Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    The W.C was excellent in terms of community, compensation, and scheduling.

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Consultant in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Grand Valley State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Seeing your work impact the writing of students, keeping a social life during school, getting to know coworkers with similar interests

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations from students looking for help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving your workers the freedom to learn and practice new tactics.

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  2.  

    Student Intern, great experience!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grand Valley State University as an intern

    Pros

    Was able to get valuable experience in my major, while also having flexible work hours

    Cons

    In my given position, newer resources would have been helpful

  3.  

    Loved it!

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    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Grand Valley State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance, continuing education is a focus, great mobility throughout company

    Cons

    I really do not think there are many cons to working at Grand Valley State University.

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  5.  

    My internship was extremely beneficial

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grand Valley State University

    Pros

    Good pay, great experience, networking opportunities

    Cons

    High pressure work, traditional management heirarchy

  6.  

    Excellent University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Valley State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love the support my team gets from the University.

    Cons

    Getting adequate practice space has been a challenge.

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  7.  

    It was satisfying

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grand Valley State University

    Pros

    I was getting paid, even though I didn't really enjoy the work

    Cons

    The job only lasted about half of every semester I worked there

  8.  

    Amazing opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Valley State University as an intern

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people, accepting staff members

    Cons

    constant work, no low times

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Love this place :)

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Grand Valley State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible with student hours

    Cons

    It's Low pay... minimum wage!

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    Love my boss!

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  10.  

    I have worked for GVSU for over 8 years. There have been a few bumps along the way but overall, it is an enjoyable place

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    Current Employee - Department Coordinator  in  Allendale, MI
    Current Employee - Department Coordinator in Allendale, MI

    I have been working at Grand Valley State University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people in individual departments. Management is generally reasonable.

    Cons

    Some of the policies seem to be from when the school was a small college. Some ideas seem out of date

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    Update some policies, hire more people inHRO

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  11.  

    A place of resources and life, people are content.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Allendale, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allendale, MI

    I worked at Grand Valley State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stability of Allendale - primarily from the school's institution.
    Stability with Grand Rapids as a growing metropolitan. Grand Valley has the advantage of being both "University of Michigan" creating Allendale to be its own type of "Ann Arbor" and "Wayne State University" utilizing Grand Rapids as its own type of "Detroit".
    There is flexibility with work schedule and life balance. This come from a good mix of professionals and college students existing and utilizing the same space.
    Grand Valley capitalizes on the opportunity to progress with Grand Rapids

    Cons

    Change takes time and the right people supporting. Understand the politics to have change occur.

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