Ball State University Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Paul W. Ferguson
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Pros
  • Opportunities to learn and grow within a position (in 3 reviews)

  • Laid back, Good Benefits, Good People (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • They start you at minimum wage no matter what (in 6 reviews)

  • There is a cap of 20 hours a week for student employees during the semesters but this is rather short (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Student Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muncie, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with your class schedule Genuine people Gave you time to get homework done

    Cons

    Some professors take advantage and have you do a lot of their work Some of the office work is not well thought out

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing! Ball State is a great university that gives students amazing opportunities. I would consider offering student employees a slightly higher wage than the minimum.


  2. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball State University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, helped me land my current role

    Cons

    Took some time to find employment on campus


  3. Housing and Residence Life Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball State University part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ball State empowers those that work in housing to empower others with an eye opening training. The compensation of full room and board is fair. Feeling like a part of something bigger.

    Cons

    The housing rules are often too strict and it puts RAs and MAs under unnecessary pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Relax a little. There's nothing that helps people mature than a little extra room to make mistakes.


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  5. Excellent place to work, great administration!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muncie, IN

    I have been working at Ball State University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Ball State has come a long way in the past 10 years, and the new president (Dr. Paul Ferguson) and his administration is building on the university's strengths and taking it to the next level. Folks who are smart, adaptable and open to evolving are highly successful in this environment. Objectives and goals are so transparent they are, in fact, posted online for all to see, including progress measurements. That's what you call accountability. President Ferguson lives his philosophy of "servant leadership," which is defined by sharing power, putting the needs of others first, and helping people develop and perform at their best. Those who appreciate being held accountable for their contributions, and can put others' needs before their own, thrive in this culture. There are a lot of good people here, and most of them are smart enough to see that this is a very exciting time to be at Ball State!

    Cons

    Transition is challenging for many people -- not really a negative -- if you look at it as opportunity, you will see doors flying open.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing to enhance and grow the university!


  6. BSU employment

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    Current Employee - Cardinal Caller in Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Cardinal Caller in Muncie, IN

    I have been working at Ball State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, and opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of at the moment.


  7. Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ball State University full-time

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere and collegial culture where team players are rewarded.

    Cons

    None that I can think of in all honesty.


  8. Graduate Assistant (GA)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball State University

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Great balance of schoolwork and teaching.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  9. Ball State was a great experience and overall I've gained work experience, knowledge, and a sense of professionalism

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Muncie, IN

    I worked at Ball State University part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Your work hours and flexibility. The office ladies for my department always incorporated your schedule and worked around that to ensure you got the maximum hours you could while attending college courses

    Cons

    The pay is considerably low considering the amount of work you do however; because of this I've gained knowledge of a better budget and a strong work ethic.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball State University

    Pros

    If you are a student, it is a easy way to make money in a convenient and flexible setting around your school hours.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum and they limit you to how many hours you can work in a week. Also positions don't really have any way of increasing pay.


  11. Lead Computer Systems technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Computer Systems Technician in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Lead Computer Systems Technician in Muncie, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very immersive environment, a lot of great experience with multiple departments and differing technologies

    Cons

    Pay is much less than other Universities, sometimes you are left on your own which can be both a good and bad thing depending on the situation

    Advice to Management

    Be more mentoring to the student employees, raise the pay to what is standard around other neighboring universities for a job that requires such specific skills



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