University of St. Thomas - Houston

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University of St. Thomas - Houston Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Free Education

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Free Education, Great people Staff and Faculty, Great work life balance. Education is a priory in most departments Great education

    Cons

    Some politics, insurance is expensive, almost half your monthly. Low pay Some Catholic values will hinder some basic medical needs for women.

    Advice to Management

    Lower Insurance costs, Training programs for staff, increase salary, Listen to and utilize the lessons your faculty is teaching the students.


  2. Assistant Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling for non-client-facing positions Sense of community among staff on campus A good stepping-stone institution to further a career Opportunities to volunteer for extra projects that will help develop new skillsets

    Cons

    Organizational culture does not prioritize the care/appreciation/compensation of its employees Leadership is resistant to change and adaptation, despite evidence presented that changed is needed A very departmentally silo-ed culture


  3. Good atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas - Houston part-time

    Pros

    Great Staff and good place to work

    Cons

    Overall management needs some assistance in allocating time schedules


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  5. Comfortable place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time

    Pros

    Nice, caring people Work life balance Great students Desireable location

    Cons

    Ambition is not rewarded Not a risk-taking culture Execution takes a long time


  6. Needs resources and leadership focused on the university not on "community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, small, flex time okay, holidays good, small class sizes, new facilities being built

    Cons

    Low low pay, poor financial outlook, employees expected to work without resources to do the job.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a COO who knows how to manage a university


  7. This company is struggling financially and was not in a position to provide the work-related supports the employees need

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Faculty in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The students are pleasant. The campus is in a pleasant area.

    Cons

    Students are unprepared scholastically for university level work. The administration is distant and not supportive.

    Advice to Management

    I think that in a few years some of the issues at this institution will become resolved.


  8. Great student body and staff overall

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    the students are great relatively relaxed work environment holiday schedule applies to staff on top of sick days and vacation days

    Cons

    my supervisor in particular was just a drag to work for, but my co-workers were all really nice


  9. Good Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Small community, great location, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Original and founding values of the university seems to be taking a backseat. Many good and long-standing employees have been let go or have chosen to leave. No promotions or bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Desperately needs a new president. I don't think Dr. I really knows whats going on. Also more pressure needs to be put on tenured professors. Fine Arts departments are non-existent.


  10. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, laid back, great people to work with.

    Cons

    The pay could be better.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Mixed bag

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time

    Pros

    There is the opportunity to continue your education, or your kids' or spouse's through education benefits. And you get a nice set of paid holidays. The culture is great particularly if you are Catholic, the people are generally very nice.

    Cons

    Depending on your department and position you may not have time to pursue your education benefits, at least not for yourself. Some departments are understaffed and you may end up performing the duties of several jobs while only being paid for one. There are not as many opportunities for advancement as it may first appear, once you are in a position it is difficult to move to another or get an increase in pay based upon what you are actually doing even if it is a lot more than you were first hired for.



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