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Saint Joseph's University Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
27 Reviews
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    Resident Assistant

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Saint Joseph's University

    Pros

    Learn about leadership, team-building, how to foster a community, confrontation skills, mediation skills, good compensation

    Cons

    Sometimes late hours, especially on weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    My experience was mostly positive. There has been a LOT of change in leadership in the last couple of years.

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    Former Employee - Admissions Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Officer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Saint Joseph's University full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Beautiful campus
    Opportunities for growth
    Tuition remission for children
    Great health and other benefits (403B)

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Non-Profit Salary
    Slow to change
    Silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that employees are being compensated based on the appropriate peer group institution salaries
    Employ 360 reviews for all managers which includes some measure of feedback from subordinates
    Don't treat employees as a revenue stream via parking tickets

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Saint Joseph's University part-time

    Pros

    Great work envirnonment. Staff is very friendly and respectful. I enjoyed the connections I made with the professors and the learning experience. Every project requires some different information.

    Cons

    Sometimes the requests for research were not clear and some professors didn't understand priority list. Everything they sent was a priority over any project.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great School, great professors

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistance in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistance in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Saint Joseph's University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salary not as much as TA in other schools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Atmosphere, but stagnant for a tech career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Saint Joseph's University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Real world experience

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    Current Employee - Work Study in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Work Study in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Saint Joseph's University part-time

    Pros

    Always looked forward to coming to work

    Cons

    Took awhile to get trained

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Saint Joseph's University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Student worker

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Saint Joseph's University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the remarks of staff and students more

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

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    Current Employee - Biology Stockroom Worker in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Biology Stockroom Worker in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Saint Joseph's University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Department can be challenging sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises for loyalty through multiple years.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    LRC Tutoring - Nice place to work!

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Saint Joseph's University part-time (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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