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St. John's University Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work, great benefits, nice people (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people, great location, great times (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay rate, special treatment to favorite employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Student workers are paid minimum wage (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "N/A"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Meet interesting and intelligent people from all over the world and all types of backgrounds. Great Pay and benefits.

    Cons

    There is an overwhelmingly large amount of workers AND management who are superficial, rude, prejudice, deceitful, and stuck up.

    Advice to Management

    Pull the stick out of your behinds.


  2. "St. John's is Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at St. John's University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'm a full-time tenure track faculty member and feel that SJU is a great place to work. The University provides you with a lot of support and wants you to succeed. There are resources to help you develop your research and teaching. There is a lot of service, but that's okay. Teaching load is commensurate with the research expectations and varies from department to department. The benefits for faculty are very good and the faculty union fights to keep yearly increases in the collective bargaining agreement.

    Cons

    There seems to be, at times, an unhealthy relationship between the faculty and administration, but I believe that this is getting better with the new President. The new President has done a lot to streamline administration and put the supervision of certain academic programs that were previously reporting to administrations (e.g. study abroad).

  3. "GA"

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

    I have been working at St. John's University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed and great work study balance. Plus the compensation is great especially to sustain and afford education and living in New York.

    Cons

    The biggest drawback is how that there is not subway station close enough to their main campus. So unless you don't drive, you can't escape taking the bus.


  4. "My First Job Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Working with Graduate Students who were very flexible and nice
    -Worked as part of a large diverse team
    -Learned a lot of technical and practical skills in laboratory setting
    -Ability to interact with other undergraduate students was encouraged

    Cons

    -Wish earned a little more per hour for salary
    -Working with hazardous chemicals would cause a little bit of stress despite being trained in proper precaution standards

    Advice to Management

    Don't really have much to add as Professors in the Department were very supportive of students being involved in Graduate research level.


  5. "Good place no mentorship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice place, great students good location

    Cons

    they lack in internal professional development what's needed outside of paid conferences. No salary increases in years and promotions are who you know not your work quality or ethic

    Advice to Management

    Now that you've created a plan don't let leadership cover up that they are not really making changes old programs being presented as new ideas it's broken and must be fixed


  6. "Freelancer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY

    I have been working at St. John's University (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you beat the traffic, it's an easy place to find. Also, the working environment is solid; even with students working, everyone coordinates really well together.

    Cons

    If you don't get direct deposit...prepare to wait at least 2-3 weeks for payment. Sometimes, it won't come for about a month or so.


  7. "Conference Services - Conference Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Conference Assistant in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - Conference Assistant in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very convenient for students at the university. Not much hard work to do and very flexible hours.

    Cons

    The department is so disorganized and all over the place. They don't train very thoroughly and get annoyed when student workers don't know things. Also very slow and boring sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Get all on one page. Conflicting methods and beliefs lead to confusion. Also loosen up a bit. Students only do this job to pay for books. No one is trying to make a career there.

  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, loved my team. Small but everyone works as hard they have possibly can

    Cons

    Some management issues at the top but nothing you can do.


  9. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Alumni Relations Representative in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Alumni Relations Representative in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at St. John's University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great job to have.

    Cons

    There's Short hours so little pay.


  10. "Good place to start working"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at St. John's University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours for a student employee
    relaxed environment

    Cons

    must make a minimum of 150+ call per shift

    Advice to Management

    Be objective instead of rewarding favorites


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