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11 Ratings

    Great place to start a career in higher education

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX

    I have been working at Sam Houston State full-time (more than 5 years)


    Certain positions within the university allow individuals to work closely with the student body which is why I entered a career in higher education. The work/life balance is good and often times supervisors will allow employees to take coursework during the lunch hour if they are completing a bachelors degree or seeking a graduate level degree. On the whole, the staff is friendly. The university has implemented a new professional development series for faculty/staff which is a great opportunity to learn from internal and external professionals.


    As with most employment in education, the pay is low. Several nearby universities pay at a much higher rate. Unfortunately, the ability for advancement is low as well. With the area community and campus culture, many employees stay for the remainder of their career, resulting in low turnover and the inability for entry-level and mid-management to move up.

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Sam Houston State Interviews

Updated Nov 24, 2014
Updated Nov 24, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Staff Member Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sam Houston State.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by the Human Resources Department via phone to schedule an interview. 1-3 members on the hiring committee. Some departments will select from the candidates without a 2nd round of interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions, some pertain to the types of technology the individual will be required to use.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Huntsville, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1879
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Part of the Texas State University System, Sam Houston University has an enrollment of some 17,000 students. It consists of six schools: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Fine Arts and Mass Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences. The university offers some 130 undergraduate and master programs, as well as doctoral programs in counselor education, criminal justice, educational leadership, reading, and clinical psychology. Sam Houston State was founded as Sam Houston Normal Institute in 1879 and is named after Texas hero General Sam... More

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