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University of St. Thomas · Minnesota Reviews

Updated April 2, 2019
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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. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Nice people and the professors are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    Not really, I enjoy the work there


  2. "Student Worker Review"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of St. Thomas · Minnesota part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to be a student worker.

    Cons

    The pay is not great.

  3. "Excellent opportunity to begin gaining experience"

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    Former Employee - Student Services
    Former Employee - Student Services
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a student, you don’t often have flexibility with finding work that provides meaningful experience, but having that available to you on campus is incredibly helpful

    Cons

    Tasks were often not impactful and strictly administrative


  4. "Not bad for an on campus job"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

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

    Pros

    Being able to do homework in your free time

    Cons

    Late nights can mess up your sleep schedule

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Inspiring & Engaging"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Coordinator 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

    It is no exaggeration to say that I have loved nearly everything about working at St Thomas. Colleagues are talented, dedicated, and down-to-earth. Faculty and staff are committed to forming students not only into excellent lawyers but holistically good human beings. President & Dean regularly grant gift days on top of vacation time and PTO. Retirement benefits cannot be beat. Ongoing access to professional development and tuition remission for various programs. Supervisors are as flexible (within reason) to encourage staff to attend campus-wide events and take classes. Campus facilities are beautiful. Employees are genuinely committed to living out the mission.

    Cons

    The largely homogeneous student body and faculty sometimes make it difficult to live out the welcoming dimension of the mission. Commitment to political diversity and academic freedom also becomes a voice for well-meaning but racist faculty. Leadership have made a public and widespread commitment to combat racism but it remains to be seen how effective this will be long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Hire faculty and staff with more diverse backgrounds.


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. 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.