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St. John's University Reviews

Updated Oct 8, 2019

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4.0
79%
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89 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly work environment, Helpful management, loved to work here as a teaching assistant(in 16 reviews)

  • "Friendly environment, casual, conveniently located if you have a car, great benefits(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay rate, special treatment to favorite employees(in 12 reviews)

  • "Student workers are not paid well(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Flushing, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. John's University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great location for driving into work or public transportation. Nice co-workers who really care and treat everyone with respect. Excellent benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Non-profit so starting salary is low.

    St. John's University2019-10-03
  2. "Great benefits; lackluster work environment"

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    Former Employee - Director 

    I worked at St. John's University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great vacation time/benefits package.

    Cons

    Awful culture & work environment.

    St. John's University2019-10-08
  3. "Dream Makers"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at St. John's University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staff and community here, very supportive. The History Department is truly a welcoming and diverse place.

    Cons

    The high administrative level doe not seem to care to much about the Humanities and Arts side of the university as evident in the lack of upgrades here compared to else where.

    St. John's University2019-09-18
  4. "I love St. John's"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at St. John's University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    everyone I've come across on campus is extremely kind

    Cons

    There are no cons for St. John's

    St. John's University2019-08-20
  5. "Great environment. Not very stressful"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. John's University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great enviroment. not very stressful.

    Cons

    no con. great environment to work

    St. John's University2019-08-13
  6. "Enjoyed my time there"

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Research Assistant 

    I have been working at St. John's University part-time

    Pros

    Some staff there are amazing, supportive, and intelligent people.

    Cons

    The psychology director is rigid.

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding that students/staff have private lives and struggles outside of the school.

    St. John's University2019-08-06
  7. "Nice environment"

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    Current Employee - Director 

    I have been working at St. John's University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment, casual, conveniently located if you have a car, great benefits

    Cons

    Old fashion management style, no room for growth

    St. John's University2019-08-06
  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - RSM in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at St. John's University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, especially with school Boss is accomodating, strict but fair

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be somewhat monotonous, with lulls

    St. John's University2019-07-31
  9. ""Throwing Lipstick on a Pig""

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director *************** 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at St. John's University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Work life balance is amazing. Between all the random Catholic holidays the 20+ vacation days a year, and Fridays off in the summer - you can't beat it. -Tuition remission for undergraduate programs -Healthcare/benefits are top-notch

    Cons

    -Biggest issue at St. John's is their inability to remove high positioned people that have been there for 30+ years but have not grown, developed, or changed with the times. I personally worked with 2 women who have been at St. John's for 30+ years but refused to use the new updated software for a program, but both were allowed to stay in their roles. In basic terms - higher younger, highly qualified people to... work at St. John's since they know more about what incoming students want in their college experience. -Lack of direction from leadership in many departments. The running joke in the athletic department is that every 3-4 years a new AD comes and slaps lipstick on the pig we call this place. -Little room for growth in most departments. The elderly people never want to leave and basically can't/won't be fired so there's no room for people more qualified and skilled to grow. -Graduate tuition remission is a joke - you get $5,300 a year which is the equivalent of 1.5 classes a year (or only 1 in some programs). Financially, if you're making less than $60k a year, it makes more sense to quit, become a graduate assistant to get a free graduate degree, and then just leave. -

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    Advice to Management

    Break this entire place down and build it back up from scratch. Too many people that have been here for too long, along with too many alumni from decades ago are use to only white males being at St. John's University. And because now St. John's is one of the most diverse campuses in the country, our major donors do not donate as much because they don't see themselves in the university anymore. Overall I... understand every major university has their issues, but St. John's has had these issues since the early 90's and done nothing to change them.

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    St. John's University2019-08-01
  10. "Good University, Questionable Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at St. John's University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Teachers care deeply about students in general. Deans are mostly advocates for their faculty. Students are energetic and dedicated, and are often the first in their family to attend a university or at least one in the United States.

    Cons

    Leadership made questionable decisions that lead to many leaving the job or being let go. Lack of oversight for heads of administration, which ultimately lead to abuses. Immense amounts of money and resources dedicated to the sports team with questionable returns.

    Advice to Management

    Have more oversight.

    St. John's University2019-07-30
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