Saint Mary's University (Texas) Reviews | Glassdoor

Saint Mary's University (Texas) Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
31 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.9
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
0 Ratings

31 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "Good school, good people, a bit slow to innovate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Saint Mary's University (Texas) (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People believe in the Catholic Marianist mission and put that to work in their daily lives. Everyone truly cares about the students, and there is a family atmosphere. The institution is grounded in who it is. It was a great place to start my career.

    Cons

    Because the school is so grounded in its identity, change can be slow, and we didn't always attract the best talent to the staff. People also tend to stay longer than they should because it is comfortable. That didn't always help us innovate.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold.


  2. "Tutor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Chinese Mandarin Tutor, Spanish Tutor in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Chinese Mandarin Tutor, Spanish Tutor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Saint Mary's University (Texas) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff around you are supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    I did not experience any negative moments.


  3. "Very cool way to work during school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Saint Mary's University (Texas) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Since it was a work-study position, school was easy to balance. In most of my positions, I could do schoolwork alongside work for school too. And it is technically a job so that is awesome to put on a resume. The projects I got to work on were real and gave me a lot of experience for the work force. It is though, definitely up to you, some people walk out there positions never going for those projects. But the opportunity is there.

    Cons

    minimum wage is what students are paid which sucks when you hear how other schools pay 11 or 15/hr for work studies. Also placement is hard. The last few year, work study positions have been on the decrease because of other focuses from the school.

    Advice to Management

    the school is nerdy. new stadiums and such are wasted on these students. More work study positions would be nice so that placement isn't happening a month late. And fix the system. I get the internet makes it easier, but when departments aren't used to it, you need to be more proactive.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workstudy in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Workstudy in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Saint Mary's University (Texas) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good experience.
    Nice persons, flexible hours.

    Cons

    But too much drama and disorganized in my office. Clearly, there were favorites, had to attend events early morning, late. work studies did everything, from filing to tours.
    We were not properly trained.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized.


  6. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Saint Mary's University (Texas) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It allows you to educate the other students how to live a more ethical life and why it is important to focus on doing well in school.

    Cons

    Extremely time consuming. You do not get all holidays off.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if you allowed more time for the health and safety checks that take place twice a year.


  7. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney At Law in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Attorney At Law in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Professor was amazing and easy to work with

    Cons

    Pay was low and payroll was difficult to deal with at times


  8. "Graduate Assistant Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Mary's University (Texas) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This university is a good one for working employees with a full time job to be able to get graduate degrees because the graduate classes are in the evenings after work hours. The primary duties of the position was to Interact with Professor on a one on one basis, manage and maintain a lab, grade students exams, and review final project papers. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Not challenging enough, need to go out of your way to try to learn something new, no tuition waivers offered.

    Advice to Management

    Need to grant assistant-ships and scholarships to more graduate students if possible.


  9. "It was awesome."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Mary's University (Texas) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    no pressures, very little time to be at work. lots of time free.

    Cons

    not much personal growth. not much salary growth.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary's every year.


  10. "Family away from home."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Mary's University (Texas) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everyone has worked at the University for a while so they are friends or are like family. They treat new comers just the same as a friend or a family member while keeping a high level of professionalism.

    Cons

    Since everyone knows each other in one capacity or another, a person does have to be careful with what information they share. Casual conversations come up all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Many changes are going on at the administration level and budget cuts are happening everywhere, as is in every other institution, but many of the employees who work here have chosen to stay for so long because of the atmosphere and the benefits. The benefits which come to mind are things such as summer hours, holiday days off, and other time off that is considered paid university closure. Stripping these benefits away to save 30 minutes in the summer time will continue to add to the negative feel that some of these cuts have already made. If administration keeps trying to change this University using other University structures then St. Mary's will no longer be the unique gem that it is and what we market to prospective students. Yes change is good but be sure to keep the mission in mind. In the long run it will do more harm in loosing the loyalty so many employees have while not saving that much money financially. Employees here go over and beyond what their job descriptions list and this is because of the collective loyalty and mission to make St. Mary's University somewhere a student will leave their home to attend (a home away from home). My advice to management would be try to truly see the value in having employees that are truly loyal.


  11. "Mismarketed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Aid in Leavenworth, KS
    Former Employee - Financial Aid in Leavenworth, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Low level employees have great enthusiasm for representing the school. School spirit, desire to train students to become competitive in the world marketplace, and professional approach to attracting students is good.

    Cons

    Good ole' boy mentality in the business office ruins experience for students and any admin that tries to help students. School markets itself to first generation college bound minority students, only to spring the cost of a (small) private school on unsuspecting and confused parents.

    Advice to Management

    Job share in administrative and recruiting positions would attract quality, professional military spouses to work. That in turn would attract students who are able to pay for the education.


Showing 31 of 34 reviews
Reset Filters