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Graduate research assistant in mechanical engineering.

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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA

I have been working at Iowa State University full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great programs, great campus, great town.

Cons

Some departments are very bureaucratic.

Advice to Management

Trim out some of the bureaucracy on things such as purchasing.

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  1. helping low income families over come food insecurities

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant 11 in Marion, IA
    Former Employee - Program Assistant 11 in Marion, IA

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits & Salary. Great program curiculum to help families.

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations for meeting individual goals.

    Advice to Management

    understand that individuals have to work during the day and meeting them one on one isn't as easy as they think.


  2. A dedicated staff that supported employess.

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    Former Employee - Academic Peer Mentor in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Academic Peer Mentor in Ames, IA

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours and self guided work that allowed student-employess freedom to schedule work as they saw fit. As long as deadlines were met, supervisors were very happy.

    Cons

    A lack of organization at meetings led to loss of productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Require ideas at the doors of meetings to streamline efforts


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