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Overall - good place to work

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Professor
Former Employee - Professor

I worked at Ferris State University full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

For a university - leadership pretty accessible. Friendly and helpful staff and faculty. Small town feel - many people have been there ten years or more. Not overly bureaucratic. Room for self initiative. A lot of really good "teachers".

Cons

Lots of interim management. A bit adversarial in union negotiations. On the other hand - union was unnecessarily combative. President made a lot of noise when he came in about being real collaborative and seeking the voice of staff and faculty. Mostly smoke and mirrors - sought the advice, but ignored it as best i can tell.

Advice to Management

Deans have got to be held more accountable and more of an advocate for their staff and faculty. A bit of the King of the Silo effect.

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  1. Decent places to work for while attending college.

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

    I have been working at Ferris State University

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are always very good about working around your classes and schedule. In most cases they don't mind if you need to call in.

    Cons

    There is very little room to grow. In most cases the jobs are paying minimum wage and offer small raises.

    Advice to Management

    If I had to offer Ferris advice. It would be to pay closer attention to how much work the student employees do.


  2. Media Supply Clerk

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Clerk - Media Supply in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Clerk - Media Supply in Big Rapids, MI

    I worked at Ferris State University part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great part time work for a full time student. Management was great and allowed for great flexibly for busy student life.

    Cons

    The work was often very boring, but that is just the nature of this position. Customers that are not familiar with rules can be a pain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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