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University of St. Thomas · Minnesota Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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University of St. Thomas · Minnesota President Dr. Julie Sullivan
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, honestly the best I've experienced (in 9 reviews)

  • It was "busy" work that helped me to get those needed extra dollars while being a full-time student (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Employees are interchangeable - high turnover rate both among full-time and part-time instructors (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers and you can get some free food sometimes. Lots of chance to learn something new, and if you don't understand anything you can just ask, people here are happy to share and teach you

    Cons

    The only cons I can think of is the location is underground, so your phone is no service. If there's some emergency call to you, you are not able to get it. But you still got wifi so they can still reach you through network so you're good


  2. "Great place to work in higher ed in Minnesota"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Annual Giving in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Annual Giving in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, values driven institution, great vacation package, great students

    Cons

    Salary, opportunities for promotion, can be a difficult/unique culture to acclimate to

  3. "Great"

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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 place to work and great benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy at all times regardless or the urgency


  4. "Find another place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    None. Except most coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Extremely poor HR department. Can't name department, or for how long. Forbidden to discuss problems. Wasteful spending. Low pay compared to other companies. Stress. Lots of stress.

    Advice to Management

    If this place cared AT ALL about people and their treatment, they would listen to what is said when they quit or are let go. Problems are never solved there.


  5. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, education and other benefits good (401k, tuition remission etc..)

    Cons

    No internal advancement, organizational culture in silos, low collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Work on finding ways to break to provide meritocracy in terms of hiring from within. Values of ego and power are the dominant operating values in the system, which are quite different from the mission values.


  6. "Disorganized & Unstructured HR Department"

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

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

    Pros

    I have no positives due to dealing with HR.

    Cons

    The HR department at UST is dysfunctional and disorganized. Each year processes change, no one knows who to contact, department is often very rude and act like they own the University. Rules don't make any sense, review process changes year over year. Employees don't care about University mission and values - they care about their careers! Department doesn't understand or value this.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how your decisions actually impact the business. You don't seem to understand that you are suffocating the business.


  7. "university"

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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 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly staff, flexible schedule, friendly managers, decent university, very good environment

    Cons

    sometimes feels university is small, Sometimes gets too crowded

  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Good people, lots of opportunities to learn and grow, stability, nice effort being made towards diversity and inclusion, renewed focus on developing a good culture with a sound value system

    Cons

    Below average compensation, can be a little disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Dr. Sullivan is doing a good job so please give her the support and funding she needs.


  9. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I appreciated the good benefits and campus feel.

    Cons

    The management I dealt with was not ethical or experienced with integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Screen your highest paid people and ensure they are culturally competent.


  10. "Good employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and average compensation.

    Cons

    Limited staff advancement opportunities available.


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