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Iowa State University Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
187 Reviews
4.1
187 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice academic environment, beautiful campus (in 10 reviews)

  • Good environment, nice people and happy life (in 9 reviews)


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

  • If you are used to living in a big city, this will be a big change (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I work here for 5 years.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate  in  Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, IA

    I have been working at Iowa State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A good place and nice people.

    Cons

    Learn new things. Life here is not so fast paced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more creative work.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Pretty chill

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    Former Employee - Tutor  in  Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Ames, IA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and very relaxed

    Cons

    Not a lot of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is fine. It is all ran pretty well for all the tutors being college kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Nice place for graduate school

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA

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

    Pros

    This is a good place to go to graduate school

    Cons

    There is not a lot of time off for graduate students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Friendly working environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Iowa State University

    Pros

    All the staff are very friendly. They will always have time to help new staff coming in.

    Cons

    You would only get a 15 minute break for every 3 hours of work.

  6.  

    It's pretty good

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Always look to adopt latest technologies

    Cons

    Sometimes you get confused with the changing requirements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work, excellent benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Iowa State University

    Pros

    Great people, excellent culture. Lots of flexibility and understanding. Enjoyable working as a student and a full-time employee.

    Cons

    Pay was low compared to what I have made elsewhere. Difficult to move up the ladder, not a lot of strong opportunities for improvement.

  8.  

    ISU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Iowa State University

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, not expected to work more than 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    Salary may not be as high as industry jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Natural Resources Ecology and Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Iowa State University

    Pros

    Good benefits for graduate assistants in the NREM department including health insurance.

    Cons

    Due to budget cuts etc, some departments have been combined, while others divided, leaving an un-intuitive system of departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Iowa State Graduate Assistant Review

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ames, IA

    I worked at Iowa State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly, professional work environment. Great college town and was able to establish many positive relationships through my time there.

    Cons

    Personally, I had zero to little complaints. However, could have been provided with a little more help for life post-Iowa State and obtaining a full-time job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    MU Catering Review

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

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

    Pros

    Great Experience for dining/catering service including serving, food preparing, back house operation. Much more variety than a general school dining center. Good starting job especially for those who just visited USA for college

    Cons

    Sometimes the schedules are too flexible which includes night and early morning shifts. Long hours and weekends shift may apply. Very minimum promotion since it is just a student job, i believe student assistant manager is the max of what a student can achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

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    Neutral Outlook

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