Bridgewater State University

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Bridgewater State University Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
14 Reviews

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    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 for more than a year

    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!

    Recommends
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    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Staff Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgewater State University full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Union based. Lots of red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Get smarter smart doors in science building.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Don't Go to Bridgewater as a Worker Bee

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

    I worked at Bridgewater State University as a contractor for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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    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 for more than 3 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    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 for 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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    Great benefits, hard to move up if you don't know people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bridgewater, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, MA

    I have been working at Bridgewater State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a state union job. That means as long as Massachusetts is doing well you'll get COLA raises pretty much every year. And plenty of benefits. Pay is pretty good to start but goes up slow. Pressure of the job is low; not too deadline driven.

    Cons

    A lot of nepotism and cronyism (sic), at least in the current administration. Lots of coworkers who are just working out the string and don't care about their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to reward hard work, the current union-based raises for all do not encourage workers to go the extra mile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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