Arkansas State University
3.6 of 5 17 reviews
www.astate.edu Jonesboro, AR 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson

Dr. Tim Hudson

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It's great

Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
Jonesboro, AR

I have been working at Arkansas State University part-time for more than a year

ProsNice environment, not much stress

ConsNo complain every is great here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of potential, mediorcre management

Administrative Staff (Current Employee)
Jonesboro, AR

I have been working at Arkansas State University full-time for more than a year

ProsA 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

ConsAcademics 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 Senior ManagementDecide 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Univeristy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Arkansas State University

ProsCheap tuition fee, and students have a lot of chances to work on campus.

ConsCampus is not allocated in the city, sometimes it is hard to buy food.

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Research carefully - some departments are VERY toxic

Management (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Arkansas State University full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMost people are very good to work with, benefits are a little better than most large companies, working on campus is fun and a nice change from a sterile office building

ConsThe pay is very below market, you have to pay to park your car, dealing with faculty is like dealing with whiny preschoolers, and upper management couldn't care less about what is happening below them; it's all about looking good for them

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what is happening in your departments.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Arkansas State University

ProsGreat hours that work with a typical student schedule, and great flexibility in overall time management. Love the atmosphere. Great fun.

ConsNo real cons. Pay could be better. At times menial and borderline patronizing. But the pros outweigh the cons by far.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo real cons. Pay could be better. At times menial and borderline patronizing. But the pros outweigh the cons by far.

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Teaching

Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Arkansas State University

ProsRanking, good weather, funding, research facility

Consnot the best school, financially getting worse

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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try others

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Parks, AR

I worked at Arkansas State University

ProsTo gain some experience if you do not have any. Also, make sure you know what you are into.

Consnot inspiring and the place is so boring. Well, if you have family there that is a different story. but in general, not a nice place to work and live.

Advice to Senior Managementmine is pretty good but in general, more respects and flexibility in terms of managerial styles would be desirable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arkansas State University part-time

ProsFlexible job position within the university

ConsNone really great place to work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Arkansas State University

ProsGreat work hours, colleagues, benefits.

ConsMay seem to get mundane at times, hard to escalate up the ladder.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry and be empathetic to employees

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great team

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arkansas State University

Prosi love my team and those that I have work with on a daily basis. The scheduling flexibility is a huge plus and the main reason I stay.

ConsNo raises in over 4 years. Zero compensation motivation.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind creative ways to reward your teams. Provide feedback, thank you's and carry the messages from the top down the line.

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