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Boise State University Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
44 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience at an "up and coming" university.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    The people and environment have been mostly positive, open, and adaptable. They have many great areas of research and a lot of opportunity to participate in a lot of areas of research.

    Cons

    The university isn't as well known as many universities which could make finding job opportunities more challenging later. There are still kinks in some of the newer graduate programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the culture and climate of the university.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A very enriching experience, that taught me a lot about myself and how to serve customers.

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    I got to help and assist people in what they need, along with having a very flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    The people I worked with were not the most reliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you see conflict between co-workers step in, it could be a bigger issue than you think.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Supportive, encouraging, and dynamic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boise State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I had an amazing experience as a TA working at Boise State. The faculty were supportive, and always happy to provide encouragement. I always felt like I could turn to people when I had a problem related to the courses I was teaching, and I always felt like people wanted me to succeed----and were committed to helping me succeed. Also, I have never worked anywhere in which there were so many resources to access. The administrative staff were always incredibly helpful and a pleasure to work with. The different offices----from the Writing Center to the Graduate College---were always ready to help. Great place to work!

    Cons

    There food/restaurants available on campus are really bad. Can't get an affordable healthy meal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Supervision

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    Current Employee - TRS I  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - TRS I in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Boise State University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is easy

    Cons

    Things change everyday, you it's hard to know who is in charge, and what the rules are.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Boise State is like most universities. They are elitists.

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    Current Employee - Faculty  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Faculty in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Boise State University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They take care of their own, as long as their own meet their standard as an elitist. They are generally good to their students.

    Cons

    You can be a great professor, really know your stuff and present it well, but if you don't fit their mold you can be left in the dumpster. They don't treat their students this way, just other faculty. The only standard they really hold their professors to is a high amount of publishing. Their teaching abilities are not examined or improved upon if lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While publishing is important, if you have professors who can't teach it doesn't really matter how much they publish. They aren't able to share their knowledge with the students so who cares? Force the issue with the student evaluations, use them to make them improve their teaching skills and strategies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Go Broncos!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boise State University full-time

    Pros

    I've been here for years and it's inspiring to work in an academic environment where people are excited about learning. Plus, it's fun to be a part of the growth at Boise State.

    Cons

    Athletics always seem to get priorities over academics. Do they really need *another* practice field when campus is starved for classroom space? Plus, the ego of the PHD's can be a little much at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At the legislative level, you are in a position to tell the story of the value that state employees bring. Please continue to advocate for pay equity!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate Assistant EMBA Program

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boise State University

    Pros

    flexible hours, pay for school

    Cons

    monthly stipend not that much

  9.  

    GO BRONCOS!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boise State University

    Pros

    Fantastic career and learning opportunities to prepare one for their future.

    Cons

    Lack of adequate parking for students & employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Boise State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They were extremely flexible with school

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about my experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Over loaded with work - had to work weekends to keep caught up.

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    Current Employee - Management Assistant  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Management Assistant in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    They always encourage an active lifestyle. The gym on campus is a small fee for employees and is a great facility.

    Cons

    Overwhelmed with the amount of work. My direct supervisor was great and amazing to work with but upper management left a lot to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your employees to have a better work - life balance. Happy employees will make for a positive work environment that will show through in all aspects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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