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University of St. Thomas · Minnesota Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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University of St. Thomas · Minnesota President Dr. Julie Sullivan
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Pros
  • Work-life balance here is to be commended (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good work/life balance, flexible time-off and work-from-home policies (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Instead they depend low paid student workers (in 2 reviews)

  • Compensation structure for full time faculty (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Bookstore Student Worker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic people to work with. They know the students are the reason they are there. They go out of their way to accommodate a full time student in the way of allowing studying to be done when it's quiet and will go out of their way to cover for you if you need to leave your scheduled shift for school or campus activities. Highly Recommend.

    Cons

    No windows in the bookstore to see the sun. Difficult to go to college football games if you say you can work Saturdays.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the students are the reason you have a job. Keep up the good work with allowing student workers to study when the day is slow, and to not hold it against the student if they have a late lab or a study group to go to. They want the money, and you want the worker, but school is the reason we're there. School trumps work-study job.


  2. Student Researcher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work atmosphere, laid back, can learn a lot if you apply yourself

    Cons

    Some people don't take research seriously


  3. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was a fun environment and I learned a lot.

    Cons

    It is hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for having me


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  5. Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people and beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Not always flexible with work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    More staff gatherings to be able to get to know more people at the University.


  6. Lab Support Staff & Custom Fabricator

    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People and good work.

    Cons

    You have to be a student.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any.


  7. Overall a good experience

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small lab sizes allow for a lot of individual time with research advisers. Students are dedicated and work hard. Have NMR capabilities.

    Cons

    Not a research university, so there is less funding than at bigger schools. Some drama between professors in Chemistry Department, but nothing abnormal. Some instruments get crowded - can use other nearby university's labs though

    Advice to Management

    Try to reduce the in-department arguments


  8. Student employee - Development Office Call Center

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota part-time

    Pros

    I got great experience in marketing and sales. They worked around my student schedule. I really enjoyed the people I worked with and the sense of community they built there. Hourly pay + commission

    Cons

    The job was calling alumni and asking for donations, which lead to some uncomfortable conversations and rejection. It was difficult to work a job with so much rejection.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend that the management spend more time working on educating the callers on how to comeback from a rejected donation. It was difficult to not let it affect your daily life.


  9. Help Desk Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back work atmosphere. Opportunity for raises. There is a lot to learn in this position but it will benefit you in the future. Many tech companies like to hire from this position.

    Cons

    Clients can be cranky and rude. Sitting in front of the computer all day can be boring.


  10. Dinning Services

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    Current Employee - Cook in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Cook in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great healthcare, paid lunch, good food.

    Cons

    I am paid very little

    Advice to Management

    Pay me more


  11. Working as a Team lead for a research project.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work with experienced faculties and engineering students which is why I learn more.

    Cons

    My job is temporary and to convert it in full time is very difficult.



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