St. John's University

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many pluses, some minuses

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Staff in Jamaica, NY

    I have been working at St. John's University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many nice and devoted faculty and students who take the University Mission seriously, There is a good work-life balance, a stable work environment, and generous time-off policies.

    Cons

    The compensation is so-so, and has not risen more than 1 or 2 percent since 2008. Some aspects are very hierarchical. The University is slow to adapt to some of the changes in the higher academic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    St. John's needs strong leadership and fresh ideas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Long-time Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, great University, beautiful campus, rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Administration micromanages projects, needs to think long-term and bigger picture for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Work Place

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

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

    Pros

    The people are very very nice!

    Cons

    Expensive to live in New York.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mediocre, expensive university; Little interest in being competitive in Higher Education

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    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

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

    Pros

    St. John's has a well-maintained campus with select modern buildings. For the most part, students are pleasant to work with. It is an adequate school for individuals who are looking for an average education at a private school.

    Cons

    The broader administration does not have a strong vision for the college and is not thinking forward about how to make St. John's grow apart from catering to its limited, undergraduate population. Simply recruiting and retaining undergraduates will not maintain the university fiscally. There is no interest in expanding their research programs which is another avenue to help the university. Naturally, select departments have poor resources for students to conduct research and overall, funding is a problem. Everything seems to be mired in red tape and things don't appear to be done efficiently. There is a noticeable disconnect between the administration and implementation. Certain buildings are decrepit and are unpleasant to observe and work in. The library lacks basic essentials for certain literature and Interlibrary Loans are required to obtain the work needed. For a very basic, bare-bone, pricey college experience, St. John's is the place to be. But there are more prestigious universities in the area that can provide an equivalent, or better, education at a fraction of the price. St. John's does not offer anything substantial for its hefty price tag that cannot be found elsewhere. It's also a commuter school since one cannot access it easily using public transportation without having to switch multiple paths.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    They are an organization that effectively carries out the education business.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Elmhurst, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Elmhurst, NY

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

    Pros

    The staff treat each other like family.

    Cons

    I dont think there is one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please raise the pay each year equal to inflation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    To much stress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. John's University

    Pros

    Good pay great staff

    Cons

    Very long hour's dirty work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had good relationship with my boss

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    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 (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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