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University of St. Francis Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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University of St. Francis President Arvid C. Johnson
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  1. "Love USF!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Francis (More than a year)

    Pros

    USF was a small university that allowed employees to get to know each other beyond work. I really enjoyed knowing everyone on a first name basis, and being called by my name. Being such a small place, you develop a close relationship with management.

    Cons

    Workplace conflict can be hard to handle since the university is smaller.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Francis part-time

    Pros

    great staff and faculty, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    pay isn't very good but it was just part-time.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Mid Level in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Mid Level in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of St. Francis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Welcoming campus ... good benefits ... opportunities to serve the community

    Cons

    Small campus ... not much to do in the neighborhood


  4. "Layoffs =more work and no thank you's from upper management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of St. Francis full-time

    Pros

    Tuition benefits are great after 1 year of service.

    Cons

    The layoffs in May of 22 people -one male & 21 women. The male was rehired in August 2016.


  5. "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Francis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People working there are dedicated to their positions and genuinely excited to try and make their area the best it can be.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for promotion or advancement. Many areas are over worked and have limited resources. Pay seems best at director or above levels but not below.

    Advice to Management

    Increase opportunities for advancement. Embrace a real plan to build enrollment.


  6. "maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Lenox, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Lenox, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of St. Francis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice at the University of St. Francis if you do not get in the clicks there and the hours are good for family life.

    Cons

    The University keeps upper management when going through lay offs. The small underpaid people are always the ones they let go.

    Advice to Management

    You need to stop buying building that you can not afford. Clean up the area and get parking so the students have somewhere to park.


  7. "University of St. Francis Needs to Fire the Non-Performing Lifers"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Administrator in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation and sick days. Flexibility is good.

    Cons

    Hiring incompetent people who have no skill set for the jobs and keeping bad people on because they are "legacy hires" (their whole family worked there).

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate under performing and total fluff academic departments and hold those students accountable for performing college level work. It's totally dumbed down and the adult degree completion program is a joke. Those grads are functional illiterates. And stop the old boys club and the "cult of Arvid." Revisit the entire senior management team. They need fresh new blood and people with talent and dynamism.

  8. "Nursing Student"

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    Current Employee - Nursing Student
    Current Employee - Nursing Student
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of St. Francis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful, small campus, majority of professors are helpful

    Cons

    Everyone knows your business, some professors unhelpful, not a lot of places to study on campus


  9. "Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Pay range is less than other comparable universities


  10. "It has sadly gone down hill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of St. Francis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be the best place to work. FAMILY. Before "new" president ruled with iron fist. Wonderful instructors and employees who are trying to make the best of a horrible situation. The employees there are wonderful! They are student centered.

    Cons

    The president has no heart, which was the center of St. Francis and all he stood for. So sad to see a wonderful institution go down as quickly as he is taking it. I truly worry that there will be no USF in a few years as he has chosen. He has laid so many employees off and there are going to be more on the way to cover expenses. So very sad...

    Advice to Management

    Board-get your act together and get a president that can turn this ship around.
    Faculty-vote no confidence, because you may not realize it, but you will be next on the chopping block.


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