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University of St. Thomas · Minnesota Reviews

Updated May 11, 2018
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University of St. Thomas · Minnesota President Dr. Julie Sullivan
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  • It was difficult to work a job with so much rejection (in 3 reviews)

  • No cons, great people, great pay (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mission-Driven, Rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues across departments are passionate and talented. Vibrant sense of community and commitment to the mission. Supervisors encourage the development of staff.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive and certain positions give you no room to move up. If you’re looking to go back to school or build a retirement fund, the benefits make up for the pay. Health insurance is decent coverage but slightly more expensive than other employers. Some professors have inflated egos and can be difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Establish more competitive salaries for staff. Create better systems for managers to promote from within without having to restructure jobs and enter into the hiring process. Allow staff and faculty to purchase parking/bus pass on a semester basis.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not a Valued Place Anymore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits vacation time, unlimited sick time, and holidays.

    Cons

    • HR is by far so unapproachable and unorganized; maybe even biased
    • Constant departmental restructures over many years
    • If you aren't in upper level management, you don't know what is going on
    • The culture has changed dramatically. St. Thomas used to be a place that valued family and the individual
    • New upper-level management have little experience in their hired positions; therefore little mentorship
    • I left due to slander from my team and leadership had dated skillsets
    • Pay is not as high, hence academia

    Advice to Management

    Priorities need to be set straight, train leadership and managers in better communication, teach them to be kind to one another and don't enable bad behavior from managers. Learn to appreciate employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized, Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits (vacation time, unlimited sick time, and holidays).

    Cons

    • Constant departmental restructures
    • lack of organization between departments, and within larger departmental areas
    • Little to no communication from upper level management
    • HR is exceedingly unapproachable, and lacks organization
    • The overall culture has shifted from family oriented to one that lacks care or concern for its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get your priorities straight and train managers in communication and leadership. Learn to appreciate employees.


  4. "Prefer not to join"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid for no work some days.

    Cons

    Have to teach how to use computer to many people.

    Advice to Management

    Have Teaching Assitants for individual courses.


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and the people you work with are wonderful.

    Cons

    I have none at this time.


  6. "Art Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Very Encouraging atmosphere as well as good energy.

    Cons

    No real cons. Its a good place!


  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    St. Thomas is a very supportive environment. People are always willing to help. There is a strong sense of community among the staff. Benefits are great. Work/life balance is very prominent.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of turnover lately.

  8. "Fun, Convenient, but low paying"

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    Former Employee - Cook In Dining Hall in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Cook In Dining Hall in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was very convenient given the fact that it was on campus, and flexible with scheduling. Getting a free meal per shift, and working with other students was enjoyable too.

    Cons

    The pay, regardless of how hard you worked was kind of a joke, even for working in a kitchen. You had to put in time, rather than effort.

    Advice to Management

    Incentive bonuses or raises would be nice.


  9. "Adjunct Position"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small private college so real sense of community; my direct report was wonderful to work for and gave me lots of flexibility with the curriculum.

    Cons

    Parking could be challenging; part of me wished I had been given a little more direction for the course structure

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open environment, small class sizes and bringing in real world adjunct professors to offset the theory classes


  10. "career counselor"

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

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

    Pros

    supportive staff, great students, great location

    Cons

    tough times for higher ed


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