Bowling Green Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • work life balance is better here (in 4 reviews)

  • It is a good place to live and raise a family (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • nearly lowest pay and benefits in the state (for higher ed) (in 3 reviews)

  • Part time has a 28 hour limit for work, this is a combination of all BGSU jobs (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Resident Advisor - Great Opportunity!

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Bowling Green, OH
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Bowling Green, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bowling Green full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You gain relevant experience that you can relate to any job. The Office of Residence Life at BGSU prepares you for many different unexpected crisis situations and helps you gain important contacts around campus. In addition, you'll gain a great group of staff members.

    Cons

    You work 24/7 You'll need excellent time management skills and will need to prioritize everything in your schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your employees are also students and will need to put a higher priority on their academics than completing RA responsibilities.


  2. Good start to your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowling Green part-time

    Pros

    Good balance of school vs. working. Nice team of people. Very relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Limited to no possibilities to advance your position. Lower levels usually must do work that's past their pay grade.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employee's efforts if retention is a priority.


  3. Visual Media Assistant

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    Former Employee - Visual Media Assistant in Bowling Green, OH
    Former Employee - Visual Media Assistant in Bowling Green, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bowling Green part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to gain experience while in school. Everybody I worked with was great.

    Cons

    Things were not as face paced as the real world.


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  5. Research Assistant at CS Department

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bowling Green (More than a year)

    Pros

    - BGSU is located in a small safe cheap and in my opinion lovely town which makes it a great place for a student to study as well as have fun. - BGSU has a great library, a nice campus, very good dining service and excellent recreation center.

    Cons

    - The payment was low (a bit more than minimum wage of Ohio) but considering the fact that BG is a cheap town, it could be enough. It it better for PhD students in other departments btw. - The focus of the university is not on research, but rather teaching. - Not every faculty in the CS department are worth to work with. More than half of them are good only and only at teaching. Have almost no clue about research.

    Advice to Management

    1. Focus more on research! That's all the science is about! 2. Employ equal number of research and teaching assistants from the graduate students. 3. Employ less number of assistants but pay them well.


  6. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Bowling Green, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Bowling Green, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bowling Green part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping undergraduates during their Labs was the most fruitful exercise. It was a great way to practice the skills and be unto date with the latest changes in the subject.

    Cons

    If not disciplined, the gradings become monotonous.


  7. Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate in Bowling Green, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate in Bowling Green, OH

    I have been working at Bowling Green (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a really solid school.

    Cons

    If you are in grad school, you probably should be doing this.


  8. Student Employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bowling Green part-time

    Pros

    Willing to work around student schedule

    Cons

    Cannot work over 28 hours as a student worker


  9. Assistant Research Professor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bowling Green full-time

    Pros

    Good resources and easy access to interdisciplinary research

    Cons

    The university is still viewed as a liberal art college and the core research programs are not too strong


  10. Full-time Graduate Student with Part-time Assistantship working for the university

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bowling Green, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bowling Green, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowling Green part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My program, American Culture Studies, and the school it resides in has some great faculty. I was able to teach my own courses and gain experience in university administration. The town is cheap to live in.

    Cons

    I feel this university is no longer strongly supporting graduate education. When I came here we were allowed to take many more courses under our funding package that we are now and had fewer fees to pay. The new student health center is a rip-off. A visit will cost a student $60 even with the school's health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Support your graduate students. We teach a large portion of your entry level courses as well as some of your upper level courses. Without us you could not function.


  11. Easy but not without its challenges.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Provides time to study while at work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours.



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