Loyola College in Maryland

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Loyola College in Maryland Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to find caring atmosphere where students' and employees' whole persons are important.

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor, Business School in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Professor, Business School in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Loyola College in Maryland full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice main campus facilities, good technology, supportive colleagues, friendly students (hold door for each other and are very respectful with everyone), low stress environment, top-50 business school

    Cons

    Not-so-nice satellite campuses, some administrative bloat, some leadership turnover, limited parking, regional vs. national brand

    Recommends
  2.  

    Nice way to earn some spending money.

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    Former Employee - Welcome Desk Attendant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Welcome Desk Attendant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Loyola College in Maryland part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Social, not much time commitment.

    Cons

    Scheduling gets a bit tricky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect students to stick around during holidays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    I have very good colleagues and supportive supervisors.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Loyola College in Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Strong commitment to social justice mission, good colleagues, accessible management, good students, decent technology. Very good campus community. Campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    Not on the best financial footing. This has led to some staffing cuts and some cuts to benefits. The city has a very high crime rate.

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  5.  

    Excellent Place to Work (with a few qualms)

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    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator

    I have been working at Loyola College in Maryland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Welcoming and tight-knit community, mission-driven institution, strong core values, excellent benefits, fantastic people. Located in the beautiful neighborhoods to the North of Baltimore City, which means that it's a pleasant drive to work regardless of where you live (as long as you don't live south of the city). Regarding the "excellent benefits"... Loyola will contribute 9% of your salary to your retirement fund, as long as you contribute 2%. Yes, I know that is a ridiculously good deal. Administrators also get one sick day and one personal day every pay period (2 weeks), which is pretty generous, especially because you also get many university holidays off (like a full week to two weeks for Christmas and New Years). Plus, there's tuition remission for both you and your children (as long as you've worked here long enough).

    Cons

    As another reviewer mentioned, it can get stagnant at times, depending on the leadership of your division/department. A lot of people have been at Loyola for many years which, while a testament to how much they like Loyola, can make it difficult to bring in new ideas or create change. There's a certain level of stability that the campus and community enjoys, for better or for worse. Also, the HR department is absolutely incompetent, unfortunately. Everyone seems to struggle with anything HR-related, whether it's getting the right benefits package or simply getting an e-mail answered. Also, the students are pretty sheltered, homogenous, and entitled... depending on where you work. Overall, I wouldn't say it's a very "dynamic" place to work. If you like working 9-to-5 with excellent benefits and flexible vacation time, you'd like Loyola.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected with the students... they're the reason we're all here. Don't let politics and Loyola's "image" set the direction of the university. Loyola doesn't need to be the "best" (how do you even meaningfully define that?). It simply needs to do an excellent job at what it's supposed to do, which is creating men and women for and with others.

    Recommends
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    Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Loyola College in Maryland full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, great working Jesuit environment

    Cons

    Benefits and other educational perks are excellent. Great working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Great place to work in higher ed around a greater mission

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    Former Employee - Student Development Professional in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Student Development Professional in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Loyola College in Maryland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Jesuit ideals go into many parts of the work you can do with students, and give you a great springboard for conversations around ethics and purpose.

    Cons

    Not many to consider. It was a great place to work for many years before moving away from the area. If pressed, the budget is highly dependent on tuition dollars as the endowment is not as strong as it could be for this level of school. So some student development budget cuts have been necessary lately from what I'm hearing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that people in each department maintain important autonomy over their programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It is a great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loyola College in Maryland

    Pros

    Has a wonderful staff there and many opportunities for service

    Cons

    It can feel very small at times

  9.  

    Mission Driven University with a great President.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loyola College in Maryland full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful community; mission focused University. Fr. Linnane is a wonderful President truly cares about the students and staff. CCSJ makes Loyola a special place; giving everyone an opportunity to give back in meaningful ways. Public Safety works very hard to make Loyola and safe and inviting place to work and live.

    Cons

    HR very disorganized; inconsistent; and rude at times. Huge turnover no one who is left understands the mission of the University. Senior leadership does not care but the direction HR is leading the University.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond yourself and take the time to care about employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10.  

    incompetent HR; snobbish administration

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Loyola College in Maryland full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The school is located in a beautiful neighborhood, which doesn't stop the snobbish campus police to give out parking tickets to every car park in those neighborhood. $85 a parking ticket? The streets belong to Baltimore CIty, and I pay Baltimore CIty taxes.

    Cons

    HR can't seem to get things right - your benefits account was supposed to be set up months ago, yet things always messed up, and they can't seem to remember which employee's case they need to work on even though you've been calling them for months. Incompetent or indifference?

    This has traditionally been an all-white university. It has made progress toward diversity over the years, but if you are not white, you know the difference. It's not hard to tell, even from the secretary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show up more often. Talk to your subordinates like you would to your neighbor (of course, the president live in university housing, so he has no neighbors.). Put on some facial expressions when you talk to people, don't be like a robot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  11.  

    Good Community

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Loyola College in Maryland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Value personal and professional growth and collaboration

    Cons

    Things can get stagnant and leadership isn't as effective as it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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