Columbus State University Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
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  1. Work

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    Current Contractor - Grad Assistant in Columbus, GA
    Current Contractor - Grad Assistant in Columbus, GA

    I have been working at Columbus State University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good School in a great location

    Cons

    Parking is very hard here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Columbus State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and professors in the ESS department but thats it.

    Cons

    CSU is headed down hill fast. Sometimes HR would just lose the paper work for me to get paid...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace everyone at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbus State University

    Pros

    Great Place to work and great people

    Cons

    the south of Columbus is a mess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

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  5. Upside potential but campus in administrative disarray

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbus State University full-time

    Pros

    This institution as all the elements to be a fine school and workplace. The surrounding community has lots of amenities. The current campuses have a number of newer features including a fantastic student activities center. The downtown arts campus is as urban and picturesque as any small town campus I've ever seen. The city is situated so that it is easy to get to and from Atlanta.

    Cons

    The central administration is weak leaving the campus management in complete disarray. The faculty are devious and backbiting and run rampant over management. The state continues to make massive funding cuts to the institution. There is little commitment to diversity among faculty and staff hires. Personnel development is nearly unheard of except for a chosen few who seem to get all the dollars. Also, except for the same chosen few, staff haven't had a raise in almost ten years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The central administration needs a major shake-up. The deadwood on the faculty need to be bought out, which would solve a lot of the managerial issues. The state needs to start funding its higher education programs, which would help Columbus State not only make better faculty hires and fund staff cost of living increases, but would also help fulfill campus expansion and improvement plans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Time Consuming

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbus State University

    Pros

    Pays for housing. Small stipend

    Cons

    Managment disregard other school obligations

  7. Workable time at a mid level university that thinks it's higher then it is.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Columbus, GA

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

    Pros

    Great facilities in the arts and business schools. Good class sizes at the moment. Great climate compared to the north. Great community involvement.

    Cons

    Small universities often have identity issues. This place wants to be ranked higher then it is. They just don't have the funding or mindset to walk the walk. No raises in 5+ years. State funding issues. Cuts in staffing for facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show off who we are. It seems as if we're trying to be a research one level school, but without the funding and mindset. Teaching loads are just right for a II tear school. Trying to get up higher requires a shift in load and funding for outside research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great mid-size University in which to work.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant (GA) in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant (GA) in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Columbus State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Creative environment. Nice campus. The IT department is cutting edge and works with large corporations to bring the latest technology on campus. This is great for staff, faculty and students.

    Cons

    Like most Universities all too often colleges are in their own silo. The entrepreneurial spirit is preached in the College of Business but not practiced on campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It takes money to make money. Give professor monetary incentives to write grants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Educational Opportunity at Columbus State University!

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Columbus State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Established Education Department with strong facility.

    Cons

    Small town mentality for the program- which I suppose is to be expected for an Education Department- as the majority of graduates stay in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the Fort Benning so close, they should really start preparing to have transplanted students (from around the country- especially military wives) who will leave after graduation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Pleasant place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbus State University part-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Shared financial resources make some activities very difficult.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. Terrible Boss is the only way to sum up this job. part time job with requirements of a full time job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbus State University

    Pros

    flexible work hours, great people to work alongside, easy to get into

    Cons

    boss is over-riding and expects too much from a part time job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen up

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