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Saint Ambrose University Reviews

Updated December 8, 2016
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  1. "Student Worker (Federal Work-Study Program)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Saint Ambrose University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Student worker hours are flexible around class scheduling.
    - Supervisors understand the school comes first.
    - Great opportunity for professional networking.
    - Some positions offer major-focused skill development.

    Cons

    - Minimum wage for student workers.
    - Most student worker positions are busy-work.
    - Few student worker positions offer things that make a real impact on a resume.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on making tasks that students can talk about in an interview. It's important that they get real projects that make an impact (along with all that busy-work).


  2. "Steer clear."

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Ambrose University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and time off due to Catholic holidays. Small community feel.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to move up. Severe lack of administration leadership and direction, which promotes low morale and a sense of doom at the end of every fiscal year.


  3. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Ambrose University full-time

    Pros

    Quality Staff Interaction and good benefits

    Cons

    Leadership Lack of Direction and low morale


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  5. "Graduate Assistance in International Admission office"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Davenport, IA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Saint Ambrose University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People here are nice. I have a very good time working here. Time are flexible and I learned a lot here.

    Cons

    I expect pay to be higher.


  6. "Growing Pains"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Director in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent salary with good benefits

    Cons

    Poor, old-school, top-down management style with an Old Boys Club feel.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a complete overhaul.


  7. "Visiting Assistant Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with a wonderful set of colleagues. There was a lot of support for students who were struggling as well. The values are impeccable.

    Cons

    The salary was very low, even for a Master's degree. The benefits cost a lot of money for families.


  8. "Admissions Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Saint Ambrose University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly motivated staff and the unique opportunity to work with young people and sell the experience of college. I enjoyed the small school atmosphere, I was always encouraged and supported in my efforts to connect with other departments and get involved with various committees and groups. The role as an Admissions counselor was a great crash course for learning basic skills in sales and marketing, as well as the basics of the school, academic programs and financial aid. I valued the independence to the job, as counselors, we were all assigned to our own territories and pool of prospective students. It would be up to ourselves to determine various strategies and best practices for recruitment. I felt like I learned the most from these opportunities of empowerment.

    Cons

    At the time of my employment, there were minimal opportunities to be formally promoted, both for new responsibilities and financial compensation. It is now my understanding that a few roles have been put in place to offer current employees opportunities for growth. I also felt that I lacked the strategic knowledge of admissions and recruitment, as the Director at the time was very removed from this element of the admissions process. Had I been given the opportunity to be trained, I think I would have considered sticking with the field for a longer period of time, as this training could lead to new and interesting avenues within higher education.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to identify opportunities to create leadership roles and promotions for the staff to ensure that recognition can be given. Encourage staff to embark on professional development, provide options for continuing education with master's programs, or certifications. Work collaboratively with the admissions counselors to determine innovative strategies for recruitment, help them to feel empowered and provide opportunities for them to own the various stages of admissions recruiting.


  9. "good work-life balance, low wages"

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    Current Employee - Nursing Department in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Nursing Department in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Free parking for staff and faculty, on-site meals, great co-workers, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very low paying salary and new employees do not get vacation time for 1-2 years after start date (depending on date date) as vacation time is given in September for employees after the first year of employment

    Advice to Management

    Nursing dept has poor leadership


  10. "Excellent supervisor, poor administration."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Saint Ambrose University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Community feel in some departments. Decent PTO.

    Cons

    Little room for promotion.


  11. "Great Experience for College Undergrad"

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    Former Employee - Men's Basketball Work Study Program in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Men's Basketball Work Study Program in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Saint Ambrose University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Very easy to get along with upper management and fellow coworkers. They were very willing to be flexible and work with your schedule.

    Cons

    The pay of the job wasn't the greatest and sometimes the work became a little tedious.



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