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Clemson University Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
111 Reviews

4.3
111 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    LOVE this place!

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Clemson, SC

    Pros

    The atmosphere here is great. I've both worked here and attended school here. It's just an overall great place to work.

    Cons

    I would say the only bad thing that I experienced while working here is that when it gets busy, it REALLY gets busy. So just be prepared for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work with those under you to create a comfortable working environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good school

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Clemson, SC

    Pros

    There are many good classes to select from many departments. The school is relatively good place to study and research.

    Cons

    The salary for graduate student is low. The school places higher priority in undergraduate study than the graduate study

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The school should not overlook the graduate student body especially in the summer. We have seen too many construction activities which disturb our lives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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    research assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Clemson, SC

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It is school. There are lots of students.

  6.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Greenville, SC

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

  7.  

    very good research university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good research atmosphere here

    Cons

    the city is a little bit too small

  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invite 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great facilities and research opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    small town challenges and less vibrent

  10.  

    Graduate Assistantships are the way to go in Grad School.

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

    Pros

    Get 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Resident Assistant

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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