Georgia Southern University

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Georgia Southern University Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
75 Reviews
3.8
75 Reviews
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Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.
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33 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Could be great, but never will be.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Statesboro, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University full-time

    Pros

    Students are great to work with. Junior faculty are hard working and progressive and some of the senior faculty are as well.

    Cons

    Some horrible senior faculty are miserable people, tenured, and disruptive to culture. Listening to constant complaining at every meeting year after year gets old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reallocate resources to reduce service load on junior faculty (ex. program coordination, writing accreditation reports, etc. as soon as you arrive). Find a way to get dead wood out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University

    Pros

    Professors are knowledgable and willing to help with student development as professionals

    Cons

    With the growing campus it sometimes feels as though gaining popularity is more important than academics

  3.  

    University Store Receiving Department

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

    I worked at Georgia Southern University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Low stress job that consistently provides for you throughout the process of continuing your education. Management works in unison to provide fair opportunities for student employees.

    Cons

    Pay is low and there is not much room to move up on the totem pole. There can occasionally be a shortage of hours to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University

    Pros

    Enjoyable, fun, learning, easy, top of the line

    Cons

    Lack of management due to poor supervisor

  6.  

    Very Good Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Statesboro, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Administration that listens, Flexibility and Job satisfaction with training and challenging environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at GSU was great.

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

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

    Pros

    I got to meet new people everyday and develop relationships with new and current customers. I worked at 2 different departments and both brought me great experiences and new friendships.

    Cons

    No real cons, just wish they paid more. But they pay is worth the work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more opportunities for growth and hire salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    You serve, learn, and lead.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Statesboro, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Connections, experience will get you on the right path.

    Cons

    No good benefits or pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    College job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Southern University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I could manage my own shift. working with professors are great experience.

    Cons

    too many scripts to be checked every week in and out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The rate of a Graduate Assistant is less for a Graduate student after so many university fees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Starter Job, Low Pay, No Raises.

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Statesboro, GA

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. Good Benefits. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Slow to change and therefore, easy to outgrow. Small-town mindset even at the university. The pay is on the lower-end of the spectrum for IT professionals, so all of the more-experienced employees usually get lured elsewhere. Lack of experienced employees prevents innovation and growth and doesn't allow for new employees to learn through a seasoned mentor. There are no pay raises. Must play heavy politics in order to advance. Workload can be heavy at times. Must deal with pretentious professor egos occasionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salary rates in order to bring in experienced people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    GSU tenture

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Professional in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Professional in Statesboro, GA

    I worked at Georgia Southern University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Accruing vacation time was not difficult, 12 paid holidays off. Really enjoyed working with the students watching them mature and grow.

    Cons

    No annual raises or bonus incentives and not an easy position to advance in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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