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Not very rewarding

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Current Employee - Associate Professor in Allendale, MI
Current Employee - Associate Professor in Allendale, MI

I have been working at Grand Valley State University

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Friendly environment; nice campus, small size classes

Cons

Too fucused on teaching; low salary;

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  1. GVSU -- Better Than Nothing, But Not Much...

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    Former Employee - Manager in Allendale, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Allendale, MI

    I worked at Grand Valley State University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Collegial setting. Benefits can be good, though University makes liberal use of adjunct appointments including for staff, eliminating the need to provide job security or full benefits.

    Cons

    Incompetent management at various levels. University-wide initiatives often implemented hastily and without adequate communication, training, or quality assurance evaluation or feedback. For the most part, various departments/divisions are run like "fiefdoms," and staff treated like chattel. Management self-preservation is paramount at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Knee-jerk management is not a quality of a "world-class" higher education institution. GVSU lacks a clear-cut mission and set of guiding principles to which senior management should be held accountable -- not just in words, but deeds.

  2. Grand Valley has great educational experiences

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grand Valley State University

    Pros

    Great Environment, and Open Minded people

    Cons

    Difficult to get in as full time

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