Iowa State University
4.1 of 5 160 reviews
www.iastate.edu Ames, IA 5000+ Employees

160 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Decent place to be a graduate student

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Ames, IA

ProsI worked in a small department with a generally cohesive/ supportive atmosphere (though I hear this is not always the case in larger departments); Decent pay given the cost of living in Ames, IA; Far less pretentious than many other universities

ConsPretty culturally homogenous; Definitely on the politically "red" side of the spectrum (some may consider this a pro)

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce administrative waste and pass on the savings to under-supported departments that are doing great work with embarassingly little support

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    Great start of my career

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Ames, IA

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


    Pros: Good environment, nice people and happy life Cons: None, except for the bad whether in winters. More
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    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


    Pros: Generally friendly staff and faculty, eager students, decent resources for… Cons: Work-life balance isn't great, students tend to feel a bit entitled, not… Advice to Senior Management: In my situation I found few good collaborative activities despite the lip service. Way too… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
There are newer reviews on Iowa State University.

Worked for Iowa State University? Contribute to the Community!

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

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Iowa State University reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Iowa State University CEO Steven Leath. All reviews posted anonymously by Iowa State University employees.