Georgia Southern University

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Updated June 20, 2015
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Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • It was a way to earn money while going to school, met some good people that I am still friends with to this day (in 4 reviews)

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

Cons
  • The pay is low, but that's expected from a school really (in 5 reviews)

  • Work for three to four profs, some have you do lots of silly busy work, grading 200 tests/quizzes for just one class can take a lot of time each week (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Graduate Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant

    I worked at Georgia Southern University

    Pros

    Great for gaining work experience

    Cons

    In-house politics are a major problem.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you teach!


  2. Faculty - Pitiful Salaries

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    Former Employee - Professor in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Professor in Statesboro, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly students. Nice campus, but small. Good football program but they play no name teams. Great place to live if you have no aspirations.

    Cons

    Town is horrible. Nothing to do. Very corrupt local government and police force. Salaries are half to one third faculty salaries in other universities. Hire mainly foreign faculty with no real world experience - at all. Oh, did I say, salaries are horrendously low? Little significant research generated and no internal funding. Cheap, cheap, cheap, except on campus facilities and landscaping.

    Advice to Management

    You have lower level faculty because you offer very unrealistic salaries.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to live, not so great to work

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Statesboro, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Students are great. Statesboro is an awesome little town. Great colleagues. I would love to live there, if I didn't have to have a job there.

    Cons

    No stability. No job security. Loads of money going into Admin and Student Life, not so much going to pay the people who are teaching.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront with employees about hiring practices. If you are looking for someone else to fill their position, let them know they won't have a job. Don't just keep them guessing, then one day say, "Hey, you have a job!" Not knowing if the job is available from year to year is horribly stressful.


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  5. Sales Associate/Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University

    Pros

    Friendly management and flexible hours

    Cons

    None I can think of


  6. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Statesboro, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Georgia Southern is a university that values its employees.

    Cons

    As a student worker, you can't work over 25 hours a week.


  7. Lifeguard at the RAC

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Statesboro, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Works around your student schedule. Great team building and leadership opportunities. Family feel work environment.

    Cons

    No parking passes given so you have to catch a bus to work. Pay is slightly over minimum wage.


  8. Great Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Statesboro, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, very friendly people. Very helpful community and small town feel.

    Cons

    Sometimes administrative work needs a kick to get things moving along

    Advice to Management

    Be more cooperative and work harder to get applications and approval forms processes.


  9. Staff Assistant

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

    The minimum pay is about 23000 for any job on campus and the people are all friendly.

    Cons

    I have heard my superiors complain about how the upper management have big egos and are always scared of giving up any power even if it benefits the workplace. These are mainly VPs I am talking about, but my department is great and president is great too.

    Advice to Management

    If you are reporting to a VP you will need to kiss tail and stroke their ego when possible.


  10. 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!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Mixed Feelings

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    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.



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