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St. John's College Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "Difficult campus job, but well worth it"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Music Teacher in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Music Teacher in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. John's College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Lots of support from faculty
    -Opportunities to tutor students (good for those hoping to pursue a career in education)
    -Get to set your own office hours/ tutoring session schedule
    -You get to revisit the music program! It's even more fun the second time around.

    Cons

    -The pay is garbage, especially considering the workload, but that's true of any work-study job.
    -Students can be flaky or disrespectful on occasion
    -Does take up a lot of time, so you need to be good with time management (it's easy for your work/ school/ life balance to get messed up if you don't keep a handle on it)


  2. "Power Lifting Coach"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Santa Fe, NM
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Santa Fe, NM
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at St. John's College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a great student job for work study, and you can refine you teaching/coaching skills with a population that is relatively untrained.

    Cons

    Largely inactive student population that makes the classes not well attended; Crochety old people who don't like you teaching in 'their gym".

    It's also a Work Study job, so you might run out of money before the semester's end depending on how many hours you coach.

  3. "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Business in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Business in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good for someone who wants to be a part of a close community as everyone knows everyone

    Cons

    -There might be some pressure at times as you are given a lot of important responsibilities


  4. "Nothing too exciting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. John's College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back workspace that rarely gets tense. Co-workers are mostly chill and are often fun to talk to.

    Cons

    The management and administration is horrendous. There is very little communication between the different departments which makes everyones lives difficult and everybody ends up hating one another.

    Advice to Management

    There is no need to create such a distance between Weigle and everyone else. Y'all aren't that special up there.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at St. John's College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Definitely the hours. For most employees it is a 35 hour work week. Which unfortunately can be a very long 35 hours if you are unhappy.

    Cons

    The CFO is controlling and nasty. If you haven't been there 25 years...move on.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and dignity.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Could be an exceptional place to work...but isn't yet."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. John's College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a strong sense of service and unity amongst staff and faculty when it comes to the overall mission of the college. Employees are there for the students, who generally seem appreciative of what we do. Depending upon the department or supervisor (I seriously stress this), employees also have a good amount of weight when it comes to questioning and updating policies and procedures. There seems to be good decent work/life balance for employees.

    Cons

    Upper management is generally reluctant to change things too quickly, even when needed. Many employees who should be heard are not, and the wage gap can be rather alarming. The economic downturn has done a number of the institution, and that is felt most by the staff who probably need pay increases most. Morale is generally low because of the lack of trust felt by staff towards upper management. There is little room or budget for professional development or upward mobility, which can lead to a lot of turnover (especially recently).

    Advice to Management

    Seek thoughtful and effective ways of moving forward as a distinctive place in a sea of colleges who have all moved into the 21st century. Pay attention to the fact that many talented employees have left for greener pastures. Create a better structure for pay increases by merit and years served. Increase opportunities for professional development across the board. Find ways of showing more staff appreciation.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A good job if you have kids and need a relaxed schedule"

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    Current Employee - Business Office/Financial Aid in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Business Office/Financial Aid in Annapolis, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at St. John's College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working hours (35 hours per week) and benefits.

    Cons

    Little control over management; many abusive middle managers and not protections for those under them. Morale is not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the regular staff and treat them with more respect. Be a bit more circumspect about your middle management; many of them are inhibiting your staff from doing their best.

  8. "Writing Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Writing Assistant in Santa Fe, NM
    Former Employee - Writing Assistant in Santa Fe, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. John's College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility with individual schedules, excellent training and supervision, fulfilling work, enjoyable coworkers, depending on whom they are.

    Cons

    Hours most effective for the students are often late at night during the weekend or on weeknights, pay is relatively low.


  9. "student aides"

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    Current Employee - Student Aide in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Student Aide in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. John's College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The supervisors are friendly and take care of the student aides by assigning reasonable amount of workload, and talking to you before changing schedules. Easy work-life balance. They are helpful in terms of giving feedback to performance, and giving clear instructions.

    Cons

    Things are running slowly and steadily with little change.


  10. "Resident Assistant job for Junior and Senior year"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. John's College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The weekly meetings were good discussions with fellow students about student well-being, and I thought they were interesting and informative. The administration is generally very accessible if you have any problems with your hall.

    Cons

    Balancing your friendships with people you RA for versus your responsibility as a "school employee" was always unclear and sometimes frustrating and confusing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


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