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"Enjoyable people for the most part."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Variety of people and programs, given that its a liberal arts school. It will give you a wide network and the chance to go abroad internationally if you play your cards right and have the right kind of work.

Cons

There's always some kind of social agenda going on, it seems. Other than that be prepared to be surrounded by a heavy liberal political crowd. Not that there's anything wrong with that per say, but if you get emotional about politics and are a conservative, I'd learn to be open about political dialogue if it comes up.

Advice to Management

It'd be nice if some of the departments were more involved with getting students some work experience beyond work study.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly, it's a pretty good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff, students, teachers, chances for advancement and retirement package are pretty good, even when you compare to other schools.

    Cons

    The low teacher and staff salaries and constant parking problems are a grind, all the time. It's kind of demoralizing.

    Advice to Management

    Mostly keep doing what you're doing. If you solve the Cons listed above, you could be one of the best employers around.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stuck in "The Webster Way" of doing business."

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    Current Employee - IT Support in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - IT Support in Saint Louis, MO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding benefit package.
    Great leave and personal time off.
    Great students.
    Extremely dedicated faculty.
    Outstanding curriculum and educational experience.

    Cons

    Graduates become staff or faculty. With no other work experience to reference there is an entrenched status quo. If you have a difference of view you are shunned and not considered a team player. I was told by several mangers that "we should all say the same thing to anyone that make an inquire about services" even if it is not correct. You must drink the cup of poisoned Kool-aide they offer you if you are to prosper and advance. The herd mentality is stiffing. Most of the IT management are incapable of understanding the the words of Thomas Jefferson "Differences in opinions leads to inquires and inquires lead to enlightenment."

    Advice to Management

    Shed old maintain the "status quo" entrenched upper, middle & lower management.
    "There`s the right way, the wrong way and the Webster way of doing business" is the motto I`ve heard numerous times You need to bring in new people with fresh innovative "thinking out of the box" approaches. Be less concerned about the bottom line, after all you are a non-profit institution, and more about providing the best tools and support services for the teaching/learning process. If you heed this advise the greater your reputation will be in the community hence, more students will come and the more student you attract the more revenues you will have.
    "There are times when you have to spend money to make money"- Henry Ford

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