Iowa State University
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www.iastate.edu Ames, IA 5000+ Employees

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Great school if you can manage the location

Assistant Professor (Former Employee)
Ames, IA

I worked at Iowa State University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGenerally friendly staff and faculty, eager students, decent resources for a land-grant school.

ConsWork-life balance isn't great, students tend to feel a bit entitled, not easy to recruit top graduate students, there's not much going on in Ames.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn my situation I found few good collaborative activities despite the lip service. Way too much paper pushing for faculty. The downturn of '08 diminished staff to dangerously low levels.

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

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Excellent environment for study, research and work

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Ames, IA

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


Pros: Beautiful campus, library with all you need; you can do all kinds of sports you like; love the food… Cons: Very cold in winter. Located in the middle of nowhere. More

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Satisfied with my position.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee)
Ames, IA

I have been working at Iowa State University full-time for less than a year


Pros: The work environment is acceptable. You get to collaborate with people… Cons: As a post-doc, you are really treated as neither a student nor faculty/staff. You are somewhere in between. You are still given student health insurance… Advice to Senior Management: It would be nice if post-docs would be treated entirely as staff… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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