East Tennessee State

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East Tennessee State Reviews in Johnson City, TN

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    I loved it, but that's probably largely due to the fact that they were paying for my education.

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Clerk  in  Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at East Tennessee State full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was great because they paid for some of my education, and I got to help people. I learned so much about the underinsured / underpriviledged community how our healthcare system need an extreme overhaul. I learned so much about a different culture, and it didn't take long before I fell in love with the culture.

    Cons

    There was always gossip and someone trying to underhandedly get someone fired because they don't see eye to eye on things. You better not mess around and joke with the wrong person who just might be having a bad day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HAVE A MANUAL FOR GODS SAKE ON WHAT TO DO UP AT THE FRONT DESK BECAUSE THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO TIME FOR TRAINING. REQUIRE EVERY POLICY, EVERY REQUEST TO BE SENT BY EMAIL SO THERE IS NO MISTAKE IF IT WAS ACTUALLY DISCUSSED. I DON'T MEAN TO YELL, BUT IT'S SO OBVIOUS AFTER THEIR TURNOVER RATE.

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    Enjoyed the laid back atmosphere with the students.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Johnson City, TN

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

    Pros

    Laid back atomosphere, great benefits at the time.

    Cons

    Pay is way off. Managers in positions because of their education not knowledge or experience and this hurts the employees. HR needs to change policies so the university doesn't loose good people because of imbecile higher ups on power trips.

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    Too much control over employees. Depending on the department, managers may be wonderful clinicans but horrible administrators. Employees suffer for higher ups attitudes and if someone has it out for you, don't try and advance yourself in that department or you will be a target for sure! HR allows good people to be done this way, need to change the policy!

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  3.  

    A decent employer to work for while you learn whether you want to work in academia or not

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative in Johnson City, TN

    I worked at East Tennessee State full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very enriching atmosphere to work in with highly educated people

    Cons

    Too many personal politics interfering with how a person is able to work and foster a positive attitude while doing what they were hired to do

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  5.  

    it was a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance  in  Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Johnson City, TN

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

    Pros

    people work in a team effert. the benefits.

    Cons

    it did not pay enough.

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  6.  

    Working at ETSU has been rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at East Tennessee State part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The supervisors are willing to work with you.
    You get to set you own hours.
    The office setting is quiet and people leave you alone so you can actually get stuff done.

    Cons

    They don't install the latest software on the computers.
    The office is not open on the weekends.
    All you get is a cubical not an entire office.

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  7.  

    Not Bad

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director  in  Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at East Tennessee State full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, laid back and informal environment.

    Cons

    Not many growth opportunities, low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on incentives for employees to do a good job.

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  8.  

    Great summer experience

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician  in  Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Johnson City, TN

    I worked at East Tennessee State part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    ETSU has good work relations, decent pay for an undergraduate worker.

    Cons

    The office for hiring was hard to work with.

  9.  

    Good for the small student-teacher ration educational experience

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at East Tennessee State full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small intimate school
    Have some great faculty advisors

    Cons

    To get ahead sometimes it is who you know not how qualified you are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that it is the smaller people that make the University run

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  10.  

    ETSU is a good employer.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Johnson City, TN

    I worked at East Tennessee State part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid for my graduate degree. Safe, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Politics--but what place doesn't have that?

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  11.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Johnson City, TN

    I worked at East Tennessee State

    Pros

    Improved exposure to teaching
    Improved communication skills
    Great place to work
    New growth opportunities
    Excellent weather in north East Tennessee

    Cons

    Small place
    No night life
    No good restaurants in the vicinity
    parking sucks
    concert sucks
    food in the cafetaria sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more parking space in east tennessee state university, johnson City, Tennessee, United states Area code 3 7 6 1 4

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