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Saint Peter's University Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistantship in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistantship in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment; great team

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment


  2. "Nice Working Community - Do Not Pay Enough"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very family oriented
    Small community everyone knows each other
    Nice benefits - can go back to school for free

    Cons

    The salary is too low for the amount of work that is expected of you
    Working so many weekend events is a bummer
    Dental and Vision plans are terrible

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep your loyal employees you should find a way to raise their salaries. You are going to end up losing some good people.


  3. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    it's convenient if you live/are one campus

    Cons

    little pay but overall good


  4. "Associate Director of Graduate Business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Saint Peter's University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with Candidates is very rewarding

    Cons

    travel to location from Turnpike, Route 3, JFK Blvd can be at time very difficult.


  5. "Nice Culture, Interdepartmental Collaboration is Inconsistent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint Peter's University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice culture, many friendly people.

    Cons

    Tight budgets, limited resources, lots of work for employees especially certain departments

    Advice to Management

    Seek to improve interdepartmental collaboration and to weed out employees with minimum work ethic.


  6. "A Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, 4-day summer work weeks, lots of paid vacation, access to on-campus facilities and events

    Cons

    No overtime, work/life balance often intrudes into nights and weekends


  7. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Cutler Bay, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Cutler Bay, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Saint Peter's University (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small university in a metropolitan area of New York-New Jersey. Diversity in population, backgrounds and cultures. Community oriented for faculty, staff and students. Opportunities of professional growth.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Improvement Needed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many wonderful co-workers who truly believe in their mission
    Jesuit values
    Accept 1st generation students - opportunity to excel

    Cons

    Low compensation
    Stodgy, un-progressive and reluctant to engage senior management team
    Too accepting of mediocrity in staff, professors and students
    Comfortable with "always done it this way" - Little interest in process improvement
    Difficulty parking that will only get worse as the new building commences at the Armory lot site

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that a university is a business and earnestly seek out opinions from your staff for improvement. Foster and empower leadership below the senior team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Saint Peter's University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    The best thing working in Saint Peter's University is that I learned a lot and new things in that office. I used to do many different and new things. And the best thing is also that I made my supervisor to be proud of me and she even made me her own secretary. That's why I really feel so happy and excited that I have the experience in learning in this kind of place

    Cons

    For me, there is nothing is bad in there. Everything was beautiful for me and I even loved to work every single day without any negative feeling.


  10. "Good Faculty Weighted Under Poor Administration=good place to study, terrible place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Saint Peter's University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small institution provides great opportunities to feel part of a family - once you get past the initial "new kid on the block" syndrome. Uneven faculty: Some are top notch; others appear somewhat lost and/or burned out. Because it's a small school, there can exist the ability to affect a positive influence autonomously, unlike larger schools. Most students seem to value the programs they're in and feel they made a good decision in enrolling. Satisfied students at graduation is very encouraging.

    Cons

    Administration is on a roll, much like other lower tiered schools, to provide quick fixes above strategic five year planning. This only solves immediate issues but corrodes the future. Senior admin, like many schools, become insulated and self preserving in place of enhancing the very element of purpose: educational, personal, and professional growth for students. They leave this up to faculty, who thank goodness, truly still have passion. Nevetheless, they must deal with brunt of poor decision making by higher ups who make untenable situations for the very people with whom students come to engage. Furthermore, their ethics in some areas related to employees are highly suspect for a Jesuit institution.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get a new administration. While there are a few who are great, and a new provost who sounds promising, some exist there who either have taken their eye off the ball, or else are truly unscrupulous and selfish.


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