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St. John's College Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
10 Reviews

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  1.  

    A good job if you have kids and need a relaxed schedule

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    Current Employee - Business Office/Financial Aid  in  Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Business Office/Financial Aid in Annapolis, MD

    Pros

    Great working hours (35 hours per week) and benefits.

    Cons

    Little control over management; many abusive middle managers and not protections for those under them. Morale is not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the regular staff and treat them with more respect. Be a bit more circumspect about your middle management; many of them are inhibiting your staff from doing their best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dysfunctional leadership leads to trickle-down incompetence and utter lack of accountabiity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you believe in the mission of the college, it's great to be a part of something important. It's a beautiful campus, and many of your fellow miserable employees are nice people.

    Cons

    Staff morale is always in the toilet, because upper and middle management have let the place settle into a horrible rut. The most common complaint among the staff is that they are not treated with respect, not by their bosses and not by HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganize the administrative structure and consider letting some professionals in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Writing Assistant

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    Former Employee - Writing Assistant  in  Santa Fe, NM
    Former Employee - Writing Assistant in Santa Fe, NM

    Pros

    Great flexibility with individual schedules, excellent training and supervision, fulfilling work, enjoyable coworkers, depending on whom they are.

    Cons

    Hours most effective for the students are often late at night during the weekend or on weeknights, pay is relatively low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    student aides

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    Current Employee - Student Aide  in  Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Student Aide in Annapolis, MD

    Pros

    The supervisors are friendly and take care of the student aides by assigning reasonable amount of workload, and talking to you before changing schedules. Easy work-life balance. They are helpful in terms of giving feedback to performance, and giving clear instructions.

    Cons

    Things are running slowly and steadily with little change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Resident Assistant job for Junior and Senior year

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant  in  Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Annapolis, MD

    Pros

    The weekly meetings were good discussions with fellow students about student well-being, and I thought they were interesting and informative. The administration is generally very accessible if you have any problems with your hall.

    Cons

    Balancing your friendships with people you RA for versus your responsibility as a "school employee" was always unclear and sometimes frustrating and confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    what a great time

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    Former Employee - Lab Lab  in  Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Lab Lab in Annapolis, MD

    Pros

    you get to do the stuff you like doing that is why you are there in the first place. it is a great place to work doing the things. too bad you cannot do it forever and ever!

    Cons

    imean i didnt get paid in gold bullion nor in candy nor unicorns so i guess there's a lot to be desired. in the future, please pay in candy or gold bullion or unicorns or vespas. free the axolotls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    candy for everyone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Disappointing. I thought I would enjoy working in a small collegiate enviornment.

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer  in  Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Annapolis, MD

    Pros

    The work can be challenging; however, the senior leadership is completely dysfunctional. I find that it can be a hot bed of gossip and this is extremely unpleasant for someone who craves professionalism.

    Cons

    Please see what is written above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultures and values are touted as important; however, values seem to be lacking in senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    friendly

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    Current Employee - Landscaper  in  Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Landscaper in Annapolis, MD

    Pros

    nice place to stay. people are educated.

    Cons

    located in a small town

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great books, great education, great work study experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Fe, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Great environment, really nice full time staff.

    Cons

    Limited work hours through financial aid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A wonderful institution with wonderful people but somewhat dysfunctional management with little room for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM

    Pros

    A chance to work with wonderful people committed to the mission of the college which anyone interested in education can be proud of. Great benefits and perks. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    The management is somewhat dysfunctional especially when trying to collaborate across the two campuses, although this has improved recently. As is true of many non-profits politics trumps production sometimes and mentoring and training of staff could be improved. Their is very little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training and mentoring the staff. Institute a more thorough and regular performance review process. Consider instituting merit pay.

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