University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN

www.unwsp.edu
Unclaimed Profile

University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
22 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.9
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Alan Cureton
7 Ratings

22 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. A great community

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people here are so nice and welcoming, and the culture here has a lot of good things going for it. Over the years I've been working here, I've experienced wonderful friendships and camaraderie. Plenty of events for employees as well. The community aspects are top-notch. People in every job or department take a lot of satisfaction from their work, and being able to serve the students well is one of the main goals of the staff and faculty.

    Cons

    There isn't a whole lot of opportunity for advancement, so if that's what you're looking for in a job, this might not be for you. Not necessarily a con, but a heads-up: because this is a Christian school with many students who are minors, all members of the community are expected to abide by the "Doc" which has some strict rules about behaviors such as drinking and other potentially harmful practices.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and transparent with staff and students. Ask for input before making big decisions that affect everyone. Don't assume that all the employees have the same priorities, but provide safe places for feedback and suggestions.


  2. Great college job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Usher in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Usher in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A once or twice a month job for some extra cash. Wonderful people. An opportunity to be a welcome face for the university. Ability to see concerts and plays for free if working the whole event, (rather than only seating/taking tickets in the beginning). Apple cider, hot chocolate, and cookies after most events during the winter.

    Cons

    Only working between one and three times a month, sometimes for only two hours. Paid minimum wage, though that is expected for a student worker.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I never had a problem with the management. They were organized, adaptable, and pleasant to work with.


  3. Growth and change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time

    Pros

    Great place to find coworkers with shared beliefs. In general it has a friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    There are a lot of silos across campus.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Resident Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You only need to work approximately 10 hours a week and help students on random needs. This is very manageable, as there are multiple RAs that work together.

    Cons

    You have to be under Northwestern rules, such as no drinking and visitation hours. However, these are not to hard to live with, given the free housing that you are given.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice to give to the management at this time. The job is very simple ans is run very efficiently.


  6. Not to be trusted

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I had such a negative experience while working there that I prefer to not answer this question in any detail.

    Cons

    Boss frequently lied and was not to be trusted. It made everyone else (including me) look bad while covering up their own mistakes. They did not exemplify a Christian demeanor. That person still works there. Management and HR was NOT helpful. Some of the staff was also NOT welcoming to Christians of particular denominations and I was verbally attacked on several occasions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ALL your employees!


  7. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice and the work is pretty good

    Cons

    Growth options can be limited


  8. Asst. Director of Athletic Communication and Administration

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Minnesota in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Minnesota in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to move up.


  9. A great learning experience of technical support systems.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Managers, faculty and staff are understanding

    Cons

    Sometimes there is very little work to be done.


  10. Nice work environment with potentially great benefits (just not salary)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Good people * Fun environment working with students * Benefit package (retirement, medical, reduced tuition costs for family) is more than competitive

    Cons

    * As both a nonprofit and a higher-ed university, pay lags behind what you could make in other sectors.


  11. Great place to work if you set appropriate work /life boundaries

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Northwestern - St. Paul, MN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Christian college that is somewhat willing to innovate really nice colleagues beautiful campus near a lake

    Cons

    Overwork because funding constraints too much reliance on student workers

    Advice to Management

    Better clarification of expectations so staff can prioritize workload. Without this the staff really sees all work as equally mandated.



Showing 22 of 23 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.