Saint Joseph's University

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Saint Joseph's University Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated May 13, 2014

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3.6 25 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

Saint Joseph's University President Rev Timothy R. Lannon

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great School, great professors

    Teaching Assistance (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsProfessors are nice, you will learn a lot. If you can get a stipend, it will make your life even better!

    ConsSalary not as much as TA in other schools

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Atmosphere, but stagnant for a tech career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThe nicest people I've ever worked with. So accommodating, such a great culture.

    ConsNepotism is rampant, money is tight, bureaucracy is high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake SJU somewhere that your employees really want to stay by allowing them to really do great work and bolster their career without all the red tape.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Private College

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsLocation in Philadelphia
    Clean beautiful campus
    Stable work environment
    Great faculty to work with

    ConsTeaching intensive so not for research
    Institutional work is time consuming
    At times caight between trying to emulate public universities and their own Jesuit mission requirements
    Lack of diversity

    Advice to Senior ManagementWant university to grow then focus on research orientation not only in terms of funding but also protecting faculty time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Real world experience

    Work Study (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsAlways looked forward to coming to work

    ConsTook awhile to get trained

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible hours for a student, good pay that's reasonable to support a college lifestyle.

    Biology Stockroom Worker (Current Employee) Phila, PA

    ProsFlexible, simple work, friendly employer, trained to perform necessary tasks.

    ConsDepartment can be challenging sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaises for loyalty through multiple years.

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    Student worker

    Student Worker (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsLots of opportunities for growth, network is amazing, fun opportunities to get involved with the student body. There is a sense of community between the administration and the student body.

    ConsParking is awful, pay is just ok, should be a little more organized in handling situations

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the remarks of staff and students more

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    Few people high up make decisions without knowing what actually goes on day to day.

    Assistant Director (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsBenefits Package...that's about it. Also, a lot of training opportunities for career development. Too bad they don't promote the qualified. Come here to get training and use it somewhere else. Winning formula right there.

    ConsNo real room for growth. A lot of nepotism results in people in positions they are not qualified for. "Upper Management" does not take responsibility for the horrendous financial accounting system in place. If an independent audit would be conducted using six sigma, half the employees would be laid off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people who are actually doing the day to day work, interacting with the students and the website. There is this horrible way information is transferred at Saint Joseph's University. The technical/administrative employees who actually do all the hard lifting, relay information to their manager (who has limited knowledge of the subject matter). That manager in turn relays it to his/her manager (who has even less knowledge). That person relays the information to a vice president or provost level, who knows close to nothing about the subject. That provost/ vice president presents to the board of trustees about things they have no clue whether they are right or wrong (only after omitting facts that make them look bad). This is a common theme...actually, this is business as usual.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    LRC Tutoring - Nice place to work!

    Tutor (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    Pros-Staff is very helpful and fairly laid back
    -Hours are very flexible - you can scale the number of sessions up or down depending on how busy you are
    -CONVENIENT - LRC is on campus, so there's no need to commute to a part-time job after classes are over
    -Looks good if you plan on going into education

    Cons-Pay is OKAY, but you can make more doing private tutoring (no reason you can't do both)
    -A lot of the students just want you to do their homework for them

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of making teachers spend time at 'workshops', have them attend the classes they TA/tutor to make sure they're familiar with the material.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A place that encourages individual initiative and allows cultivation of one's personalis.

    Security Officer (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThe number one pro of the University was that it allowed individuals excel in thier jobs, allowing geater engagement in the position while strenthening thier skills.

    ConsThe major con for the University is the "glass ceiling" affect that is experienced for some of the higher up positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK, but promise more than they deliver

    Business Administrator (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    Prosgood colleagues, community, people are willing to pitch in to help

    Consoverworked for rate of pay, additional responsibilities added as others leave

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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