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Updated February 13, 2015
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  1. BSU Transit Student Employee

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    Current Employee - Driver in Bridgewater, MA
    Current Employee - Driver in Bridgewater, MA

    I have been working at Bridgewater State University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good job, free CDL and paid training, pick your own work schedule, opportunities to take on extra work (voluntary) at higher pay rate on most occasions. Most people in FMP are nice and enjoyable people to work with.

    Cons

    Not just within FMP but many departments are very black and white, resistant to change, etc. Where I work, student managers have too much authority. Very understaffed, but then again it is a state university.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more and adapt to the changes needed to support the university growing

  2. A bit confused in forward thinking and moving toward technology

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Bridgewater, MA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Bridgewater, MA

    I worked at Bridgewater State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful location with a small intimate victorian type setting. Generally people seem nice - in a "town" kind of way.

    Cons

    Although they say they are looking to move toward the future, without expertise in this area, they have been stabbing blind and aren't quite sure what best practices are. This doesn't make them bad - it makes them....painfully underprepared.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the teachers more than the students. Stop being a business and remain an institute of learning.

  3. Departmental Secretary

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Bridgewater, MA
    Current Employee - Secretary in Bridgewater, MA

    I have been working at Bridgewater State University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great! Friendly staff and student body. It a wonderful place to work. I was a student employee so it was 20 hours a week so enjoyable.

    Cons

    I really don't have any thing bad to say honestly!

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  5. Wonderful experience

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    Former Employee - Building Manager in Bridgewater, MA
    Former Employee - Building Manager in Bridgewater, MA

    I worked at Bridgewater State University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of freedom as a student worker
    great friends and people

    Cons

    assistant director of RCC knew absolutely nothing about training
    dictatorial in her approach to workers
    no training
    workers stick together to teach each other

    Advice to Management

    make sure you have someone who is a people person not her

  6. Staff Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgewater State University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Culture and supportive for those with families. Leadership is top shelf

    Cons

    Union based. Lots of red tape

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  7. I worked as a graduate assistant: the people were great, wasn't my dream job.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bridgewater, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bridgewater, MA

    I worked at Bridgewater State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people.
    The campus.
    All you can eat at Tilly.
    Good wifi network.
    Building interiors.

    Cons

    Parking could be difficult.
    Limited places to grab decent coffee.
    Tough doors to open in science building.

    Advice to Management

    Get smarter smart doors in science building.

  8. I worked at Bridgewater State University for 3 years

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    Former Employee - Facilities
    Former Employee - Facilities

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and a guaranteed raise every year. The position also had diverse tasks that attempted to keep workers busy.

    Cons

    Upper Management bullied middle management and corruption was wide spread with people cheating time sheets and doing absolutely nothing on the job. No compensation/promotions based on merit or hard work. Advancement is based on knowing the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate people based on merit and stop wasting taxpayer money by forging timesheets. Help your employees grow by helping them instead of criticizing them left and right.

  9. Don't Go to Bridgewater as a Worker Bee

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Bridgewater, MA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Bridgewater, MA

    I worked at Bridgewater State University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great campus location, nice atmosphere. Friendly faculty and most staff.

    Cons

    Little direction on how to do assigned jobs. Blame shifting when something goes wrong

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with the respect shown to educators at the campus

  10. Great Work Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone was extremely helpful, and taught me skill sets outside my job description to prepare me for the job I wanted in the future.

    Cons

    While I was there, the upper management was having issues with the workers. There was miscommunication and a power struggle. From what I've heard, whatever issues they had have been solved.

  11. Competent staff and decent students.

    Former Employee - Visiting Lecturer in Bridgewater, MA
    Former Employee - Visiting Lecturer in Bridgewater, MA

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

    Pros

    Friendly, competent staff and decent, motivated students.

    Cons

    Like most adjuncts, I am paid very little to teach.

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