Saint Louis University Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Saint Louis University President Rev Lawrence H. Biondi
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. Peer instructor

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

    I have been working at Saint Louis University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary not a lot of work

    Cons

    Dealing with the rules of the school and the jesuit nature

    Advice to Management

    do a better job of pairing people


  2. Diversity Fellowship

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    Current Employee - Diversity Fellowship in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Diversity Fellowship in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, great professors, great enviroment

    Cons

    There is none so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, i love it


  3. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Needs much improvement with processes.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes.


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  5. SLUCare

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

    Pros

    Nice people, best chairwoman! Good tuition benefits, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay. SLUCare is interconnected with SSM and SLU. Consequently, there is a lot of miscommunication, and takes a long time to make improvements to anything. Little growth opportunity. However, if you are looking for a no frills position...SLUCare might work for you, as there are many people who have worked here for over 15 years in the SAME position.


  6. International Studies Department was Excellent!

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

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

    Pros

    The Director and Coordinator were amazing to work for. The atmosphere was fun, yet professional.

    Cons

    There is always a lot of bureaucracy at large universities.


  7. Teaching Assistants: more work than pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint Louis University part-time

    Pros

    great networking experience, good connector between graduate and undergraduate programs

    Cons

    low pay, hard to fit grading time in schedule, can only have RA or TA but TA positions are paid much less

    Advice to Management

    Raise salary for teaching assistants


  8. No written plan for professional development

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    health insurance, 401k, close to the metro link

    Cons

    No written plan for professional development. Foreign postdocs can be kept without advancing in their careers "forever".


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    SLUCare

    • Work/Life Balance
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    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.


  10. Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  11. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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



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