Columbus State University
3.3 of 5 13 reviews
www.columbusstate.edu Columbus, GA

Columbus State University Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
Columbus State University – Columbus – “CSU Clock Tower at main campus”

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3.3 13 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Columbus State University President Timothy S. Mescon

Timothy S. Mescon

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Time Consuming

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Columbus State University

ProsPays for housing. Small stipend

ConsManagment disregard other school obligations

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

Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
Columbus, GA

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

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

ConsSmall 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 Senior ManagementShow 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great mid-size University in which to work.

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

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

ProsFriendly 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.

ConsLike 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 Senior ManagementIt takes money to make money. Give professor monetary incentives to write grants.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pleasant place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Columbus State University part-time

ProsWork/Life balance is very good.

ConsShared financial resources make some activities very difficult.

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Great Educational Opportunity at Columbus State University!

Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)
Columbus, GA

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

ProsEstablished Education Department with strong facility.

ConsSmall 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 Senior ManagementWith 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible Boss is the only way to sum up this job. part time job with requirements of a full time job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Columbus State University

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementloosen up

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Excellent University with major growth potential

Student Assistant (Current Employee)
Columbus, GA

I have been working at Columbus State University part-time for more than a year

Pros- Great Work Enviroment
- Easy to get along with Co-Workers

Cons- Communication amongst departments could be better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work but poor pay

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Columbus State University

ProsGreat people at the company that makes working there really fun and rewarding, you also have a bunch of input in what you have to do.

ConsVery hard to get a raise even to keep up with inflation as a normal employee while managers and executives seem to keep getting them.

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Keep a low profile, you should be Ok.

Network Specialist CINS (Former Employee)
Columbus, GA

I worked at Columbus State University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSolid Benefits, Faculty and Students are pretty awesome.

ConsHuman Resources and Campus Police are very dishonest. Campus Police will toss your office without a search warrant looking for a reason to terminate you...Every level of Management should be scrapped.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo everybody a big favor and quit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Columbus State University - Good Benefits okay pay

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Columbus, GA

I worked at Columbus State University

ProsBenefits are great. Where else can you start a job that will give you 3 weeks vacation at the end of the 1st year? Also good insurance and sick leave. Insurance is expensive however. Professional environment with mostly competent co-workers. Work is well explained and follow up with my supervisor was promt and accurate.

ConsNo overtime. Even if you work more than 40 hours you can only get comp time. With the state budget the way it is cuts have been made and more may be on the way. Some departments are better than others in recognition and professional development.

Advice to Senior ManagementI was way away from senior management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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