Iowa State University Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Beautiful Campus: Many places to eat on campus, fairly quickly too (in 10 reviews)

  • Good environment, nice people and happy life (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Too cold in winter and lack of entertainment places (in 5 reviews)

  • There is little room for growth after the research position (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Fun Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Student Representative in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Call Center Student Representative in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support from fellow team members and management. Great part time position for college students in a professional, but laid back environment.

    Cons

    I really enjoyed my time here as a student representative. Please review other comments for information on full time positions within the administration.


  2. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good insurance plan, safe and beautiful city to live and raise children.

    Cons

    Harsh winters. Might be a bit boring if you are from a big city.


  3. Mostly positive

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Super friendly co-workers are great to work with.

    Cons

    politics between departments are frustrating.


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  5. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Student - Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Student - Research Assistant in Ames, IA

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Warm-heart heart professor.

    Cons

    Not a full time, lose the job after graduation


  6. Research and Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a good experience to be a graduate student here. I've been research assistant and 1 year teaching assistant. The university, department and my major professor provide me with opportunities to to get to know more about the culture and life in the US.

    Cons

    There are few engineering opportunities around the area at the graduate level or above.


  7. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Assistant in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, easy scheduling, supportive environment

    Cons

    Winter months, weakened diversity community

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Lab Assistant

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends

    I worked at Iowa State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, respectful boss, good working environment

    Cons

    Not very much variety of experiences


  9. IT

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    Current Employee - IT Distributor in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - IT Distributor in Ames, IA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy Schedule, Great part time gig for student.

    Cons

    Pay may not be that great if you looking to make money


  10. Research assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    variety of projects, great labs

    Cons

    there may be too much work sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Management is good


  11. Graduate Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good training, respect for grad students.

    Cons

    Low income, unstructured work schedule, can get repetitive.



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