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Archdiocese of Louisville Reviews

Updated Feb 16, 2019

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  1. "Childcare"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Louisville part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love working for the archdiocese. They have good benefits and a great work environment.

    Cons

    The pay is low. You have to love kids and want to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about your employees.

    Archdiocese of Louisville2017-03-17
  2. "Great Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Middle School English Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Archdiocese of Louisville full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, instructional flexibility, and positive culture and values

    Cons

    The pay is considerably lower than the local school district

    Archdiocese of Louisville2019-02-16
  3. "It's a job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Archdiocese of Louisville full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security. Some opportunities for continuing education.

    Cons

    High turnover rates, lack of uniformity between individual Churches organizational structure. Lower pay scale than outside of Church, overpriced insurance with few options. Employee burnout is common.

    Advice to Management

    Pastors should be provided with more instruction on the management of a business or be stripped of authority in matters not pertaining directly to religion.

    Archdiocese of Louisville2018-03-14
  4. "Little room to advance"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 
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    I have been working at Archdiocese of Louisville full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff, students, technology available, schedule.

    Cons

    No room to move up, salary.

    Archdiocese of Louisville2018-03-07
  5. "Business manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Archdiocese of Louisville full-time

    Pros

    hours are flexible and short

    Cons

    unreasonable, stuffy, not friendly or helpful

    Archdiocese of Louisville2017-06-07
  6. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Marketing/Fundraising Coordinator in Louisville, KY
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Louisville full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility and working for special needs children.

    Cons

    Board of Directors are quite overbearing at times.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees judgement and motivate them to accomplish their goals.

    Archdiocese of Louisville2017-05-14
  7. "Hispanic Ministry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at Archdiocese of Louisville full-time

    Pros

    Growing field in church ministry, a need for my bilingual skills. 30 hours/week was full time, with benefits. Flexible schedule based on community needs.

    Cons

    Did not pay a high enough salary for a living wage, especially considering the skill set required for the position.

    Advice to Management

    Consider what it is worth to have good people on staff serving your Hispanic members and their specific needs. Consider, too, teachings on social justice and evaluate if you are providing sufficiently for those in this ministry.

    Archdiocese of Louisville2016-12-17
  8. "ASE Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - ASE Coordinator in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Louisville full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment. Supportive administration. Growing business.

    Cons

    Poor vacation/personal time allotment. Understaffed

    Archdiocese of Louisville2015-09-23
  9. "Wonderful work when you are young and have few commitments outside of career"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Archdiocese of Louisville full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to spend more effort on teaching students instead of disciplining most of time.

    Cons

    The majority of students and parents are good, reasonable people. However, administration is concerned more and more with marketing to get butts in seats. Direction of educational institutions has become much more of a support network for students' various desires for elements previously done in home life. Parents, who are working hard to pay tuition, want schools to handle more of their children's emotional... development than educational growth. Biggest drivers of increased tuition are non academic services!! THERE ARE THREE BLOATED AREAS BEHIND MAJOR COST INCREASES IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION: #1 FACILITIES: Building modern, attractive facilities for student extra curricular life that will keep kids happy enough not to change schools before graduation. Maintenance is essential. However, the bragging / marketing from upgrades is what often makes parents and students settle on one institution over another. Many parents claim it's all about the education. But, the without lovely campus, most families move on to prettier places for their kids to enjoy. #2 EVER GROWING STUDENT SERVICES: Many of which are attempting to fill in most of the areas that parents and families previously maintained. From food courts, more and specialized counseling services, medical services, coaching services, etc. -- schools that promise wellness and activities to intervene and / or entertain all of the student body get expensive. #3 ADMINISTRATION: Want to know where the bigger salaries are in Catholic Schools? Find administrators with growing numbers and / or sizes of offices and that's where the greatest drivers of cost increase exist. Administrators expand their reach by making promises which others must keep. This leads to the need for more clerical support staff and more costs. Would it not be interesting to have the yearly audits of St. Xavier, Trinity, Sacred Heart, Assumption, Mercy, Presentation and ALL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS be forced to PUBLISH THE ENTIRE SALARY and COMPENSATION PACKAGE OF EVERY SINGLE ADMINISTRATOR IN THE CITY??? Unless (during the average school day) you are strictly a full time teacher, clerical worker, IT staff, or facilities crew--- let the Catholic community of Louisville see what financial resources administrators consume from the pot! "Yes", many work hard for the money. But, doesn't the faculty and staff who have less pay than JCPS, tiny comparative retirement, and ZERO JOB SECURITY.

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    Advice to Management

    The world is changing and we all must evolve with it. But, the foundations of a Catholic Education seem less and less about Catholicism nor education. There's really quite little reality developing between Catholic Schools and private preparatory schools. You can come up with some nifty bullet points and photo opportunities for your year around marketing. However, KCD and Collegiate are just somewhat more... expensive, and perhaps a bit more elitist, "prep" schools. Faculty may keep their mouths shut when parents or administrators can hear (out of fear for reprisal), but they are well aware how resources get allocated and who's actually held responsible for most of student body's education.

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    Archdiocese of Louisville2014-11-11
  10. "Losing ground by chasing numbers"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Louisville, KY
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Archdiocese of Louisville full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    When I began in the early 90s, a premium was placed on substance over style. Now, it's flipped! While most colleagues stayed very kind and helpful, those who moved into administration lost that virtue in practice. Other teachers and counselors continued to work with mutual support, respect, and fellowship.

    Cons

    Leadership has drawn dangerously close to marketing at all costs. They establish glitzy ad campaigns, constant efforts to be 'customer friendly' have led to a steady, and somewhat ruinous new cultural norm of pandering to the loudest parent or student, while administration positions itself on their side and suspect of the teacher before the facts of a situation are established. Promising an all attentive,... constantly upgraded customized approach to address perceived desires of 'clientele'. Institutional trust now extends to allowing students to manipulate with little negative consequence while teachers are forced to spend greater volumes of time and energy trying to oh so diplomatically bring forth the truth. Teachers are imperfect, to be sure. However, the vast majority are dedicated professionals who give immense amounts of their lives to work with students (in and out of classroom). More and more, morale in private schools diminishes as teachers are placed in positions where they are forced to 'dumb down' curriculum, minimize student effort, and extol those same students as scholars. Any teacher who wants to keep their livelihood knows that they have no tenure, no union, no real meaningful job security of any type-- so they roll over ethically, put on a big smile, and spend more effort trying to entertain the masses than educate.

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    Advice to Management

    Promising the moon to parents whose teens have reached high school without learning to do homework would be laughable if it were not the default procedure. Whatever it takes to bring 'em in the door and keep tuition dollars pumping, sports and extra curricular activities as the prime drivers for public support- then, rinse, repeat, and develop even more non teaching roles (with salaries) to perpetuate the system. ... Marketing is great until it becomes the true master in a Catholic High School. We can't run the places on a corporate model, without corporate compensation, and then demand all plaster on a happy face in order to keep their jobs. Faith, family, and education are the top priorities that must be reinvigorated. A compassionate, sincere, Christian educational environment is not possible if the those pursuits are constantly at the mercy of a Macy's mentality. We're better than that. God help us. We had better be.

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    Archdiocese of Louisville2014-06-16
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