East Tennessee State Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Great atmosphere, great campus but low wages.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at East Tennessee State full-time

    Pros

    Great Students, invested and hardworking, beautiful campus and collegial atmosphere amongst faculty. New football team. Great Benefits. New President that has done a lot of changes in different ways. He is definitely invested in improving ETSU.

    Cons

    Very low salary staff and faculty compare to other university in the region. Budget cut all around the university. Very little chance for a raise unless you get an other position somewhere else which is tough for the faculty's moral. Seems like there is little recognition for the faculties/departments investment from the higher administration.

    Advice to Management

    Improve as much as possible the competitiveness of the salaries, it will benefit the student's body as much as the University all around.


  2. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at East Tennessee State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great students, supportive staff and faculty, good benefits for employees, good infrastructure and support services like physical plant and OIT.

    Cons

    Administration has too many people, slow to respond, student services have problematic areas. Salary low compared to peer institutions.


  3. Good Environment and good benefit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Working in one of America's most beautiful regions!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at East Tennessee State full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent location, quality of life and place to raise a family. Diverse academic offering and flagship public health sciences institution. Good access to other major cities and recreation in all seasons. Strong work ethic among population. Lots of first generation students.

    Cons

    Undervalued by region. State funding declines.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the great story and work.


  6. Worried about the future direction of the university

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  7. Little bucs

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Good work for a student

    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

    I have been working at East Tennessee State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Works well with your class schedule.

    Cons

    Very limited hours for student workers


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyed the laid back atmosphere with the students.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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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