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Clemson University Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
136 Reviews
4.3
136 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to learn skills that will carry across all sectors and jobs (in 14 reviews)

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


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

  • The salary for graduate student is low (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clemson University

    Pros

    Gives relevant experience and provides a real-world office environment to prepare college students for the real world, all at a competitive salary.

    Cons

    Some of the requirements necessary should be re-evaluated for returning interns.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Cool place to work at

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

    I have been working at Clemson University

    Pros

    Clemson! Wow, this is a cool place where all the people here are so nice! The pay rate is somehow high compared with the economy here.

    Cons

    Well, this is a very small villiage so if you want to explore a big city then Clemson is not what you want

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Clemson, SC

    I worked at Clemson University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -great environment
    -smart colleagues
    -not much bureaucracy
    -all building are in a walkable distance

    Cons

    -pay is not the best and can be a little bit increased if you are working hard

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  5.  

    Great Opportunities for Graduate Students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC

    I worked at Clemson University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Offers great health insurance plan if you don't have one.
    Professors offer great advice on teaching and preparing for your classroom.
    Great educational technology at your disposal if you choose to look for it and ask questions.
    Very nice area and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Compensation could be a little higher for the amount of work in addition to classes taken for a graduate degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to keep focusing on educating the next generation using the most advanced tools.

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    Being a research assistant at Clemson University

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

    I worked at Clemson University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clemson University is a progressive higher education institute. Research facilities are cutting-edge and therefore the expectations from graduate students, especially from doctorate degree students, are high. However, the hard work pays off.

    Cons

    Since Clemson is a small college town, the living expenses are very low compared to other cities. For this reason the salary the university is offering to graduate assistants is lower than other institutions.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Nice place to live and work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environment Health Manager III in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Environment Health Manager III in Clemson, SC

    I have been working at Clemson University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated people, collaborations between departments is not uncommon. This is a beautiful area in which to live. Clemson is on Lake Hartwell, and other lakes are nearby. The mountains are close. Close to Greenville, which is a cool city. Close enough to Atlanta and Asheville for day trips. Encouraged by hiring of new president

    Cons

    Professor compensation good; staff compensation lacking. University seems to have lost sight of its agriculture/land grant origins in its recent quest to be a top 20 public university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on students and staff here rather than the compilers of "Best University" lists.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Nice Campus, Somewhat Isolated

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

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

    Pros

    Its a very beautiful campus in a decent location.

    Cons

    It can get very isolated, especially in the summer for faculty, graduate students, and employees.mm

  9.  

    Good place to work as a student.

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant V
    Current Employee - Student Assistant V

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

    Pros

    Allows you to work and study at the same time. Very flexible with schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is low and hours allowed are also low.

  10.  

    Clemson is a nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good envirnoment.
    Low living expense: low-end apartment cost around $450/month, the lowest rent I have paid after I visited other places.

    Cons

    Compensation is not high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not too much to suggest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    Great teaching assistantship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC

    I have been working at Clemson University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom to teach how you see fit

    Cons

    Anyone with more than a 1-year contract is required to write a thesis for their masters program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't require the thesis option

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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