Kennesaw State University Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Kennesaw State University President Dan Papp
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56 Ratings

Pros
  • easy work, clean work environment (in 8 reviews)

  • KSU is highly invested in employee's success and future so there are many opportunities to grow (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay hard working people (in 3 reviews)

  • Working in the Office of University Events was great at first but I soon learned there was no one you could trust (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Card Services Associate

    Former Employee - Occasional Card Services Associate
    Former Employee - Occasional Card Services Associate

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and friendly staff Decent pay

    Cons

    Lack of hours due to large number of students employed

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Graduate Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to enhance your research skills while working.

    Cons

    none, enjoyed flexibility combined with challenging research work


  3. Administrative Assistant II

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennesaw State University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty laid back and nice enviroment

    Cons

    pay was pretty poor for hourly job


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  5. I worked here

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennesaw State University part-time

    Pros

    KSU is a growing global university. Great environment and respectful co-workers.

    Cons

    Working in higher education doesn't pay very well.


  6. Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gift and Donor Records Coordinator
    Current Employee - Gift and Donor Records Coordinator

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Place to work in Georgia

    Cons

    State salary low for Georgia


  7. Alumni Association

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Caller in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Caller in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Kennesaw State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits from working on campus as a student - early registration and staff parking

    Cons

    It was considered our fault when people didn't want to donate Inflexible with hours Unfriendly atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Realize that these are just college kids looking for a way to earn some money - for most it is not their career goal.


  8. Student Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennesaw State University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours at above minimum wage pay. Hours built around your class schedule. If you live on campus theres no commute required

    Cons

    No raises, high level management out of touch with students


  9. Kennesaw State University Residence Life

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant

    I worked at Kennesaw State University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were great. Great work atmosphere. People cared about your success and growth.

    Cons

    Felt at times like all of the work I did was not appreciated, especially when it came time for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those work for the hardest for you.


  10. Overall positive experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennesaw State University

    Pros

    KSU is a fast growing University and so there is access to new resources that are not always available in older, more established institutions.

    Cons

    Similar to work in other Universities, there is a certain bureaucracy in higher education that can be frustrating. It is a nice campus, but it is too far removed from the city of Atlanta for my preferences.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend making professional development opportunities readily available for staff as well as making staff/faculty/student morale a priority.


  11. IT System Support Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    KSU has a lot of friendly supportive people in a rapidly growing campus. This is one of the few places where you will meet many who have worked here for 10+ years. The university has grown even more with the recent merger of Southern Polytechnic State University. As you can imagine, this opens doors to new opportunities and also challenges in merging both universities.

    Cons

    For the sake of "keeping it real", others can surely feel the stress level rise at both campuses. Even when people try to downplay the stress it's pretty obvious. If asked 10+ years ago, I would give it five stars hands down. Now I feel like its three to four. People are still friendly and supportive while doing their best to handle the merger. I may be wrong but I would think as time goes on and the two schools truly "melt" together KSU will slowly move back to four or five-star status.

    Advice to Management

    Please be mindful of how the increased stress is affecting everyone. Work-life balance is still important to some.



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