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East Tennessee State Reviews in Johnson City, TN

Updated February 7, 2015
Updated February 7, 2015
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Environment and good benefit

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    Former Employee - Administration Office Worker in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Administration Office Worker in Johnson City, TN

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

    Pros

    Very nice campus environment and friendly co-workers. Job is not hard, but very good pay and benefit.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance can be a little hard to achieve when it gets busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, horrible pay and atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Support Staff in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Support Staff in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at East Tennessee State

    Pros

    The benefits ate fantastic! Great annual and sick time, a paid week off at Christmas, free tuition for employees, excellent health insurance.

    Cons

    Pay is horribly below average. If you can't play politics you will not survive. Whatever you do, don't ever think the HR department will help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat ALL employees fairly, not just administrators. Clean house in HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Administration Needs Thinned Out

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

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

    Pros

    I loved my years with ETSU. There are some phenomenal members of the faculty and staff.

    Cons

    I developed an ulcer trying to improve the quality of the programs at ETSU. There are a large number of faculty and staff that do more harm than good to the university. Administration is bloated and overpaid, tenure is abused, and adjuncts are overused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at what value you're getting for the resources that you hold. Clean house at every level and give the students better value.

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  5.  

    Worried about the future direction of the university

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Administrator in Johnson City, TN

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

    Pros

    Located in a beautiful part of the country. The campus is prettier than many campuses. The easy-going culture lifestyle of the area makes life less stressful.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to the same position at other universities. Very little chance for a raise. Lots of changes within the university provide a bleak atmosphere that is felt around the campus. Shrinking budgets in each department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Little bucs

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

    I have been working at East Tennessee State part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's wonderful and it counts as scholarship money. It's a better alternative as a student then working fast food.

    Cons

    I don't get to work enough and I don't make enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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 (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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  9.  

    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 (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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    people work in a team effert. the benefits.

    Cons

    it did not pay enough.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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