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University of St. Thomas · Minnesota Reviews

Updated November 8, 2018
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University of St. Thomas · Minnesota President Dr. Julie Sullivan
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  • "Great work life balance and the people you work with are wonderful" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and great benefits" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "St. Thomas"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Day Events in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Game Day Events in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Welcoming Environment with great leadership

    Cons

    Not the ideal amount of hours


  2. "RA - Great skills and networking, be sensitive to supervisor's needs"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Access to amazing legal professionals
    -Both caring and ambitious
    -Great way to start proving essential hirable skills

    Cons

    No significant cons - simply be prepared to take sizable responsibility for learning supervisors' preferences and project management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Beautiful campus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Location
    Family leave policy
    Mission statement

    Cons

    Vocational emphasis
    School run like a business
    Poor cultural competence

    Advice to Management

    Unpack the mission statement.


  4. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    tuition reimbursement and work life balance

    Cons

    low pay and not much opportunity


  5. "Assistant Director of Recruiting and Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Recruiting and Admissions in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Recruiting and Admissions in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture, people, and benefits make St . Thomas a great place to work.

    Cons

    Within St. Thomas, there are limited opportunities to move up within your selected career path.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mission-centered"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get to work with incredibly smart and passionate people. Everyone throughout the university is committed to the common good. Authentic sense of camaraderie among the staff. Frequent free meals at campus events. Retirement and education benefits are great.

    Cons

    Salaries are not up to market standards. My exact position is posted at other midwestern universities for 4, 6, 8K more per year. Many departments across the university have experienced a significant reduction in faculty/staff but continue to expand programs. In other words, we're doing more with less and not getting paid for it. It makes working/going to school nearly impossible if one aspires to take advantage of the education benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust your salary ranges to market values. Allow staff to switch from metro-pass to parking permit in the winter instead of every year.


  7. "Front Desk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great job with fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Hours are not up to you.

  8. "Student Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota part-time

    Pros

    I was able to work flexible hours that worked well with my class schedule. I also enjoyed working with the faculty and students.

    Cons

    I worked with wonderful people and had a great schedule, but the experience might depend on the department and type of student job.


  9. "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Admissions Specialist in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Positive work environment
    Excellent benefits
    Vibrant campus
    Positive culture

    Cons

    Not much room for upward mobility - Too many people get a job and stay in that role for a long time (mostly because of the excellent benefits). This limits the opportunities for new employees to advance quickly.
    Lots of turnover in the last few years


  10. "Clinical"

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

    Pros

    Location, location, location, location, location

    Cons

    Protects and enables predatory behavior

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing staff - including faculty credibly accused of sexual harassment to continue teach. Some credibly accused faculty engage in pedagogy that fosters intense one-on-one situations: no tests or quizzes that occur throughout the semester in a venue where all students are present. Instead, a limited number of writing assignments that comprise a significant part of the student's grade - panicky students concerned at the end of the semester, meeting with a person who has predatory tendencies - in a situation where much is at risk - not good. Also do not allow credibly accused faculty to teach and hold administration positions within the division that houses their department. Seriously! Students report to a chair - the chair fails to act - then they need to go to the division deans office - where the predator works!!?