Saint Mary's University (Texas)

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Saint Mary's University (Texas) Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
6 Reviews
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    Family away from home.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Saint Mary's University (Texas) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Everyone has worked at the University for a while so they are friends or are like family. They treat new comers just the same as a friend or a family member while keeping a high level of professionalism.

    Cons

    Since everyone knows each other in one capacity or another, a person does have to be careful with what information they share. Casual conversations come up all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many changes are going on at the administration level and budget cuts are happening everywhere, as is in every other institution, but many of the employees who work here have chosen to stay for so long because of the atmosphere and the benefits. The benefits which come to mind are things such as summer hours, holiday days off, and other time off that is considered paid university closure. Stripping these benefits away to save 30 minutes in the summer time will continue to add to the negative feel that some of these cuts have already made. If administration keeps trying to change this University using other University structures then St. Mary's will no longer be the unique gem that it is and what we market to prospective students. Yes change is good but be sure to keep the mission in mind. In the long run it will do more harm in loosing the loyalty so many employees have while not saving that much money financially. Employees here go over and beyond what their job descriptions list and this is because of the collective loyalty and mission to make St. Mary's University somewhere a student will leave their home to attend (a home away from home). My advice to management would be try to truly see the value in having employees that are truly loyal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Mismarketed

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid  in  Leavenworth, KS
    Former Employee - Financial Aid in Leavenworth, KS

    I worked at Saint Mary's University (Texas)

    Pros

    Low level employees have great enthusiasm for representing the school. School spirit, desire to train students to become competitive in the world marketplace, and professional approach to attracting students is good.

    Cons

    Good ole' boy mentality in the business office ruins experience for students and any admin that tries to help students. School markets itself to first generation college bound minority students, only to spring the cost of a (small) private school on unsuspecting and confused parents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job share in administrative and recruiting positions would attract quality, professional military spouses to work. That in turn would attract students who are able to pay for the education.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Saint Mary's University (Texas) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Work Life balance is good

    Cons

    No challenges faced while working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Former Faculty Member

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint Mary's University (Texas)

    Pros

    Community focus
    Great colleagues
    Hard working students

    Cons

    President
    Board
    Administration
    Old boys network
    All talk and no walk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the folks actually doing the work.

  6.  

    It wasn't the greatest. Could have been much better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint Mary's University (Texas)

    Pros

    Most of the time great people to work with.

    Cons

    Administration is not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to Manage

  7.  

    Ideal Job For a Student

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    Current Employee - Marker
    Current Employee - Marker

    I have been working at Saint Mary's University (Texas)

    Pros

    Working as a marker at Saint Mary's University is an ideal student job. The hours are very flexible and the job allows the student to build a professional relationship with the faculty which can be invaluable for future references.

    Cons

    The pay isn't fantastic and the work load tends to get heaviest during midterms and finals. The work load can also vary greatly depending on the professor involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends

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