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Iowa State University Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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4.1 163 reviews

98% Approve of the CEO

Iowa State University President Steven Leath

Steven Leath

(41 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 4 reviews)

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

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    Teaching Assistantship

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Ames, IA

    ProsAssisted three different instructors in the BUILDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY V course. Responsibilities included responding students’ questions, grading and evaluating the assignments,making discussions and collaboration regarding Structural Technology in Practice, Building Environmental Forces, and Building Assemblies and Materials.

    ConsThis is not related to my experience.

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    Good research opportunities

    Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Ames, IA

    ProsSupportive mentors, easy hours, good pay for part time student work

    ConsNot much. Just is important to be able to maintain a good school/research balance

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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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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat environment, nice campus, low cost.

    ConsIsolated campus, far away from big cities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Not too bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking on campus, as a student, was very VERY accommodating with my schedule (ie classes, finals, projects).

    ConsThe pay was not the best. Which is understandable, as an on-campus student worker.

     

    Research Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA nice campus town for research

    ConsDepend on your adviser

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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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    research assistant

    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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    poor

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslow cost of living, good area for children

    Consdreadful administration with no long term plan for department, except that nothing should change. Employees exploit this by leaving early, skipping out during the day to exercise etc and passing work onto junior employees. No training or career development

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't just talk to managers, talk to the people they supervise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not 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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