Ferris State University Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Campus

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    Former Employee - Dsa in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Dsa in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work study is guaranteed pay and experience and you work with fellow peers.

    Cons

    Not always the most interesting jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to treat the students with respect. They are working for you by choice.


  2. Media Supply Clerk

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    Former Employee - Clerk - Media Supply in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Clerk - Media Supply in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great part time work for a full time student. Management was great and allowed for great flexibly for busy student life.

    Cons

    The work was often very boring, but that is just the nature of this position. Customers that are not familiar with rules can be a pain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  3. Ferris State University Office Manager

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Big Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is really a community environment at Ferris State University. The small town makes for an environment where it is easy to get to know people. They are flexible with time off and half days when you need to take care of personal business.

    Cons

    The small town can sometimes limit people in their personal and professional growth. There is a limit to how far you can go at a University of this size.

    Advice to Management

    They can do a better job of providing assistants to departments in need. I know they do a lot of shifting around to save jobs but leave some departments hanging with out a lot of support for the department.


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  5. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ferris State University full-time

    Pros

    - Establish close relationships -Higher management treat their employees with respect -Dining offers gourmet food at the Rock

    Cons

    -Location, it's in the middle of no where


  6. Good employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy going workplace, good bosses.

    Cons

    Hard to get ft work. When the school is on break, you are out of work and that gets exspensive.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Overall, it was a job that paid well with flexible scheduling

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Big Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay rate, flexible scheduling, and creative freedom

    Cons

    A decentralized environment where requests may take a while to be fulfilled


  8. Faculty

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Big Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Faculty in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ferris State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focused engineering, technology curriculums. Technology faculty have significant industrial experience and not just academic experience. Teaching focus to pass on the profession. Big Rapids is a good rural community vs congested metro life.

    Cons

    Focused engineering, technology curriculums tend to make people overly protective of their "turf". Too myopic sometimes. Lately, administration is changing university focus in a direction away from a career focus and more to political correctness, liberal arts, and general education.

    Advice to Management

    Administration is changing university focus in a direction away from a career focus and more to political correctness, liberal arts, and general education.


  9. Williams Auditorium

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Getting to work during different performances and events is a lot of fun. I enjoy the theatre in general which is a major added benefit of being able to work there.

    Cons

    Hours are inconsistent due to schedule of events.


  10. Good position for a full time student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible with hours. Got to choose my own hours

    Cons

    Can be stressful work environment


  11. Very supportive of student internship development.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very supportive of internship development and benefits.

    Cons

    The funding/budgetary model is broken. You are not rewarded for efforts or substantial growth in internship numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Support those who want to grow the program. Reward positive behavior vs. settling for mediocrity.



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