St. John's University

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St. John's University Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
71 Reviews
3.7
71 Reviews
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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)

  • 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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    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
  2.  

    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
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    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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    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
  6.  

    A great mission a frustration administration

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, easy work, nice people

    Cons

    Getting anything done is like pulling teeth, a lot of complacency among lifer employees and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out all the middle men who only get in the way and bottleneck progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Former Student Turned Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. John's University

    Pros

    Working at St. John's was both fun and rewarding. St. John's is good place to work with access to different avenues of success.

    Cons

    Management does a bad job of fairly promoting from within. That can be done better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a bad job of fairly promoting from within. That can be done better.

  8.  

    Former student turned employee

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jamaica, NY

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

    Pros

    Working in a collegiate atmosphere is both fun and rewarding. St. John's is a very convenient place to work with easy access to many major highways and within great commuting distance of various parts of Queens and Nassau Counties.

    Cons

    Administration tends to be penny wise and dollar foolish; not so much in financial terms but in how they handle issues. They tend to take a great deal of time to handle a lot of little problems while pushing off seeing the greater picture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Peer Advisor  in  Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Peer Advisor in Jamaica, NY

    I have been working at St. John's University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supervisors are awesome
    Hardwork is rewarded

    Cons

    Always busy
    Pay is not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spread work out evenly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    adjunct professor at St. John's

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

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

    Pros

    As an adjunct professor at St. John's I'm clearly valued for my considerable industry experience, and I've had mostly positive experiences dealing with the support staff, as well as and the technology specialists (the school values professors who are tech-savvy). Also, there's not much room for egos there, probably because of the school's dedication to service, as well as its commitment to diversity.

    Cons

    Cost-cutting continues, and many professors were recently offered buyouts. While I enjoy the teaching, it's clear that compensation is not going anywhere soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Student for four years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Diversity, flexible with student schedule, pleasant and inviting supervisors, able to leave when necessary for appointments or meetings, lots of holidays, Fridays off in summer.

    Cons

    Minimum wage- not great pay, hours are cut as the semester and school year come to an end, no room for growth or movement, no raises.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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