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appreciate the opportunity to get to work at the St Louis Public Library
Security Officer (Full-time) (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOAugust 16, 2018
St Louis Public Library was a great place to work for you had eight other libraries that you had to attend to and take care of once the month you had to go and do a survey expect them make sure everything was running fine St Louis Public Library was that amazing beautiful place to work for the people were great the patrons were sweet a lot of walking did not mind met a lot of people from different countries different states worked with a lot of secondary officers Ranger St Louis Police Department Marshalls and sheriffs it was amazing to work there a Saint Louis Public Library
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you would get an hour for lunch
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Adult Outreach Assistant (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJune 15, 2019
I've held three positions in three different departments. Great benefits. Lots of free time but need to look busy. Managers tend to micromanage. Only with the PTA position did I have a good management. Employees are not encouraged to be innovative. Jobs are rigid and wrote. You get a quick overview training, Then you really learn the job as you work. You'll need a specific library degree to advance to management. Would recommend if you like structure, reliable income, and responsiblities that don't evolve.
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Wonderful patrons and coworkers... awful leadership
Librarian (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOApril 24, 2019
Working at SLPL could have been a truly wonderful job, but management was never on the same page and different branches were given different levels of autonomy and freedoms. Management explicitly stated that HR would not rescue staff from conflicts with them, and expectations were difficult to meet due to high volume of patrons and other daily needs.
6 month probationary period allows management to terminate people without explanation, and there is no sick time allotted for people in probation period.
Complete lack of support or communication from leadership, no morale boosting, and an actual culture of secrecy and denial for fear of losing one’s job.
I wish I’d approached HR about many concerns when I had the chance.

And yet, the staff and patrons were a joy to serve. Could’ve been an amazing place.
Pros
Diverse community, pleasant coworkers
Cons
No leadership communication, no integrity, no advancement, low pay
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