Maryville University has been named one of the Top Places to Work in 2012 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The ranking signifies the university as one of the best places to work among 50 employers in the region.
Maryville ranked as no. 15 in the list of top medium companies; those with 150-499 employees. The rankings were compiled from both the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper and a survey by WorkplaceDynamics. The survey confidentially analyzed employees from 97 local institutions that agreed to participate. The questions asked about salary, scheduling, advancement and workplace communication. The results were meant to highlight local employers who treated their employees with high regard.
“This is a significant accomplishment and one that will let us continue to attract talented faculty and staff to Maryville,” said Mark Lombardi, president of Maryville University, in a news release. “The honor is particularly meaningful because the judges were Maryville University faculty and staff.”
The Top Workplaces survey named 50 local employers in categories based on the number of employees. There were 10 large companies, 15 medium companies and 25 small companies.
Maryville students are pleased with the relatively small size, community feel of the campus. One key highlight is the feeling of being connected with professors. At some large universities, students often feel like they are a lost number with their professors, but this is not the case at Maryville. Maryville employees have also described the university as a “family.”
Maryville’s continued expansion, placement as one of the Best Colleges among the U.S. News National Universities rankings; professional reputation and its family-like atmosphere continually attract numbers of prospective job-seekers.
“New employees are always amazed at our extraordinary benefit package and the friendly and welcoming ‘feel’ of the campus,” added Jackie Plunkett, director of human resources, in a news release. “We often hear employees say that Maryville feels like a family, supporting one another while focusing on student-centeredness. It’s not hard to see why we have minimal turnover and employees who have been at Maryville for more than 30 years.”