I was on contract so had a different experience that FTEs
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 22, 2018
I was hired to teach a course but not with adequate lead time to prepare. The supervisor was hard to reach, dealing with personal issues at the time and not particularly supportive. The compensation didn't come close to being a decent hourly wage, but the experience was worthwhile at the time.
Computer Consultant (Current Employee) – University of Saint Thomas – February 12, 2018
Everyone is nice, and would help me a lot with my English. I am the student worker in the computer lab. My supervisor will take me to do some thing about computer such as how to fixed it. I also did some research about the silently installation. It is interesting cause I am really like the programming language.
Public Safety Officer (Former Employee) – St. Paul, MN – September 21, 2017
The public safety department as a whole way underpays their officers for the work completed. The management direction is severly lacking and there are often more managers than officers on the department.
The only benefit is free tution, but you will be working rotating 12 hour shifts. Trying to find time to attend class is next to impossible.
The shortage of officers also makes taking time off impossible as staffing is always at minimums, which results in officers taking time off by calling in sick.
Adjunct Spanish Instructor (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – January 19, 2017
I have thoroughly enjoyed my 5+ years at UST. I am able to work with incredible students within a very organized system. A typical day consists of setting up for class, helping students for a while before class and working with them on things from the previous class. We begin the class with lots of interactive review practices, look at cultural topics, and learn new material. Students work hard and get great results. The hardest part is not having enough time in the semester to cover all the things as in depth, but we still do a good job.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – November 10, 2015
Was able to work independently and creatively on a project for the school. Worked at home and at the school and frequently checked in with the VP of Student Affairs to make sure the project was moving as it should.
Public safety officer (Former Employee) – St paul – October 15, 2013
The other review for public safety is pretty much spot on. I would add that management does not support their officers. I went through situations where I was spit at and assaulted while serving in my position and I (along with other officers present) would get "scolded" as a result of the incident. If you wish to show up and do nothing this is your type of place. Employees which should have been fired on the spot were allowed to stay and those who were productive were micro-managed. Discipline was not issued fairly. Management played favorites and didn't even try to hide it. Not to mention the manager which openly sexually harasses female employees and is still there.
Tuition remission is a great benefit but I recall having to completely rearrange my life because the managers would not be flexible with my schedule so I could take classes. It was only a big deal when I got close to graduating and my classes I needed were only offered once a semester.
PSO (Current Employee) – St. Paul – August 27, 2013
I have no doubt the other departments within UST are fun places to work. Public Safety is the exception.
You are considered a temporary employee - and that is the culture, we are there until something better comes along. There is no attempt to create a supportive work environment to keep employees. Even management emails outside job opportunities to staff!
Parking is not free. You can attend class tuition free (good deal!) after a year employed but books are on you. Pay is not good - and raises are a joke.
The best part of the job is the fun and supportive coworkers, as we are all in it together. Shared misery.
The worst part is dealing with students who aren't willing to be responsible for their actions and use the fact they pay (or their parents pay) a ton of money to justify their needs/wants.
If you need security experience with all the glam that comes with having UST on your resume, knock yourself out. But for real world experience or career possibilities, it won't be found here.
It's not a hard job, students on campus six months out of the year
No opportunities, politics, change is an evil word
I loved my time at St Thomas. The staff is awesome and really believes in the University. The administration is serious but personal. The students are the best. They are very fair with their reviews and raise process. If you get a chance to work here, take them up on the offer - you won't be sorry. The only drawback is that benefits can sometimes be expensive, but you get really great coverage. The only reason I don't still work there is that I had the chance to work from home - otherwise I would still be there.
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