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Updated April 21, 2015
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Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • Departments are run very well and by good people (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people, works around a school schedule if you want to take classes (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is low and there is not much room to move up on the totem pole (in 5 reviews)

  • Pay is minimum wage other than that, not too many cons (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Admission Counselor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Southern University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great office to work in and great experience!

    Cons

    As all admissions offices - long hours. Still enjoyed my time there!

  2. Mixed Feelings

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Statesboro, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University part-time

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

    Pros

    -Discounted meal plans
    -Group participation in company events and community (Relay for Life)
    -Flexible with class schedule

    Cons

    -Lots of managers
    -disrespectful
    no communication between some of the departments in their chain in command

    Advice to Management

    Get more training and stop treating the student employees like they do not deserve respect.

  3. Learning Commons Assistant

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    Current Employee - Learning Commons Assistant
    Current Employee - Learning Commons Assistant

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, Everyone always has a positive attitude, raises every year

    Cons

    Sometimes it can get very repetitive

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  5. Computer Lab Assistant

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    Current Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Computer Lab Assistant in Statesboro, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University

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

    Pros

    Great Part Time Job, great experience ,

    Cons

    No internship credit, a lot of idle time

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  6. Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Chemistry Department

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Statesboro, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoyed my flexible work schedule. Overall, most of the professors in the department are friendly and easy to work with, so that makes working in the lab a good experience. Preparing for lab is important for all labs to go smoothly; this means spending time before lab reviewing materials and preparing yourself for any questions that students may ask.

    Cons

    Some of the professors in the department may have different expectations/rules for their lab, so making sure that you both have a clear understanding of what is expected is important. Working with college students can be difficult at times, especially when they do not read the lab manual beforehand. Patience and preparation is key.

    Advice to Management

    Require all chemistry teaching assistants attend the meetings so labs go smoothly.

  7. Staff member in various campus departments.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work overall. Good facilities, always building, and good people overall. Most departments are fairly close-knit but there is still good cooperation between departments.

    There is a great deal of extremely cheap housing around the area, which is a plus.

    Cons

    It's located in a small college town. Outside of the university there is not much else to do. Summers can be quite daunting if you're not used to south Georgia weather -- extremely humid. Also, gnats. Lots of them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to improve. It's very easy to sit in a comfortable spot and not improve processes but it makes a big difference.

  8. Helpful (3)

    RUN from the Office of Marketing & Communications!!!!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Statesboro, GA

    I worked at Georgia Southern University full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, awesome President, friendly environment.
    Busy environment and great networking throughout the University. Lots of opportunity to become involved.

    Cons

    Nepotism, poor department management, unqualified individuals in senior positions.
    It's sad when you have an amazingly talented team and the leadership is so unqualified that even HR can do nothing to assist them. When you have to train and retrain senior management on how to manage a small staff you clearly have hired the wrong person. The M&C department continues to lose qualified individuals left and right because of management and everyone (executive management) just looks the other way. Especially when you have other executives asking if management is bi-polar, or has multiple personalities. If you don't mind working in a toxic environment where you are called into your boss' office and questioned on why you don't like them because you didn't ask how they were doing when they were on crutches, then this is the place for you. If you enjoy hearing about your manager (or lack thereof) and their relationships, then this is the place for you. Also, if you don't mind constantly working with HR and filing formal complaints, then this is absolutely the place for you. This department has lost 9 employees in the last year and a half. Retention tells you a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Select qualified managers to place in senior positions. It's unacceptable for senior management to have ZERO management capabilities and to question industry standards; their own industry might I add (laughable). Clean house from the top in M&C and you will notice your HR complaints in that department drastically decline and you may be able to retain the individuals you personally hire.

  9. Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Statesboro, GA

    I worked at Georgia Southern University part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great experience and training. Great opportunities for leadership experience and networking.

    Cons

    Compensation was a little low.

  10. Faculty

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

    I worked at Georgia Southern University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice, laid back environment in a college town.

    Cons

    Difficult to establish a research career.

  11. Great place for students to work

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Statesboro, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University

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

    Pros

    The have a lot of opportunities for student employment on campus.

    Cons

    They will fire you if you forget to approve your time at the end of the week.

    Advice to Management

    Become more fair on letting students go these are some students only work options.

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