Saint Louis University Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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Saint Louis University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.
Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.
36 Ratings
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  • "short shifts, difficult manager, low pay(in 22 reviews)

  • "Occasional Long Hours and hard deadlines(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Simon Recreation Center-Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student Desk Worker 

    I worked at Saint Louis University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, great co-workers, easy to schedule shifts online

    Cons

    No cons to mention, great place to work as a student.

  2. "Great place to start as a CFI"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Flight Instructor in Cahokia, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    40 hour work week, protected evenings and weekends. Salaried position, you get paid rain or shine. Great health insurance and 401K benefits

    Cons

    Not as many hours per month of flying as other CFI jobs.


  3. "reveiw"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Chemistry Lab Prep Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Saint Louis University part-time

    Pros

    good job while at univeristy

    Cons

    cant think of any major cons

  4. "I was able to get my Master's degree in one year."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint Louis University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    School of Engineering B.S./M.S. Program lets you get a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in 5 years total. School's missions to find truth and to serve the greater good through the principles of Catholicism put my research into context.

    Cons

    Sometimes the school makes decisions based on flash rather than to the benefits of its students or employees. For example, our building's AC is dysfunctional and it was always to cold. Their solution was to get brand new windows rather than replace the aging AC unit.

  5. "Great benefits but terrible management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Free health insurance if you're single with no dependents

    Cons

    Great benefits terrible pay. There is no defined career ladder.

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    "Good Benefits, Culture Issues"

    3.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance Mostly nice people - Not many type A sociopaths are satisfied with their professional options at a University. They almost all flame out or leave. There can be opportunities for personal and professional growth. One must actively seek them out.

    Cons

    Financial outlook is really bad and and has resulted in personnel and benefit cuts. Working harder, but forgoing raises sucks for everyone. Management by proxy is common and leads to a lot of toxic behaviors and nasty politics. One can survive this by being willing to listen to people without judgement and never being the source of rumors and toxic behaviors. For a place that provides good benefits and good work life balance, there are a lot of whiners and negativity. It's not always easy to rise above that and maintain a positive attitude. Faculty are not governed by the same standards as normal employees and it shows in their behaviors. Unfortunately, HR does not have the power to do anything, even in some pretty egregious situations. Our Med School and clinical operations have a history of being pretty unfriendly to women. Do a Google search and you'll find out why.

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    "They Don't Care about their employees"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Other in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Saint Louis University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great sick and vacation time

    Cons

    low morale, no career path, overworked and underpaid

  8. "Community"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Saint Louis University part-time

    Pros

    It’s all about the community

    Cons

    Not really that many but yeah

  9. "Ok but they don't particularly care about their student workers"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Saint Louis University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    several avenues of student employment, flexible hours depending on the department and job you're doing

    Cons

    poor pay, hours conflict with studies often, management often confused due to university often changing certain policies or procedures

  10. "Great Benefits and working environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Gym, Transportation, Facilities

    Cons

    Old buildings, expensive parking, Network issues,

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