St. John's University Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Telecommunications Technician

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Lots of time off

    Cons

    Average pay, no room to advance

    Advice to Management

    invest in your people more, they're your greatest resource.


  2. Perfect

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

    I have been working at St. John's University

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

    Pros

    Great people and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    None that I have noticed.


  3. Postdoctoral Research Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. John's University

    Pros

    diverse department, wide range of study systems and opportunities to explore with regard to techniques

    Cons

    very cancer-centric focus, high turn-over


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  5. Doctoral Fellow/ Teaching Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. John's University

    Pros

    Very nice working environment. Close to Manhattan.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can up with.


  6. Student Worker

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

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

    Pros

    Convenience of working and schooling at the same locale

    Cons

    There is no advancement, low pay for student workers


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Depends what you want

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    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.


  10. Pathway to Teaching

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    IT runs off track often

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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