Iowa State University

  www.iastate.edu
  www.iastate.edu
There are newer employer reviews for Iowa State University

 

Great school if you can manage the location

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Ames, IA
Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Ames, IA

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

Pros

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

Cons

Work-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 ManagementAdvice

In 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

204 Other Employee Reviews for Iowa State University (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Excellent environment for study, research and work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ames, IA

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, library with all you need; you can do all kinds of sports you like; love the food on campus especially UDCC marketplace. Located in a peaceful town of Iowa. Never regretted joining the Ph.D. program here

    Cons

    Very cold in winter. Located in the middle of nowhere.

  2.  

    Satisfied with my position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, IA

    I have been working at Iowa State University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work environment is acceptable. You get to collaborate with people in different fields outside of your expertise. Acceptable pay and good benefits.

    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 and use student health. Also you are required to pay some student fees. However, you are given retirement benefits that you don't receive as a student. You can purchase faculty/staff parking as well which has better locations than student parking but at an additional cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if post-docs would be treated entirely as staff and none of this in between crap that we have to deal with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
There are newer employer reviews for Iowa State University

Work at Iowa State University? Share Your Experiences

Iowa State University

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.