Saint Louis University Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
80 Reviews

3.6
80 Reviews
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Saint Louis University President Rev Lawrence H. Biondi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy job and people are nice there (in 4 reviews)

  • Two words say it all - tuition remission (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay and a little bit waste time (in 4 reviews)

  • ITS management is weak and foolish (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ethical, professional colleagues. Safe campus, smart students, relaxed atmosphere. Basically all of the things you want from a big R1 institution without all of the competitive folks that prefer R1 institutions.

    Cons

    St. Louis climate is not the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    SLU - good place to work, but salaries are too low

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits are good; allows for flexibility in schedule; emphasizes balance between work and personal life; friendly and fun place to work

    Cons

    the salaries are much too low, especially for the amount of work that is expected; not a lot of opportunity for growth; parking costs $75 per month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great workplace environment

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Saint Louis University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked as an office assistant in SLU's Student Life Office (part time, undergraduate employment) for 3 years. It was a great place to work - the staff was friendly, hours were extremely flexible, and we always had a great time in the office. I'm confident that if I were interested in further employment at SLU this prior experience would be very helpful as well.

    Cons

    There weren't any pay raises as far as I can remember, but that is to be expected of part time student employment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Library Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint Louis University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment. On campus also made it easy to get to work. They also work with one's schedule.

    Cons

    Not much money. No real possible way to move up in the hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    forget about diversity .....it's only the physical aspect at SLU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint Louis University

    Pros

    There is a ton of ability to network and get the stamp of approval for the St. Louis area.

    Cons

    Like everything else it represents St. Louis because there is a glass door. It sees your skin, race, gender and sexuality. it puts you on display as diversity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Student Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint Louis University part-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for students to have jobs

    Cons

    Jobs can be demanding with little benefit or compensation

  8.  

    Saint Louis Unversity

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    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator

    I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I like working college students

    Cons

    Low pay, terrible management, bad employee moral, long hours, elaborate bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new ones with better leadership skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Graduate Assistant at SLU

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Saint Louis University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hours as a graduate assistant were flexible. Tuition was also covered. There was good opportunity to interact with faculty and members of the community. The benefits and holidays were also very good.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy could be difficult to handle at times. Some people in control were a bit tyrannical. They were not too concerned with graduate assistants, but seeing how they interacted with professors made me uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the value in some of your programs. Several programs have been eliminated that could have prospered were they provided the right support by those higher up in administration.

  10.  

    A bit annoying

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    Former Employee - Slu Ride  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Slu Ride in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Saint Louis University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was nice to work with other students, good way to meet some new people. No a hard job at all.

    Cons

    low wages and you can only work up to 15 hours. The shift times could be brutal, sometimes you would have to work midnight to three in the morning. Basically no management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear manager and someone you can go to if you have a question or problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I Work with the Best People!

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    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor

    I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at SLU are outstanding! Smart, helpful, cooperative. The people I work with keep me at SLU. The opportunity to be involved with education and training the next generation of thinkers, leaders, scholars is a gift.

    Cons

    Still too much of a "old boys" club. Would like to see more women and people of color interviewed for top positions. If they aren't interviewed, the views at the top will not change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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