Cleveland State Reviews in Cleveland, OH

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
35 Reviews

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  1.  

    A great university with a great campus

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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 as a contractor for more than 3 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    not much maybe could be more flexible and be understanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 for more than 3 years

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    GA position

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

    I worked at Cleveland State for more than a year

    Pros

    Faculty were supportive of my position and academic needs. Collegial environment.

    Cons

    Work needs are often highest when academic demands are highest.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Student jobs are usually very flexible and can pay well.

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, decent pay, good hours, treated very well for the most part. As far as student jobs go, working for the University allows you the best balance of free time and pay, as well as being treated well.

    Cons

    Some full time employees condescend you, limited hours, no full time opportunity for students since ACA. Also, even as a student you will be forced to contribute to the OPERS retirement system, a perk if your going into public service since you will already have service credits, otherwise, you can file a form to get your money back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The availability of more hours would be nice, otherwise everything is pretty much done well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The food was great the people were nice and the atmosphere was just right.

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    Former Employee - Cook  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Cook in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland State full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work if you like getting payed less to do a goood job.

    Cons

    The pay rate is lousy .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pratice the philosophy your school preaches and take care of the employees like you take care of the students not only do the students make the school so do the back bone of the school and that's the employees if you were in their place you would like decent pay where you were better able to take care of your family.. a school is only as great as it's employees and they take care of everyone at the school.#betterpaystrongerunion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great, friendly people and awesome support staff

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

    I worked at Cleveland State as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, easy going work environment, access to buildings around the clock so work can be done at pretty much any time. understanding supervisors

    Cons

    parking was very expensive, had to be there either really early or late to find a decent spot.
    issues would sometimes be brushed under the rug and were never really taken care of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to your employees, they can give you some really good and helpful insight.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Politics trumps efficiency

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Tuition benefit, nice people, slow pace, location

    Cons

    Politics - current preseident appoints people to jobs without going through the usual process while H.R. and legal advisors insist that everyone else go through the process. Decisions are often made based on politics and personalities. Funds are somehow available for pet projects and not available for things that need to be done to change the culture of the organization. Career development is not done by managers. While slow pace is nice for stress levels, it isn't great when you actually want to get things done. Too much hurry up and wait attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training is long overdue and has been recommended by a number of T & D professionals, in succession.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland State full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, research opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    Difficult salary structure, too much management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a research associate I think there should be more flexibility in terms of salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Little opportunity for promotion

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland State full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, schedule flexibility, nice people, location.

    Cons

    Low salary, lack of individual development by managers, low salary increases, inconsistent performance appraisals, management weakness all the way to the top. Too many at the top brought in without open interview process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with developing leaders. Get more involved having conversations with people rather than meeting with the same people. Be real.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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