Saint Louis University Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Saint Louis University President Rev Lawrence H. Biondi
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Pros
  • Easy job and people are nice there (in 5 reviews)

  • Some areas have a good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, terrible management, bad employee moral, long hours, elaborate bureaucracy (in 4 reviews)

  • the salaries are much too low, especially for the amount of work that is expected; not a lot of opportunity for growth; parking costs (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Resesarch Assistant

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

    I worked at Saint Louis University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Had a very good work and life balance and gained much experience that is related to my major.

    Cons

    Only worked several hours per week, and the tasks were not very demanding.


  2. SLUCare

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint Louis University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good university, tuition benefits, lots of PTO.

    Cons

    Cumbersome processes, much discussion of lean and agile but no action. Healthcare organization is managed like a university.


  3. Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint Louis University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance except for fiscal year end close, which is typical of Finance; good health/dental plan; decent vacation and sick time

    Cons

    Some Directors have no backbone; definitely favored certain employees by letting them come and go as they please without using any vacation or sick time; promotions in the B&F only come if you are a SLU graduate and doesnt matter what your education level is otherwise; they own all the parking garages and lots yet charge their employees minimum $50 a month to park;

    Advice to Management

    Give credit where credit is due and act like management instead of being coward to current upper management


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  5. Nice people. Unpaid overtime. Low ball salary. As usual need to find a good PI

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Saint Louis University (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people. Friendly atmosphere. Much friendlier and more cooperative faculty than washu

    Cons

    No monetary compensation for working extra hard. Also they will not pay over time. They will charge you for parking. Vacation time depends on boss although HR does not care much.

    Advice to Management

    People will work harder if payed well


  6. Good internship at ITS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint Louis University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart and friendly people. Fairly relaxed environment as an intern. Plenty of people to help you out if you have a question about something.

    Cons

    Sometimes went without projects to do for quite some time.

    Advice to Management

    Just make sure to have things for interns to do


  7. good student work opportunity

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    Current Employee - Student Worker - Assistant to Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Student Worker - Assistant to Professor in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Saint Louis University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling as a student worker. Work as much or as little as you want.

    Cons

    Just be comfortable with the professor that you work for.


  8. Great University but Needs Improvement as a Workplace

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    Current Employee - Staff/Marketing/Communications in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Staff/Marketing/Communications in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Jesuit institution with great core values and mission. I believe in the quality of higher education that the university provides. Lots of sick and vacation time plus a nice retirement match. Excellent tuition benefits.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and red tape. Processes are broken and you can't get anything done in a timely manner. Innovation is stifled. Policies dictate everything even if the policies are antiquated. Low pay and have to pay at least $50/month for parking.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate some upper level management and hold employees accountable. Some employees have been there for 20 years and just skate by.


  9. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint Louis University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment,

    Cons

    Minimum salary, poor supporting staff


  10. postdoctoral fellow

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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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    health insurance, covered parking, close to the Metro station

    Cons

    No plan for professional development. No legal help.


  11. Lab Assistant

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    Current Employee - Lab Aide in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Lab Aide in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I love the work that is done and the many lives it impacts

    Cons

    Not supportive of furthering education

    Advice to Management

    How to be more supportive of staff and note the staff's dedication to the completion of all request.



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