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Georgia Southern University Reviews in Statesboro, GA

Updated February 3, 2015
Updated February 3, 2015
56 Reviews
3.8
56 Reviews
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Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.
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56 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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  1.  

    Excellent part-time job for a college student.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Statesboro, GA

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

    Pros

    Georgia Southern offered flexible scheduling that worked with my class schedule. I was able to help others struggling in science courses.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any cons working this job. It was a fantastic opportunity for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place for current students to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Government Documents in Statesboro, GA
    Current Intern - Government Documents in Statesboro, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Employment through the University has many perks but the most obvious being an emphasis on maintaining a positive work-life balance.

    Cons

    Work can monotonous and boring, but that is entirely dependent on which area of the university you are employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the students and the lower management. There are many areas in which need improvement yet these messages are rarely heard or listened to due to the incompetence of the higher management. Those who allocate the funding control the university.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have no complaints thus far.

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Statesboro, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University

    Pros

    GSU is a pretty good place to work.

    Cons

    The community of Statesboro, GA is in the middle of nowhere. If you are accustomed to having accessibility to places like Target, Best Buy, etc., you will have to travel 50 minutes away to Savannah, GA.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's an okay experience if you can manage having many managers

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

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

    Pros

    Area: The city around the university has a low cost of living. You're close to Savannah.
    Up and coming, the school has many programs that are emerging on company radars. Getting hired after Southern won't be a problem.

    Cons

    Everyone has many managers and inter department drama. The hardest thing is all the red tape to get anything done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More compensation to cover for the stressful work environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Research activities need substantial overhaul

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Statesboro, GA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance depends on personal drive and ambition

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to other institutions for similar positions
    Mediocre research activities
    Underdeveloped graduate program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Graduate programs need massive overhaul, need to attract more graduate students
    More involvement in STEM research activities
    Hiring faculty with specific areas of expertise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Could be great, but never will be.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    University Store Receiving Department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Statesboro, GA

    I worked at Georgia Southern University part-time (more than a 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
  9.  

    Very Good Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    My experience at GSU was great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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 a 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

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