Saint Louis University Reviews

Updated July 5, 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. Good internship at ITS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. good student work opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


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  5. Great University but Needs Improvement as a Workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Lab Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Asst Prof

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere
    Balance of teaching and research

    Cons

    Must find funding for summer suport

    Advice to Management

    Parks is on the upswing. Nice work!!


  9. Stifled by bureaucracy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Saint Louis University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part. Some of the work is interesting and or challenging. The benefits are a nice perk.

    Cons

    Innovation and individuality is stifled by management. Prepare to have your ideas stolen and voice left unheard. Certain departments control everything while others are just left to do their bidding. "Merit" increases are given annually. Regardless of performance, everyone gets less than the increase of the cost of living.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Nice work environment although low pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant (Aka Front Desk Receptionist) in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Office Assistant (Aka Front Desk Receptionist) in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice camaraderie amongst employees, mostly everyone is happy to be there. A lot of upper management are dedicated to the Jesuit theme by serving the community at large and doing there best to help the students throughout their academic career. Good little niches of eateries. A quiet campus when students are gone. Get paid university days off during extended holiday times for most employees. Free undergraduate tuition. 2 free courses per semester for graduate level although you do pay 50% tax fee to IRS for cost of Grad level. Beautiful campus grounds if you like eating your lunch outside.

    Cons

    Pay is low due to conservative spending by divisions and the university as a whole. Although this may have helped in preventing unwanted layoffs. Health benefits are not the best although they're not the worst. And in order to get health benefits payments down to a reasonably affordable rate, you have to enroll in Vitality, a program where they track your health through a website. You have to get a brief checkup either thru SLU, Walgreens clinic, or your doctor to get the discount. No paid maternity leave, unless you use your hours earned from vacation and sick time. And you're required to use all this time for maternity leave.

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay, especially for those who you value as employees. I've seen a number of good employees leave for more pay elsewhere even though they liked SLU and didn't have much complaint about it.


  11. Senior Research Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint Louis University

    Pros

    Very flexible, tuition benefits for employee, spouse, and children. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay; Difficult to get pay increase beyond 2% cost of living a year, if you get that at all; upward mobility is almost impossible unless you have a PhD and want to teach courses.

    Advice to Management

    None.



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