East Tennessee State
3.8 of 5 17 reviews
www.etsu.edu Johnson City, TN 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jan 12, 2014

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3.8 17 reviews

                             

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Brian Noland

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85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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it was a great place to work.

Maintenance (Former Employee)
Johnson City, TN

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

Prospeople work in a team effert. the benefits.

Consit did not pay enough.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ok in the short term, but a definite career killer in the long run.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at East Tennessee State

ProsNice mountainous local environment, good for outdoor activities and families.
Some professors are very collaborative, enthusiastic, and great teachers.

ConsLots of elderly professors (70-80) who are out of touch with modern culture & education methods. Chairmen show no interest in mentoring or developing staff & faculty. Excessive and obvious gender bias & disparity in salaries. Financial Aid Dept is a disaster. Admin hires too many adjuncts at low pay who don't care about teaching well. Not enough faculty to cover courses.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop using research institute criteria for hiring and promotion; this school will never draw enough funding to justify such unreasonable expectations. Instead, play to the strengths of the rural setting and hire some people who can TEACH!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Working at ETSU has been rewarding.

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Johnson City, TN

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsThey 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.

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. Loved my time there. Had many friends that I will maintain.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at East Tennessee State

ProsNice people. Beautiful environment. Friendly and inexpensive part of the country. I will always remember my time there fondly.

ConsState funding environment is not good. Budget battles will continue as state funding decreases every year.

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Not Bad

Assistant Director (Current Employee)
Johnson City, TN

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

ProsGreat benefits, laid back and informal environment.

ConsNot many growth opportunities, low pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on incentives for employees to do a good job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great summer experience

Lab Technician (Former Employee)
Johnson City, TN

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

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

ConsThe office for hiring was hard to work with.

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Good for the small student-teacher ration educational experience

Graduate Student (Current Employee)
Johnson City, TN

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

ProsSmall intimate school
Have some great faculty advisors

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

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that it is the smaller people that make the University run

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

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ETSU is a good employer.

Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)
Johnson City, TN

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

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

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

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

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Office politics & poor communication between departments.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Columbia, SC

I have been working at East Tennessee State

ProsConvenient, lively location. Safe, friendly atmosphere. Ability to work with and meet all types of new people.

ConsLots of red tape and office politics. Different departments within school fighting for funds & resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't ignore the dedicated workers you already have. Give proper credit, respect, pay, and benefits.

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Great learning experience

Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)
Johnson City, TN

I worked at East Tennessee State

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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