it seems like everyone is in your business.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for employees to want to stay for a longer period of time. In some departments there are high turnover rates simply because the job is a burn-out, or employees feel like their not being compensated fairly after they realize that there time is worth more.


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