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Clemson University Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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4.2 109 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

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James P. Clements

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95% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Higher ed is a great environment to work in and management does offer much flexibility with schedules(in 7 reviews)

  • Great place to learn skills that will carry across all sectors and jobs(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • small town, they don't have too much interesting to do but football game is awesome(in 7 reviews)

  • It is often difficult to understand why decisions are made(in 2 reviews)

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking on a beautiful college campus
    Great paid annual and sick leave and holiday leave
    Good health benefits
    Opportunity to move around within the university

    ConsInconsistency in salaries from area to area
    Hard or good work is not always rewarded; poor work is almost never addressed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great Place to Work

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Greenville, SC

    ProsI like the location in Greenville. Very friendly work station. We have various high tech laboratories for automotive applications.

    ConsThe payment could be more competitive. Management can be better for new comers. Decisions are made by the broad if trustees and provotst and don't seem logic.

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    very good research university

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good research atmosphere here

    Consthe city is a little bit too small

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    Fike Recreation Center was overall a great place to work during my college career.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI was able to move up from being paid minimum wage to earning a position that paid more as an intern.

    ConsIt is hard to fit in sometimes as a student employee. My Director was not very involved and did not seem to care if I was learning anything as an intern.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvite student employees to weekly meetings or have weekly meetings set aside for all student employees so we can interact together and make sure all aspects of the department are understood by all and everyone is on the same page about tasks that are required.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    research assistant

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Clemson, SC

    Prosgood weather. There is no serious matter. It is university.

    ConsIt is school. There are lots of students.

     

    Great facilities and research opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat research opportunities and availability of funding plus a nice place to be at

    Conssmall town challenges and less vibrent

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    Graduate Assistantships are the way to go in Grad School.

    Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) Clemson, SC

    ProsGet paid to work 20 hours a week on a project that provides real experience.
    Meet others who are interested in the same things you are.
    Network at conferences and make industry contacts.

    Cons20 hours of work per work plus class work can be challenging to get it all in.
    Requires excellent time management skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Resident Assistant

    Resident Assistant (Former Employee) Clemson, SC

    ProsThe RA position provided a great team environment to work in that developed professional skills, experience, and provided enough compensation to offset some University expenses. Other perks included a single room at the double rate (for housing areas that typically assign two people to a bedroom), flexible schedules that are planned well in advance, and great responsiveness from direct and indirect supervisors and team members.

    ConsThe compensation is not the best based on what some other university housing programs offer (no free room and board, for example), and you are required to be on call 24/7 on some designated duty nights and weekends (yes, you will more than likely miss at least one home game because of this). The backgrounds of other RA's is very diverse, so there are RA's who go above and beyond the job description (over-stepping and potentially difficult to work with) as well as those who do the absolute bare minimum.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to support the RA's, but make sure the job requirements they are being asked to fulfill actually align with what students and residents want and benefit from. Oftentimes Housing's policies are too disconnected from the students and residents they are designed to benefit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work.

    Director (Current Employee) Clemson, SC

    ProsI love the location and the upstate of South Carolina. Our office has a familial culture and has been a great place to work and grow. Higher education offers a flexible schedule and great benefits such as employees are offered free tuition for up to 6 hours a semester.

    ConsDecisions are mostly made by the Board of Trustees and Provost and don't always seem logical or in touch with the true needs of the colleges and students.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to your professional staff, they truly have a direct line to the heart of campus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning experience

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Clemson, SC

    ProsQuality Education, Tuition Benefits, Low cost of attendance, Awesome Football Season etc.

    ConsConservative Views, Limited Industrial Exposure, Small Town etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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