University of St. Francis

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University of St. Francis Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    The school as a whole is a well built community.

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

    I have been working at University of St. Francis

    Pros

    Well built community.
    No overtime!

    Cons

    Growth Opportunity can be limited depending on department

    Recommends
  2.  

    Fine place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of St. Francis

    Pros

    A really laid back atmosphere, good group of people, good benefits, great time off and really good work life balance.

    Cons

    Too small for advancement, the pay is well below industry standards, leadership at the time I was employed there was lacking

  3.  

    Terrible

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

    I have been working at University of St. Francis full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    OK place to work is you are desperate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Joliet, IL

    I worked at University of St. Francis full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at University of St. Francis part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly administrators, staff, and faculty

    Cons

    Low pay for adjunct instructors

    Recommends
  7.  

    Being a part of St. Francis University has had a positive experience on me and others whom also attended with me

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Loretto, PA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Loretto, PA

    I have been working at University of St. Francis as a contractor (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was an ok place to work for a while.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should be more merit based than about how well connected people are or how good it will make someone else look.

  9.  

    Decent.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of St. Francis

    Pros

    No major complaints. Good times.

    Cons

    Gets a little nippy walking in the cold.

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