Clemson University Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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James P. Clements
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Pros
  • It's just an overall great place to work (in 14 reviews)

  • Good environment to work, good pay, nice place to live (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • small town challenges and less vibrent (in 7 reviews)

  • Little direction at times, but is probably due to increased responsibilities related to being a graduate student (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Clemson, SC

    I worked at Clemson University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Nice atmosphere. Professors are friendly.

    Cons

    Getting research assistant position is a bit difficult.


  2. Graduate Grader Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clemson, SC

    I have been working at Clemson University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Our ECE department has grader positions open for students.

    Cons

    I think the salary is not enough for living.

    Advice to Management

    raise the salary for students


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    Tutor

    Former Employee - South Carolina in Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - South Carolina in Clemson, SC
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    Pros

    Great university to be at and great setting to work in. Support is usually easy to find and the people are willing to help.

    Cons

    A bit of distance from those running to program to those actually tutoring. They seem to not understand how students learn.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that the program managers need to take a look at the students needs more than the newest curriculum trend.


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  5. Research Assistant

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    Current Freelancer - CAEFF Student Assistant III in Clemson, SC
    Current Freelancer - CAEFF Student Assistant III in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clemson University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relatively easy work.

    Cons

    Depending on your professor, you might have to deal with micromanagers which nobody likes. Low wages, can be tedious

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage as much, put more trust in your students to carry out their work


  6. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC

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

    Pros

    Had a flexible schedule to not interfere with my classes. Students in my classes were well prepared and engaged.

    Cons

    The instructors for the class, your boss, may not be very engaged with their class. You might actually be the "instructor" if the real teacher is lazy.


  7. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clemson University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment. People are friendly.

    Cons

    Life here is a little boring.


  8. Good Education, Stepping Stone to Full Time Position

    Current Employee - Anonymous in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good educational value, interesting projects to work on and people to work in my experience, typically a relaxed work environment

    Cons

    This is academia, so progress is slow and deadlines are soft (report deadlines are hard, but prototype and testing deadlines are much more lax)

    Advice to Management

    Ask more of the students your bring in, hold them accountable, because they can achieve much more than you are currently ask of them. Always find an interesting edge to every problem to capture the attention of the student.


  9. Postdoc

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Clemson, SC

    Pros

    It is good for temporary position, but not good for stay long.

    Cons

    The research level is not high. The professors mostly like to publish to get more fund rather than doing fundamental research.

    Advice to Management

    Have better look to the professors' level of scientific work.


  10. UPIC Intern Program

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    Current Intern - UPIC Fabrication Specialist in Clemson, SC
    Current Intern - UPIC Fabrication Specialist in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clemson University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and very flexible work schedule. The supervisors are almost all professors so they understand the balance between school and work.

    Cons

    While I have a good relationship with my supervisors, very few of them have management experience and as a result communication of expectations was lacking.


  11. Corporal, Student patrol

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    Former Employee - Corporal in Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - Corporal in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clemson University (More than a year)

    Pros

    great place to be if you like some responsibilities. great people too doing great jobs

    Cons

    hourly wage is little less but manageable



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