Grand Valley State University
3.8 of 5 34 reviews
www.gvsu.edu Allendale, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Grand Valley is a large school that tries to function like a small school. Staff are very unprofessional.

Student Worker (Current Employee)
Allendale, MI

I have been working at Grand Valley State University part-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you don't value quality, professionalism, or making a name for yourself, Grand Valley is a great place to work!

ConsVery disorganized and impossible to find information you need.

Advice to Senior ManagementStaff members should behave like professionals. Too often I overhear crude comments from full-time staff. It is impossible to find answers to your questions unless you suck up to the head of each office! You will never receive feedback for your concerns - instead, staff offputs the blame for their lack of knowledge on others, leaving inquirers without answers. Please improve communication and standardization between departments, for example between Events Services and Facilities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worth it, very good people

Visiting Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI

I have been working at Grand Valley State University full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: nice locations, great people, good student population Cons: very conservative environment, facilities could be improved Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Telephone Outreach Program caller

Student Fundraising Specialist (Former Employee)

I worked at Grand Valley State University part-time for more than a year


Pros: Nobody really wants to be the person asking for money from alumni, but without financial contributions every single university would suffer. So with that said,… Cons: Some people you have to call can be incredibly rude, but you have to keep their perspective in mind too. If you don't know how… Advice to Senior Management: Keep up the positive atmosphere, because the best part about… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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