MBU named sixth in Post-Dispatch’s “Top Places to Work”

Missouri Baptist University ranked top university workplace in STL for third year in a row and sixth of large organizations.

For the third time in as many years, Missouri Baptist University has been named as a Top Workplace in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The Post-Dispatch gave MBU the “Work/Life Flexibility award,” for the high number of MBU employees who indicated MBU offers the flexibility to maintain a quality personal life. In fact, MBU rated the highest out of all organizations when those surveyed were asked to rate the statement “I have the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life.”

MBU provides full-time employees comprehensive medical and dental plans, which cover the individual’s premiums at 100 percent, and a voluntary vision plan is available. Life insurance, long-term disability, and long-term care are also provided. MBU participates in a notable retirement program. If eligible employees contribute a minimum of 5 percent of their salary, MBU will make a matching contribution of 10 percent.

Employees who have worked full time for one year and their dependents may enroll in undergraduate courses for free, and employees are eligible for 50 percent tuition concession for graduate courses. Employees have substantial time off with vacation, sick days, and nine paid holidays (in addition to spring break and Christmas break per department requirements). Employees receive free membership to MBU’s new Sports and Recreation Complex, offering access to an indoor track, a state-of the-art training and fitness center and fitness classes that are free or heavily discounted.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 37 major publishing partners and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces.