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Saint Louis University CEO Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.
Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.
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  • "Low Pay, management are crude, politics of the institution(in 20 reviews)

  • "Not usually a lot of room for advancement(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "I have had great experiences at SLU as a research assistant."

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint Louis University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have very good opportunities to do research and teaching as a TA.

    Cons

    I don't have any comments in this section.

    Saint Louis University2019-04-02
  2. "Good experience to work"

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      Current Employee - Associate Professor 

      I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      people are friendly and collegible.

      Cons

      I don't see much weakness.

      Saint Louis University2019-04-16
    • "Resident physician"

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        Current Employee - Resident Physician 

        I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time

        Pros

        Great location and people to work with

        Cons

        Multiple other hospital systems in the area

        Saint Louis University2019-04-11
      • "Good Place to work"

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        Former Employee - Business Development Associate 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Saint Louis University part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        They have a lot of team budgeting for developing teamwork. This make a positive environment

        Cons

        nothing in my mind right now

        Saint Louis University2019-03-23
      • "Good experience"

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        Current Employee - Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Working environment is good. People are friendly here. Can have a good balance between family and work.

        Cons

        The safety is a problem. Need to be careful at night.

        Saint Louis University2019-03-21
      • "Could again be a great place to have a career, with some adjustments."

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        Former Employee - Associate Director in Saint Louis, MO
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Saint Louis University full-time for more than 19 years

        Pros

        Dedicated and loyal staff who value diversity and interdepartmental collaboration.

        Cons

        Immature policies, HR and leadership; staff dedication and commitment is not valued.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to long-time staff and managers who know the operations, what they need. Quit adding more and more administrative positions while cutting line staff; financial strains are not because of staff inefficiencies, but are due to over-optimistic budgeting and poor spending decisions about executive initiatives.

        Saint Louis University2019-03-29
      • Helpful (1)

        "If you want to be in the same job from start to retirement"

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        Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Saint Louis, MO
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Saint Louis University full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Excellent health and tuition benefits. Generous vacation and sick time.

        Cons

        Zero opportunity to advance without changing departments. Useless HR (harassment is 100% tolerated), low pay even for a university, tone-deaf management at all levels. Under Pestello upper management has become more and more bloated while those at the bottom see their wages stagnate or jobs cut. Every problem is solved by hiring a new VP. The rebranding was expensive and unnecessary - 100% an ego project for a new CEO.

        Advice to Management

        Adding new VPs are not going to solve your problems, fire everyone in HR and put in people who will actually do their jobs. You should not have senior physicians with multiple complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination being given "counseling" you should be firing them. You should not be trying to cut your doctors pay while giving your basketball team chartered flights.

        Saint Louis University2019-03-26
      • "Great"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Saint Louis University part-time

          Pros

          Good overall experience, great benefits.

          Cons

          There is hardly any job security.

          Saint Louis University2019-03-14
        • "An Organization That Commits and Promotes Fraud"

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            Former Employee - Associate Professor in Saint Louis, MO
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at Saint Louis University full-time for more than 5 years

            Pros

            Laid back environment. There is no urgency of work.

            Cons

            Too many to list. Commits Fraud and than threaten to keep your mouth shut.

            Advice to Management

            Get rid of crooks.

            Saint Louis University2019-04-02
          • Helpful (1)

            "It is not what is used to be"

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            Former Employee - Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I worked at Saint Louis University full-time for more than 5 years

            Pros

            Great co workers. Good Benefits.

            Cons

            Low pay, management is unfair, don't bother reaching out to HR they don't do anything to help staff members, beware of certain office managers my office manager lied and cheated the system. My office manager even bragged about getting to lay people off three years ago. Very hurtful to the remaining staff and caused the morale to plummet. Those of us that could took better jobs elsewhere. The staff members that were...

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            Advice to Management

            Higher management needs to hire middle management people that care about the students, faculty, staff and the community. Some of the schools at SLU are at a new low because of middle management. Bullying is very high in certain schools at SLU because middle management allows it and often encourages it.

            Saint Louis University2019-03-21
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