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Saint Mary's College Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  1. "Great Place for Student Employment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Notre Dame, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Plenty of student jobs to go around.
    -Fair wage for students
    -Work study is a great option

    Cons

    -So liberal with hiring students that there aren't a lot of hours to go around


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Small private liberal arts College"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Notre Dame, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Notre Dame, IN
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Mary's College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance for faculty; expectations are reasonable considering the salaries

    Cons

    Very heavily tuition driven. As higher ed becomes more expensive, fewer students are looking to shell out big bucks for a liberal arts education. Since the budget relies almost solely on tuition, institution is going to need to get creative to keep up in today's economy.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "No longer a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Notre Dame, IN
    Former Employee - Analyst in Notre Dame, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Free tuition at SMC or ND for your children.

    Cons

    It is not what it used to be. It used to be an employer that cared about its employees and stayed true to its Catholic values. Not anymore. Employees are getting little if any raises coupled with higher insurance premiums and constant requests to work weekends and unpaid overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Try and make SMC a wonderful place to work, not a sinking ship.


  4. "Student worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint Mary's College part-time

    Pros

    As a current student, I appreciate the flexibility allowed by the different on campus jobs

    Cons

    Student worker literally equals minimum wage, so you're not getting much.


  5. "Student Accounts Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  6. "No advancement and minimal salary for student services staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Saint Mary's College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some nice people, students are great

    Cons

    Administration does not always support student services, little/no room for advancement, low salaries, many jobs unfilled so have to be done by other full-time staff. May be better with new President in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Make a commitment to what students want rather than what you think markets the school better. Increase salaries when possible for those working 6+ days per week and sacrificing most weekends to succeed in their jobs.


  7. "Saint Mary's Residence Life Needs People Like YOU!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Mary's College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Residence Life staff at Saint Mary's College are some of the most genuine people you will meet in your life. They really care about the students they serve, and make it their goal every day to ensure their best interests are being met. There is a friendly line of communication to upper level directors and managers for everyone, even the students.

    Cons

    Res Life is a hat you wear at all times. You have to be able to separate yourself from the work and take time for yourself at the end of the day.


  8. "Great Place....."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Mary's College full-time

    Pros

    Caring atmosphere and great individuals to work with.

    Cons

    No complaints about SMC at this time!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive Environment"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Mary's College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many hands on opportunities, great supervision that prides itself on positive feedback.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity- though there are systems in place to improve this.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great for students, substandard for staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Mary's College full-time

    Pros

    - Generous vacation for administrators. Starts at 22 days per year (also remains at 22 days per year regardless of amount of time worked)
    - "Bonus" vacation days between Christmas and New Year's Day
    - Tuition remission at Saint Mary's College, University of Notre Dame, and a variety of other colleges across the United States
    - Excellent faculty committed to mentoring students
    - Good employer contribution to 403b plans. Starts at 6% for first two years and increases to 10% after two-year vesting period.

    Cons

    - Wages substantially below industry standards coupled with lack of raises. Administration claims to have no money in the budget for raises.
    - Benefit costs keep increasing with no raises to offset these increases. Takehome pay decreases yearly.
    - Lack of opportunities for professional growth and no mentoring program. Have numerous baby boomers working at the college and other staff aren't being sufficiently trained on how to perform their roles for when they retire.
    - Many departments are understaffed, several have had layoffs for budgetary reasons, and those left in the departments are expected to complete the work of more than one position.
    - Unpaid overtime expected in most salaried positions.
    - Difficulty attracting and retaining quality talent in key positions due to low pay and high workload
    - Morale is poor throughout campus

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to improve morale among employees. Offer mentoring programs to allow professional growth. Replace habitually rude or ineffective employees.


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