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Ferris State University Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
4 Reviews
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    Run, and run fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ITS
    Former Employee - ITS

    I worked at Ferris State University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good employees and team work in the individual teams

    Cons

    Hypocrisy. A constant state of change, insomuch as to warrant ongoing alterations to how business is conducted, especially within IT. There is a general disconnect between middle and upper management, mostly on the part of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of your butts and look at the big picture and why people are leaving. Yes, wages are an issue, but more importantly, the environment you have created is causing people to leave for lower wages and more sanity. There is a constant need for change, only for the sake of change, rarely is anything gained from changes made to either the woring environment or the systems and procedures themselves. Basically it amounts to "shake ups" so the CTO can say he is making progress. Meanwhile, as the CTO makes the environment less and less appealing, moral is falling at a rapid rate and those above the CTO level are snowed into believing all is well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Everyone is very Expendable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Admissions Representative in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Graduate Admissions Representative in Big Rapids, MI

    I worked at Ferris State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in an administrative support role so it was fairly easy work. Most of the people I worked with were nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Office Politics, the powers that be like to treat students poorly and than ask them for donations as soon as they graduate. Good luck with that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management wants to increase donations from alumni they should reevaluate how they treat students while they are there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Something to give me extra spending money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Computer Technician in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Student Computer Technician in Big Rapids, MI

    I worked at Ferris State University

    Pros

    They put school first in most instances and give you time for homework and classes. Also, conveniently located between classes.

    Cons

    Treated like a student at the job. Don't feel respected, nor do you feel like the supervisors or managers deserve respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It'd be nice to treat student employees more fairly. Too much favoritism between supervisors and managers to really get any work done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the ideal place to work, even for a university cafeteria.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferris State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, work around school schedule. Close to campus, walking distance from many of the dorms. Extremely easy to get in, no interview, just have to fill out some paperwork.

    Cons

    Often drama because most employees are college students. Management is not very helpful and often in a bad mood, tend to play favorites and sometimes rude to the student employees. Boring and often tedious work. No room for advancement, no raises, pay is not what it should be for the workload. Minimum wage unless you are a student supervisor. Often stressful. Strict rule for a cafeteria, must wear black shirt underneath work coat, no painted nails, no facial piercings, only two piercings allowed on ears, no earrings larger than a dime. Even if you are not working with customers. Have to wear this hideous black hat with flames that tends to get in the way. Their motto: "Breaks are a privilege." Yes, you may work 6 hours and not get a break. Occasionally have screw-ups when it comes to switching hours with other students. Even if someone signs off that they are taking your shift it's possible you'll still get blamed if they don't show up. They're organization needs work, too. They still called me for a week after I quit asking why I wasn't at work. You think they'd write it down somewhere that I no longer worked there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less strict, it's a college cafeteria. Most of the people who see the workers are other college students. Also, treat all employees fairly, no favorites, and maybe act like you actually like being at work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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