Arkansas State University Reviews

Updated May 15, 2015
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  1. photographer

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Jonesboro, AR

    I worked at Arkansas State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love shoot photos with beautiful and meaningful stuff, and editing with Photoshop.

    Cons

    I am a graduate student, just graduated at 2015, do not have lots of working experiences.

    Advice to Management

    I am learning fast ,highly adaptable and have enthusiasm for work


  2. I had a great time working for ASU.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, AR

    I worked at Arkansas State University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every person within the college I worked for was easy to get along with. Communication among levels was very strong and everyone was extremely knowledgeable. The environment and atmosphere was very nice.

    Cons

    One of the biggest downsides would be the politics that take place within the University. If someone has a title of "Vice" on their name, they get paid more than the rest. One college needed funds to hire a much needed professor, but due to the "budget cuts", they were unable to do so. The sad part was, those people in the upper management did not miss out on their raises, but students were not able to get the best education, because they were unable to hire a new professor.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting politics ruin the University. Don't give everyone a title of "Vice" and a raise, just because they have a title. If they deserve it, then evaluate why, don't just give them a raise because of a title.


  3. Don't care about employee's needs

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jonesboro, AR

    I worked at Arkansas State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great job if you're working on a master's degree. There is lots of opportunity to make contacts with the professors and get assistance where you need to. Also, if you're lucky you'll have time to work on your school work.

    Cons

    The bosses of the program don't care about their employee's needs. They'll promise one thing and the minute their needs change they'll throw you to the curb if your hours no longer fit what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Have some integrity and keep promises. Just because your employees are students as well doesn't mean that you can treat them like children.


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  5. IT Support

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - IT Support in Jonesboro, AR

    I worked at Arkansas State University part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work at, very friendly and relaxed environment. Training was available and at high extent.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities and low salaries!

    Advice to Management

    give a chance for people to prove themselves!


  6. University

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    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Jonesboro, AR

    I worked at Arkansas State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to study. Very peaceful and quite environment. Everyone is friendly in jonesboro and it makes the place a good place to stay.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges I faced is the transportation system here. there are no buses and sometimes it makes it difficult to go somewhere if you are in international student. The school provides transport on limited days though.


  7. My experience with ASU was good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Jonesboro, AR

    I worked at Arkansas State University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy professors, cheap, everything is located close by

    Cons

    Not very friendly international office service (for international students), very slow in processing


  8. Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jonesboro, AR

    I worked at Arkansas State University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is OK, in general advisors are good, encouraging, and most people are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    No benefits, wages are relatively low, more leadership is needed, slow-paced environment, bureaucracy is overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    The University needs to be more dynamic, more leaders are needed to move this big University. The University produces good professionals that could be retained to build a stronger institution in terms or administration and academically.


  9. It's great

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Jonesboro, AR

    I have been working at Arkansas State University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment, not much stress

    Cons

    No complain every is great here


  10. Lots of potential, mediorcre management

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    Current Employee - Administrative Staff in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Administrative Staff in Jonesboro, AR

    I have been working at Arkansas State University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A higher ed institution in the Delta with great potential to advance Many bright, devoted faculty from across the US Laid-back environment, personable and friendly

    Cons

    Academics in management/administration who are the people they can get to take the job for the lowest salary, with NO regard for their management skills or (lack) of vision. Little room for professional advancement. Many "seat warmer" employees who perform little and still get paid while high performers are often overlooked Current chancellor is very isolated; disconnected from faculty and staff (even deans) of all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Decide to invest in your staff members and their professional development. Lose the low performers. You'll get much more for your money in the long-run.


  11. Registry

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    Current Employee - Database Maintenance and Client Customer Service in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Database Maintenance and Client Customer Service in Jonesboro, AR

    I have been working at Arkansas State University

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ASU offers satisfactory Benefits and working conidtions. Co-workers are generally friendly and helpful. There are community benefits from being an ASU emplyee. Overall there is a spirit of concentrated effort to do a good job.

    Cons

    Most of the areas of employment at ASU are managed as a feifdoms, little or no regard to the development of a career path, and a great deal of effort to eliminate anything like merit pay. In this society members of staff are peons or indentured servants with the academics serving as lairds of the manor. Staff positions are meaningless department management spends most of its time protecting it's 'turf' from intruders.

    Advice to Management

    Fact: Talking to HR about a problem is much the same as sending email directly to your boss. No indication of confidentiality or real consideration. Win your case throug persistance and there goes you performance report. Staff Senate is a waste of time, everyone fears for their job, most members are academic or supervisory. . . no workers allowed. Who's the omsbudsman for a ground level worker with 5 years of experience, and a valid complaint.



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