Emporia State University Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Emporia State University graduate teaching assistant experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS

    I worked at Emporia State University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great tuition reimbursement and lots of flexibility and freedom in how you want to organize your classroom.

    Cons

    Graduate teaching assistants are given very little training in the field of teaching, so inexperienced instructors often felt a little lost.


  2. Loved it!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emporia State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and nice campus

    Cons

    The city is so small and far away from things

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job


  3. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emporia State University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff were average, not overly helpful but not unkind for the most part. I would say my experience here was adequate to get by but not incredibly growth oriented.

    Cons

    Nothing too bad but I did see one of the nursing staff publicly berating a student once in the hallway in front of many students. It was a real turn off but not a reflection on the university as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    No particular advice. My experience was helpful, in its way, but I wouldn't say it was anything extraordinary. I know some of the full-time staff (professors) were turned off by the university but I wasn't full-time or a professor so my interactions were likely very different.


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  5. Student Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Emporia, KS

    I have been working at Emporia State University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    On Campus job close to home

    Cons

    Low income which barley can cover food expenses


  6. Administrative Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emporia State University

    Pros

    Flexible and have great benefits.

    Cons

    not much career movement or development


  7. Not a bad gig, if you have the right boss

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Emporia, KS

    I have been working at Emporia State University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of time off Work-school balance (only 20 hours per week) Get to know faculty Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Low man on the totem pole (don't expect a lot of respect) Lots of bureaucracy in decision making No training, growth or advancement Get in trouble for petty things

    Advice to Management

    Some departments treat their GTA's great. Others do not. More training should be conducted on proper procedures. Give the GTA's a little more respect than just basic student workers.


  8. On-campus part-time job, great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emporia State University

    Pros

    This job involves multiple tasks which helps me gain work experience. This on-campus job also helps enrich my school life and enlarge my social network.

    Cons

    The office equipment is outdated. The whole office system needs to be updated routinely. The management is relatively inefficient.


  9. Esu is fantastic! They are very flexible and work with you!

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Emporia, KS

    I have been working at Emporia State University part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and work with your schedule

    Cons

    Can only work 20 hours a week if in school


  10. One of the greatest times in my life!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emporia State University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ESU is a small state university with the feel and look of private liberal arts school. Administration is available. Teaching is flexible and academic freedom is protected. Despite funding cuts, they were transparent in the decisions that needed to be made in order to maintain the excellence of the university.

    Cons

    State funding cuts made it difficult for the department to move forward with searches, which made it difficult to grow the programs. Also, the town is quaint, but many choose not to live there.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes decisions are made that could use a little more rationale communicated.


  11. International Ambassador

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emporia State University

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment and relatively easy tasks.

    Cons

    must be able to be social



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