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Loyola University Maryland Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  • Low pay, but worth the experience (in 3 reviews)

  • Student body can be annoying at times as most of them are from rather privileged families (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loyola University Maryland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a small family atmosphere

    Cons

    Not competative with busniess world salaries but benefits make up the difference. The best one is free tuition for yourself and children after 5 years of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the raises above cost of living range.


  2. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Loyola University Maryland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Direct deposit option, convenient, flexible schedule

    Cons

    I had no qualms with my employment there

  3. "Mission-focused"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Loyola University Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Loyola is a mission-focused institution. The mission is taken seriously and guides faculty, administrators, and students.

    Cons

    Higher education is a tough industry right now.


  4. "It is a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Has a wonderful staff there and many opportunities for service

    Cons

    It can feel very small at times


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loyola University Maryland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, great working Jesuit environment

    Cons

    Benefits and other educational perks are excellent. Great working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work (with a few qualms)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Current Employee - Administrator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Loyola University Maryland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Welcoming and tight-knit community, mission-driven institution, strong core values, excellent benefits, fantastic people. Located in the beautiful neighborhoods to the North of Baltimore City, which means that it's a pleasant drive to work regardless of where you live (as long as you don't live south of the city). Regarding the "excellent benefits"... Loyola will contribute 9% of your salary to your retirement fund, as long as you contribute 2%. Yes, I know that is a ridiculously good deal. Administrators also get one sick day and one personal day every pay period (2 weeks), which is pretty generous, especially because you also get many university holidays off (like a full week to two weeks for Christmas and New Years). Plus, there's tuition remission for both you and your children (as long as you've worked here long enough).

    Cons

    As another reviewer mentioned, it can get stagnant at times, depending on the leadership of your division/department. A lot of people have been at Loyola for many years which, while a testament to how much they like Loyola, can make it difficult to bring in new ideas or create change. There's a certain level of stability that the campus and community enjoys, for better or for worse. Also, the HR department is absolutely incompetent, unfortunately. Everyone seems to struggle with anything HR-related, whether it's getting the right benefits package or simply getting an e-mail answered. Also, the students are pretty sheltered, homogenous, and entitled... depending on where you work. Overall, I wouldn't say it's a very "dynamic" place to work. If you like working 9-to-5 with excellent benefits and flexible vacation time, you'd like Loyola.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected with the students... they're the reason we're all here. Don't let politics and Loyola's "image" set the direction of the university. Loyola doesn't need to be the "best" (how do you even meaningfully define that?). It simply needs to do an excellent job at what it's supposed to do, which is creating men and women for and with others.


  7. "Great place to find caring atmosphere where students' and employees' whole persons are important."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor, Business School in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Professor, Business School in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at Loyola University Maryland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice main campus facilities, good technology, supportive colleagues, friendly students (hold door for each other and are very respectful with everyone), low stress environment, top-50 business school

    Cons

    Not-so-nice satellite campuses, some administrative bloat, some leadership turnover, limited parking, regional vs. national brand

  8. "Nothing like the Loyola Community!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Loyola University Maryland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You truly become part of a community. GREAT benefits. If you get involved with the university (not just as a job) but truly INVOLVED (Staff Council, Chapel Choir, etc...) you can see how your job really helps the university on an every day basis.

    Cons

    Getting stuck at a "Pay Rate" as a staff member can be disheartening. "Other duties as assigned" as staff member is a lot of your job - but if you ask the right questions going in, you'll know that all upfront.

    Advice to Management

    The staff is the heart of the working community at the University - LISTEN TO THEM MORE.


  9. "Office Aide"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plenty of time to study while still getting paid
    easy to do (scanning, copying)

    Cons

    Minimum wage, with little opportunity to make more (generally)


  10. "great school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Loyola University Maryland part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great community, good career prep

    Cons

    Needs to provide easier access to public transit for students


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