St. John's University Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
66 Reviews

3.7
66 Reviews
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St. John's University President Rev Donald J. Harrington
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28 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, easy work, nice people (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great vacation time, free tuition for employes, summer fridays off, leave at 3:30 on fridays during school year (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No room for growth and little opportunity to take on new projects (in 3 reviews)

  • Benefits, salary, senior management, and more outreach to emplyoees (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ambassador

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    Former Employee - Ambassador  in  Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at St. John's University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible staff.
    Ability to meet hundreds of new people every day during peak season.
    Recommendations.

    Cons

    Hard to promote newness /change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Proud alumna turned adjunct professor happy to be teaching.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Jamaica, NY

    I have been working at St. John's University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are lots of professional development opportunities (roundtables, orientation, workshops, etc.) for new adjuncts who have little teaching experience. Administration is on point, and the culture is very friendly.

    Cons

    None that I can think of for myself as this is just a part-time position coupled with full-time employment elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good university , less study atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. John's University part-time

    Pros

    The department spend lots of money on pizza, which brings lots of fun. But if they can invest more facilities, will be even better. Nice place, nice department.

    Cons

    Get up early, be patient to students. Grading lots of paper.. Less pressure for teaching,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to foreign students

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  5.  

    Not a particularly great "higher ed" place of employment

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at St. John's University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and flex time

    Cons

    The culture is very hierarchal and not particularly welcoming of fresh thought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being open to employee suggestions from all levels instead of the "do your job and don't rock the boat" mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Graduate Teaching assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at St. John's University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Exciting place to work. staff is excellent

    Cons

    Only pros. Nothing to worry about

  7.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. John's University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Office culture was great. Loved the people I worked for. Assistantship covered my tuition and provided me with a stipend.

    Cons

    Some of upper management should be a bit more friendly to those working under them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Professional and caring work environment.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor of Science  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor of Science in New York, NY

    I have been working at St. John's University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is everyone is so supportive.I have never had any antagonism on any level ,it'srefreshing.

    Cons

    Specifically it is not handicap friendly and the parking can be difficult.Adjunct position- no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get a good online system not one that is the cheaoest.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good experience.

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    Current Employee - Reception  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reception in New York, NY

    I have been working at St. John's University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You will get plenty of days off for religious holidays and "Summer Fridays"

    Cons

    The Administrations is totally disconnected from the staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Student Worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. John's University part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible hours perfect for students who live on campus

    Cons

    less than $8/hr - the raises are only 10cents per year

    Recommends
  11.  

    The college is good, professors are nice and you can approach them easily.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at St. John's University as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Helps develop leadership role and improve presentation skills

    Cons

    work life balance is not satisfactory because of too much work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give less work load and assignments

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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