Ferris State University Reviews

Updated May 11, 2015
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  1. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!


  2. Campus

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    Former Employee - Dsa in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Dsa in Big Rapids, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  3. Ferris State Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Rapids, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of team work and allows for very flexible hours. Also some positions allow for homework to be done at the same time which is an huge advantage.

    Cons

    Employees are asked to stay late before breaks to make sure all residents are checked out properly. All hours of the week have to be covered by someone which means some people have to work any hours from 12:30pm to 7:30 am.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have the time for this job and don't sign up for early morning shifts if you're not a morning person. Also you must be very organized and have to multi task with out messing up.


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  5. Very supportive of student internship development.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferris State University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  6. Good position for a full time student

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferris State University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible with hours. Got to choose my own hours

    Cons

    Can be stressful work environment


  7. Williams Auditorium

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferris State University

    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.


  8. Faculty

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Big Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Faculty in Big Rapids, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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. 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

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay rate, flexible scheduling, and creative freedom

    Cons

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


  10. Good employer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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


  11. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferris State University full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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



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