East Stroudsburg University

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East Stroudsburg University Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at East Stroudsburg University

    Pros

    Great recreation program the professors work hard

    Cons

    The budget cuts get worse each year

  2.  

    graduate assistant at east stoudsburg university

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in East Stroudsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in East Stroudsburg, PA

    I have been working at East Stroudsburg University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    working with smart professors and students with high passion to learn

    Cons

    job sometimes it too easy

  3.  

    Very diverse campus with a lot of opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at East Stroudsburg University

    Pros

    State College, Cheaper Tuition, Mid-size Classrooms

    Cons

    Downsizing Curriculum, Reduction of Federal/State Funding, Increasing Tuition

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    ESU

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at East Stroudsburg University

    Pros

    Steady work good benefits free tuition for your kids

    Cons

    little chance of promotion, Pay could be higher

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    RA

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in East Stroudsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in East Stroudsburg, PA

    I have been working at East Stroudsburg University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    rewarding
    room waiver
    priority registration
    awesome hours
    get to meet lots of new people

    Cons

    late night calls
    should get a higher pay
    can be challenging at times
    lots of paperwork
    lots of names and faces to remember

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you're not a people person, don't do it.

    Recommends
  7.  

    toxic atmophere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at East Stroudsburg University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people to work with in my department, hard working people

    Cons

    people are treated with disrespect, decisions are made without the input or feedback of the people who are impacted by their decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an atmosphere of trust and cooperation by treating people with respect instead of pawns. Look at the big picture not just the saving of pennies at the expense of the students and staff moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    ESU Review

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    Current Employee - Custodian in East Stroudsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Custodian in East Stroudsburg, PA

    I have been working at East Stroudsburg University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good working environment. The people are great.

    Cons

    Their are no promotions because everything is done by seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward workers that work hard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    decent school. I was in their Public Relations track

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at East Stroudsburg University

    Pros

    Majority of the professors here are passionate about what they teach, and are willing to teach in very interactive ways. I was here for two and a half years before I transferred to florida for family reasons, and I must admit that when I compare it to my school here there is a noticeable quality difference. The professors at ESU are very easy to work with for the most part. of course you will have your occasional unmoving professor. But overall, all of my professors, even for my gen.eds. were extremely helpful and gave me a lot of advice. I would have rather stayed at ESU than transferred to Florida

    I always lived off campus, but had a friend in the dorms. They were decent sized, but kind of outdated. But we did have fun playing soccer down the corridor. When I transferred out, they were building new dorms, and those dorms I actually saw on a msn article online with the listings of top 20 best college dorms. so I'm guessing they are pretty nice.

    There is a good sense of connection with other students. this is because there is a lot of sports area on campus that is available to everyone. The quad is often used for sunbathing, waterballoon fights, football, and ultimate Frisbee is kinda a big thing there.

    Cons

    there isn't much for off campus entertainment. not many close restaurants or bars or anything like that so if your looking for a party school, trust me this isn't it. (but you will get a good education)

    The administration aspect of this school undermines the quality of the school. while the professors are awesome, the management makes it difficult to get things done timely, and the financial aid office is difficult.

    Parking is a nightmare, but i'm pretty sure just about every college/ university has that problem

    biggest problem I saw was internships, if you want an internship you are probably going to be traveling an hour or two... depending on your major of course because there really isn't much in east Stroudsburg.

    and they increase tuition twice while I was there and got rid of the nursing department so everyone had to transfer out that was in that program. big budget cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need more entertainment options, and better food options

  10.  

    I found them good to work for except for the temporary nature of the arrangement.

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    Former Employee - Temporary Professor in East Stroudsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Temporary Professor in East Stroudsburg, PA

    I worked at East Stroudsburg University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in the department I was in. Good colleagues. Students were generally very good to work with. Excellent benefits for my family.

    Cons

    Temps don't get respect from other faculty or administration. No path to get off the temporary treadmill if you can't get your PhD right away which wasn't financially feasible for me. Could have done it part time while also dedicating myself to teaching but they only want PhDs due to state funding formulas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a career path for temps to get on a tenure track while working toward their PhD. I was good at what I did and totally dedicated to the school and teaching the students there but was only allowed to stay a certain amount of time due to school policies. I would have loved to stay and make a career of it.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    East Stroudsburg University is a very fun place to pretend to get an education.

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in East Stroudsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in East Stroudsburg, PA

    I worked at East Stroudsburg University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professors are very good. They care quite a bit about the academid performance and knowledge gained from students.

    Cons

    However, it is very easy to get good grades and an education by doing the minimal. None of the professors push you to succeed in that instance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Do more for the students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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