Saginaw Valley State University

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    Great people and benefits, LOW pay

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    The people at SVSU are some of the most loyal and dedicated people I have ever been around. Family like atmosphere. The majority of people work extremely hard while being paid way below what they are worth. Health, dental and other benefits are great along with vacation time.

    Cons

    It's the good ol' boys network. High administrative executives have all been there for 20+ years and there is very little thinking outside of the box. LOW PAY ACROSS THE BOARD. The school invests its money in buildings, not people. With all of the growth SVSU has experienced, very few positions have been added.

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    Pay people what they are worth. Also, this means stepping up to the plate and "getting rid of" those who don't hold up their end of the deal. There are too many people that work for FAR less then they are worth, and a lot of people that either don't work or aren't effective at their position. Instead of letting those who don't do their job or don't do it well stay around forever, step up to the plate and replace them. That's the only way SVSU will be able to change. This will show others that SVSU means business and productivity will increase across the board.

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    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Saginaw Valley State University.

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    It was pleasant and comfortable. This is a professional position, so the interview process is a little different from most positions here.

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    • It was several years ago, so it's hard to remember, but generally, behavioral questions, especially ones like "tell us about a time when you . . . . " If you are prepared, it goes well. I was, but it still requires a great deal of preparation and knowing yourself.   Answer Question
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Website www.svsu.edu
Headquarters Bay City, MI
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1963
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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