Austin Peay State University
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www.apsu.edu Clarksville, TN 500 to 999 Employees

Austin Peay State University Reviews in Clarksville, TN

Updated Jun 29, 2014

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    Not terrible, but I wouldn't mind some changes.

    Professor (Current Employee)
    Clarksville, TN

    ProsWe have a lot of really great programs in place to keep faculty active in research and learning. Our students are down-to-earth. I love them! I love the opportunities and benefits I've been given there. I've been offered other jobs, but have not taken them because they didn't offer me what I had at the Peay.

    ConsWe rely too heavily on adjunct labor. Because of our location, we don't always get great interview pools and have hired people we have regretted and it's very hard to get rid of them due to the tenure process. It makes me absolutely abhor my department. Our pay during the school year is a joke compared to comparable schools.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe need to find a way to make it easier to recruit top students in surrounding schools.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly and forgiving place to work

    Functional Support Specialist (Current Employee)
    Clarksville, TN

    ProsVery family friendly. everyone is understanding of life problems.

    ConsNot the greatest of pay since they are on a government regulated pay scale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more office and department get togethers to bring everyone together.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Clarksville, TN

    ProsWorking with faculty, staff, and students was fun. Also, learning how to create brochures, flyers, and other print orders.

    ConsNot much room to move up. Some other departments demand need by dates without much notice. Not neccesarily the media departments fault though.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Student Support Services (Current Employee)
    Clarksville, TN

    ProsFlexibility, work/life balance, supportive administration

    ConsLocation, salary, difficult to salary increase despite personal improvement in qualifications and experience, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider performance-based salary reviews or other performance-based compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was expecting more from the school

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Clarksville, TN

    ProsIt's a growing school to work for
    It's a pretty simple place
    It's a nice place to start off for and good place to transfer from.

    ConsThey are all over the place with hiring good professors
    Communication is lacking between students and staff
    Focuses more on the work than the actual learning
    Only has certain programs for students to participate from

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the cons I listed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Co-workers are nice, but the students are not the best

    Assistant Professor (Former Employee)
    Clarksville, TN

    Pros-My department was tight knit and there are some great people to work with
    -Benefits are decent

    Cons-Pay is not the best
    -Students at this university are frustrating to deal with at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the entry requirements for students

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