I have been working at University of St. Francis part-time for more than 5 years
Pros – Friendly administrators, staff, and faculty
Cons – Low pay for adjunct instructors
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2013-03-20 09:47 PDT
I have been working at University of St. Francis full-time for more than 8 years
Pros – Health insurance, paid vacation/sick, retirement.
Cons – Hiring and promotions are based on office politics rather than work performance and qualifications.
Negative work environment, possibly a result of low pay. The pay structure is top heavy. Employees are underpaid while managers are over paid.
Lack of leadership skills of department managers.
Advice to Senior Management – My advice to anyone even considering a job here....unless you are a close friend or relative of someone in upper management, run! If you desire a positive work environment with advancement opportunities based on your work performance this is definitely not the job for you.
This school really needs to evaluate all departments, as just about all need a massive make over. I wish the new president luck, as his work is definitely cut out for him.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-08-19 20:20 PDT
I worked at University of St. Francis full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Good benefits, vacation time, and felxibility
Cons – A lot of nasty, petty people. They do not hire people who are qualified for their jobs. It is all based on who you know and if you have a friend or relative already working there. That is who gets hired. There are people in management who worked as cleaning ladies, cashiers, etc. who have no skills or management ability. They also make it a practice of NOT advertising the job externally and letting supervisors hire whoever they want. These supervisors hire their friends. The outcome is a place that is inbred and highly dysfunctional. Would not recommend this place to anyone.
Advice to Senior Management – All executive management needs to go. They are talentless, lazy, and complacent. This has a top down effect. Heard they are getting a new president who is supposed to be good. The current one should have been fired years ago or never even been hired. He cannot make a decision to save his life and surrounds himself with yes men. The academics are bad. Some professors are really good, but Admissions will take anyone as a student even those with ACT scores far below the standard. This results in a dumbing down of academics. Those students have no critical thinking skills. Not a liberal arts school as they want you to believe. The only alums who are smart are those in the nusring program as they have standards and it is a demanding and competitive program.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-05-19 17:46 PDT
I have been working at University of St. Francis as a contractor for more than 3 years
Pros – Spiritual values along with flexible higher education offerings makes St. Francis University a great place to both attend school but also instruct.
Cons – Their pay structure is lower that other local higher education institutions. Being in Loretto PA cannot be helped but hazzardous driving in the winter months possible.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-02-07 06:08 PST
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I worked at University of St. Francis
Pros – It's an ok place to work while you are waiting for your next opportunity. The pay is fair in comparison to other places.
Cons – It seems to be a place where your success is very dependent upon office politics and red tape. It's mostly about who you know.
Advice to Senior Management – Promotions should be more merit based than about how well connected people are or how good it will make someone else look.
2012-01-10 11:19 PST
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