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University of St. Thomas - Houston Reviews

Updated May 9, 2019

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University of St. Thomas - Houston CEO Richard Ludwick
Richard Ludwick
4 Ratings
  1. "Decent place to work overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time

    Pros

    Overall nice people and work culture

    Cons

    Salary is very low, not a lot of room for career growth.

    University of St. Thomas - Houston2017-10-13
  2. "Decent, not great"

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    Former Employee - Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Exposure to University faculty - working with students

    Cons

    - student workers taken advantage off - some facilities need an upgrade

    University of St. Thomas - Houston2019-05-09
  3. "UST - Family friendly working environment"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Most supervisors care not that just the work gets done but they care about their employees.

      Cons

      At a non-profit private institution the wages not competitive with the public ones.

      University of St. Thomas - Houston2019-03-02
    • "Relaxed"

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      Former Employee - Front Desk in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston for less than a year

      Pros

      Relaxed Environment. Flexible. Patient. Time to study.

      Cons

      low pay for a private School . UH pays minimum 8 an hour

      University of St. Thomas - Houston2018-12-12
    • "Nice place"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston part-time

      Pros

      Nice coworkers, central location with lots of parking

      Cons

      Lack of communication everywhere, within and between departments

      Advice to Management

      Improve communication between departments

      University of St. Thomas - Houston2018-10-09
    • "Bad experience, but there is still hope for this institution"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time

      Pros

      Great new President; easy parking; a few people are nice; beautiful campus; free access to the gym.

      Cons

      No room for career growth; incredibly low salary; poor leadership at the school level; organization plagued by favoritism; low faculty and staff morale; fast turnover of faculty and staff.

      Advice to Management

      Poor leadership at the school level jeopardizes faculty morale and thus, enrollment. To save the university, conduct exit interviews to find out where the problem is. Hire benevolent leadership (at the school level) that truly cares about students' welfare, and not just about themselves.

      University of St. Thomas - Houston2018-05-31
    • "Staff"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

        I have been working at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        The off days are better than a lot of places.

        Cons

        Haven't had raises in a very long time.

        University of St. Thomas - Houston2018-04-05
      • "Pretty Decent for a Student"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at University of St. Thomas - Houston part-time

          Pros

          Great people, atmosphere, and flexibility

          Cons

          Poor organization and pay for students

          University of St. Thomas - Houston2018-03-19
        • Helpful (1)

          "Beware"

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          Current Employee - Faculty Member in Houston, TX
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at University of St. Thomas - Houston full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          Plenty of vacation if you don't need to teach summer school to make ends meet. Small classes.

          Cons

          No raises for faculty in a long time. Faculty members are expected to do it all without resources or support. Those faculty members who can leave are leaving. New president is trying to turn things around, but no evidence that things are improving yet. Some of the administrators are paid way too much given their demonstrated skill sets. Rivalries between some departments are toxic.

          Advice to Management

          Get rid of ALL the administrators who worked under the previous president. Bring in new people with fresh eyes and new ideas. Make faculty raises a priority before all faculty members flee.

          University of St. Thomas - Houston2018-02-12
        • "In Limbo"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

            Pros

            Academic freedom. Intelligent students. Diverse campus.

            Cons

            Administrative and faculty disputes. No raise in 4 years.

            University of St. Thomas - Houston2017-12-21
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