St. John's University Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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St. John's University President Rev Donald J. Harrington
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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. I had a worthwhile experience interning at this institution.

    Former Intern - Athletic Marketing Intern in Jamaica, NY
    Former Intern - Athletic Marketing Intern in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at St. John's University as an intern

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Gained experience and insight in the athletic marketing field.

    Cons

    At times, I didn't feel welcomed or a part of the team.

  2. My time here was worthwhile and full of learning. The people in HR helped direct me in accomplishing tasks.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. John's University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full of experienced professionals. The leadership was disciplined yet maintained a relative laid back attitude. Training was good. Compensation could be better.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, not too many opportunities to move up.

  3. Depends what you want

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. John's University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very generous time off policy which includes 22 vacation days and Fridays off in the summer. Free tuition for employees and their families.

    Cons

    High degree of level-ism. Management isn't as approachable as they could be or as knowledgeable as they should be. Pay isn't as good as in the for-profit sector. People who aren't Catholic can feel out of place.

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable.

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  5. Lack of communication between departments makes big accomplishments hard to come by.

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

    I have been working at St. John's University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Students tend to fully appreciate the work you give them. There is generally room for you to be creative with new and upcoming projects.

    Cons

    The management process is not stream lined. It often feels like there are "too many cooks in the kitchen" on projects. Many obstacles can arise because of the political structure of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your employees.

  6. Pathway to Teaching

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    Former Employee - Tutor
    Former Employee - Tutor

    I worked at St. John's University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Helpful (2)

    IT runs off track often

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at St. John's University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Great personal level professional relationships

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    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Jamaica, NY

    I have been working at St. John's University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to interact with staff from all over the world.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous at times

  9. Helpful (1)

    Information Technology department is a joke

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

    I worked at St. John's University

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

    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 Management

    It's pretty obvious isn't it?

  10. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. John's University

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

    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.

  11. 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

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