Cleveland State Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Administrtive Assistant to Bursar, Jack Gantz

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the people and that it was a fast paced environment!

    Cons

    was not very close and had to take car,train, and bus to get there each way.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

  2. Student worker

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    Current Contractor - Student Worker in Cleveland, OH
    Current Contractor - Student Worker in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland State as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, nice people. Probably one of the best jobs I've ever had the pleasure of working at.

    Cons

    There is nothing negative I can say about my current job. The people are wonderful. I guess the president could stop hiring his friends. It has made some trouble. My department is pretty wonderful tho.

    Advice to Management

    I only wish student works could be hired over the summer. I am applying for a full time position. I really hope the university will hire me.

  3. Teaching Assistant, Graduate Student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some TA positions have the freedom to run their lab section as they please.

    Cons

    The requirements of each TA assignment vary substantially. The office staff is rather inconsistent in the grad studies office.

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    Pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland State full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Downtown location provides great transportation

    Cons

    Needs more rapid development to compete with other good universities

    Advice to Management

    Be good with students. They are the future.

  6. Its ok for the money

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OK job pays well for student works.

    Cons

    ou are only allow to work 20 hours a week making it hard to pay for anything .

    Advice to Management

    Allow students to work me hours or pay student workers a little bit more.

  7. Good place for student employees

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    Former Employee - Student IT Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Student IT Technician in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was a student technician in CSU's IS&T Department and it was the best job I could have as a student. Hours were flexible, the pay was OK, and the department even paid for training/certifications. My supervisors were great and very supporting to the student technicians. Many of the students would find an internship or co-op for a semester or so, and many of them came back to IS&T afterwards because most of us had a great relationship with our supervisors. I learned so much from this job and still use many of the skills I learned in IS&T today.

    Cons

    While there are smart and polite people in this department, a handful of the senior managers are complete morons who are disconnected from the rest of the department. Recently, they (sort of) fixed this and juggled them around to different areas. In addition, my supervisors' boss threatened to get rid of all the student workers at least once a year. Good luck supporting all faculty and staff computing equipment when your student workers (about 20 technicians) that do your heavy-lifting and dirty work are gone.

    Advice to Management

    - If you have a political agenda, drop it and maybe people will want to work with you.
    - Respect your student workers. Many of them are just getting by and still manage to do all your dirty work, help the faculty and staff everyday with computer problems, and they are only part-time workers.
    - Keep offering training to your workers at all levels.

  8. Wonderful to work with students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love working with students at Cleveland State. The atmosphere of downtown Cleveland also makes Cleveland State an exciting place to work with the diversity of people, food, and entertainment.

    Cons

    One of the cons is that the pay is not comparable to pay at other institutions. Another con is unrealistic expectations placed on employees when staff is reduced.

  9. cleveland state

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    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland State full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    employees are friendly, the food perks are good, parking is reasonable, and the work environment is acceptable.

    Cons

    some higher-ups are not as flexible when it comes to work scheduling, pay, etc. job mobility is difficult also.

    Advice to Management

    not much maybe could be more flexible and be understanding

  10. A great university with a great campus

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    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland State as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good pay with flexible time schedule for me, good apportunities. Huge Campus location in downtown and suburbs.

    Cons

    Haven't found any major con's yet , but one I would definitely like to share is parking on campus. It is getting expensive to buy parking pass. But anyway it is easily excessible via public transport.

  11. Graduate Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn from the ground up. Given a lot of autonomy and individual responsibility. Looks great on a resume, carries real weight.

    Cons

    Limited financial compensation that appeared lower than other universities

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