Colorado State University Reviews

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Pros
  • Fort Collins is one of the best places to live and the CSU campus is absolutely gorgeous (in 13 reviews)

  • Great working environment where everybody help and sense of community (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, mandatory retirement plan that does not fit well at this stage of your career (in 10 reviews)

  • No benefits and working with people who have never had a job before (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Every thing you want!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colorado State University

    Pros

    Fort Collins is an awesome place to live and work. CSU offers a young lively environment with a focus on a sustainable future.

    Cons

    Fort Collins is dead in the summer when all the students leave some people view this as a con, however some view this as a perk!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The future of CSU looks great and is a place that everyone in the field of study should consider as an option.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. Good place to work. Good people to work with. Company cares about their staff.

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    Current Employee - Student IT in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Student IT in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Colorado State University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    State job. Decent benefits. Good work environment. If you're a student employee they're flexible with your classes.

    Cons

    State job pay a little lower than private sector but benefits make up for it. Student employees don't get benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Organization on the rise

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    Current Employee - Adjunct; Administrator in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Adjunct; Administrator in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Colorado State University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, barely adequate compensation (4200 per course in liberal arts, 6000 per course in business assuming a PhD.), but dynamic and responsive work environment. Student body is getting better and the university continues to expand programmatic support for undergrads.

    Cons

    Adjunct faculty get paid per course and the institution ups your enrollments every semester. Lots of students and raises are meager (1-1.5% per year). Had to move into administration to pay the bills but was still able to teach one a semester to supplement the income. Administrative compensation is poor in most colleges at the university (40-50K).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run by faculty, so the business acumen and responsiveness is poor. People in management become complacent because they have tenure and there is no incentive to improve. Review and provide constructive criticism to force change. Stadium decision considerably dented morale for instructors and faculty.

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    Positive Outlook
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  5. Colorado State is a great place to gain experience as an undergraduate student.

    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant

    I worked at Colorado State University

    Pros

    Fort Collins is a great location to live and has many things to offer. CSU itself has many good professors to learn from and many areas of research to explore.

    Cons

    The main negative of CSU is the funds the university generates are allocated effectively and as such some departments lack the funds they need to adequately educate their students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend some better fund allocation; less money into sports and more money in the STEM projects.

  6. Easy and Interesting hourly Job

    Current Employee - Custodial in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Custodial in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Colorado State University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    easy, interesting people, works with my schedule

    Cons

    pay, monotonous, no freedom(not that its expected)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Generally a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Colorado State University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I have a fabulous boss, which always makes all the difference. The CSU campus is generally a great place to work - love the benefits.

    Cons

    Some units have more issues than others. Luckily I'm not in one of those. During busy times work-life balance is hard, but my supervisor cares about that and finds ways to compensate for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have great leadership in Tony Frank - he really cares about the university and I trust his decisions. I really like my direct supervisor - that makes all the difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Colorado State University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It has been a great learning experience so far and I enjoy what I am doing. Interacting with students and sharing advice with them makes me more confident of my skills and my knowledge.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it gets hard to communicate with professors and understand what they really want me to do. Often, students do not follow instructions and make my life harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful to scale down the amount of work that TAs are made to do every week. If we are appointed to work 20 hours a week, let us please work only 20 hours a week and not more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Colorado State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and interesting research opportunities. Fort Collins is great and is close to the mountains.

    Cons

    Experience very much depends on who you work for. Support, pay, and resources are highly variable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Colorado State University

    Pros

    Good co-workers
    Flexible schedule with school
    Management is awesome
    Work is laid back
    Great college job

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. The Office of Admissions at Colorado State University is a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado State University

    Pros

    Awesome training programs, lots of opportunity for growth and very accommodating around your school schedule!

    Cons

    Compensation wasn't stellar but not horrible.

    Recommends

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