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St. John's University Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
83 Reviews
3.5
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St. John's University President Rev Donald J. Harrington
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Review Highlights

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

  • Tuition Remission, Great 403b contribution, Lots of Days Off including summer Fridays, Great Employees (in 4 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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  1.  

    Pathway to Teaching

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tutor
    Former Employee - Tutor

    I worked at St. John's University

    Pros

    Meeting great people, find new ways to help peers learn, teaching everything using the world and the word, all fantastic things. Everything I did went back to inspiration to teach

    Cons

    Some people who worked there did not belong as they either overworked others until they couldn't anymore. Saw how much they overcharged clients for services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support and help St. John School and focus less on athletics. The building needs to be modernised to help really spread progrms such as those from Languages and Literatures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great personal level professional relationships

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Jamaica, NY

    I have been working at St. John's University

    Pros

    Get to interact with staff from all over the world.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. John's University

    Pros

    - Vacation
    - People
    - Location
    - Education
    - Moderate pay

    The vacation days are great and the staff is always a joy to be around!

    Cons

    Not many Cons, I enjoy working within the University.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. John's University

    Pros

    you get all benefits that you need

    Cons

    i didn't notice any cons

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT runs off track often

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at St. John's University

    Pros

    Lots of holidays, short summer hours; Plenty of nice people to work with

    Cons

    Management is a disaster from IT through the Board of Directors. The last few years of International scandal, Dean Suicide, money laundering/embezzling, and more show how far the entire management culture--fostered obviously at the top has careened away from accountability and competence. The University is struggling academically, and much of the generic education is mocked in many circles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They've been cleaning house, selective here and there, but still plenty of rotten fruit on the vine. When a CIO multiplies the number of Directors from a historical 4 to 7 or 8, while staff position are decreasing RED FLAG. Then brings in expensive consultants and assigns employed Managers to report to outside consultants RED FLAG). Cronies come in and become Special Project Managers (RED FLAG). You got a serious absence of managerial competence from the top down when these don't set your sirens off. And some of this happened AFTER they brought in the new people after the "scandals" broke in the paper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Information Technology department is a joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at St. John's University

    Pros

    Lots of time off in other departments. Good benefits. Free education for family members. Good medical coverage.
    Generally friendly atmosphere outside of the Information Technology department. Nice campus surroundings.

    Cons

    Information Technology (IT) is run by completely incompetent and useless CIO.
    His greatest claim to fame is causing outages and then heading for the hills to avoid responsibility.
    Devoid of any brains yet refuses to take sound advice. People have to stay overnight to fix his
    problems while he goes golfing. Hires equally incompetent directors (multiplying like rabbits there)
    to shield himself from people who actually know a thing or two. Wonder why you tuition is sky high?
    Look no further, they have to milk the taxpayers to pay for their bloated salaries. Wonder how
    I know they're bloated, because they don't have the sense to lock down their system security.
    Anyone with half a brain can access their payroll. Money is being pisssed down the drain like its
    going out of fashion. You'll do great if you're one of the cronies. If you have integrity and ability
    you're out of luck there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's pretty obvious isn't it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Teaching Fellow

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. John's University

    Pros

    great place to learn, polish your skills. Laboratory director is extremely supportive and so it the laboratory supervisor. Teaches you extreme discipline in training students, preparing quiz and conducting your own class.

    Cons

    No choice was given whether you want to work with animals or not, lot of politics and you are always under the bust if you make mistakes. too much work less salary. Students are highly notorious and are always want more grades without studying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please review on merit, hire experienced staff and pay more

  9.  

    Teaching assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. John's University

    Pros

    There are no pros in this job

    Cons

    The worst possible way you can waste your time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Call for new upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Secretary
    Current Employee - Executive Secretary

    I have been working at St. John's University

    Pros

    Fridays off during the summer, Fridays throughout the year 3pm closing

    Cons

    Upper management is extremely reluctant to change and new ideas. They're very antiquated. They still use the term "secretary". They need new energy to excite this generation of students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I learned so much from the people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professor, Instructional Leadership in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Professor, Instructional Leadership in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at St. John's University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love the people and the school if beautiful.

    Cons

    You live, you learn you grow. The pay isn't what it should be and people change over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is always good to remain a team and family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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