Iowa State University
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www.iastate.edu Ames, IA 5000+ Employees

Iowa State University Reviews in Ames, IA

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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4.1 112 reviews

                             

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Iowa State University President Steven Leath

Steven Leath

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    "Good place to work"

    ISU Dining (Former Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsISU has great leadership opportunities.

    ConsIt is a lot of hard work working in ISU Dinning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could be Better

    Associate Director, Career Services (Current Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsLocal and no long commutes

    ConsVERY political and very complacent employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more opportunites and allow change to happen. Too political to get the best results.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Ames, IA

    Prosit is a very friendly place to work. Everyone is very kind and helpful to each other. All staff do their jobs in a professional manner. Under all these circumstances, person can feel himself really motivated to work hard.

    ConsThere are not any certain cons. Only I can say that travel opportunities for the conferences are limited because of the budget issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGathering people together and arranging meetings more frequent to make the staff relationships more stronger.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pay for graduate students is not as good as other research, land-grant institutions

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsIt was easy to get to know people and get an assistantship

    ConsThere is no access to administration

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue students and faculty more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good

    Assistant Professor (Former Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsI loved the people I worked with for the most part. There weren't many bad apples.

    ConsThere were a couple of the managers who didn't actually listen to anyone who had an idea.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsNice university and supportive facilities. Good work life balance.

    ConsSmall college town. Not many other working opportunities.

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    It is a good place to do research and a nice small town to live.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsLots of good faculty to work with.

    ConsToo cold in winter and lack of entertainment places.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good University

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsCampus is really good and people are very helpful here. Good working condition and fair salary

    ConsThe town is really small, there is not much to do except your work

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease don not be egoistic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsInnovative culture. Excellent, open-minded, leadership. Challenging work.

    ConsIt would have been useful for some of the more significant changes to have been outlined in greater detail up front in order to help us to better implement specific policies and to augment leadership rather than piecemeal as time went on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Destination Iowa State Leader (Former Employee)
    Ames, IA

    ProsClear expectations, long tradition of solid academic outreach, dynamic projects through the admissions office.

    ConsPayment for this job was based on a check in system that was hard to maintain.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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