University of St. Thomas - Houston Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Great student body and staff overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Needs resources and leadership focused on the university not on "community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire a COO who knows how to manage a university

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Good Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Mixed bag

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

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
  8. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Pending in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pending in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back environment.
    Free education.
    Nice place if tend to get comfortable.
    If you graduate from here, they are likely to hire you.

    Cons

    Allot of the employees were former students. Running joke is that you can graduate from here and

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more outside people instead of the UST graduates.

  9. People grow, educate themselves, and become aware, knowledgable and better human beings.The University is compassionate.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Efficient, kind, empathetic, helps people to grow one at a time. Makes sure students are treated equally be they either male or female, race religion or financial status.

    Cons

    The University could be more spacious, some of the visiting Instructors are uncaring for students; unlike the full/part time instructors and the tutoring center could be more efficient in its services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they are doing the best job possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    You won't get rich.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston

    Pros

    Good for College Students.
    Friendly Staff.
    Great environment.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible.
    No/little discounts on or around campus.
    Arrogant leadership.
    Political Correctiveness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tuition assistance would be well appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A nice community to work in; pay could be better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston

    Pros

    UST is a very warm and welcoming community. Nobody is anonymous here. It's a university, so after 6 months of working here you can take a class for free.

    Cons

    The pay is on the low side of average. Also, the university is still in the process of upgrading its IT systems to the 21st century, which can be annoying sometimes. Many processes that should be automated still require paperwork and the occasional phone call in order to be completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees more generously and invest in better IT resources.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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