Kennesaw State University Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Kennesaw State University President Dan Papp
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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. Student Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. Kennesaw State University Residence Life

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. IT System Support Specialist

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    • 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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  5. KSU Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and gather experience. Great benefits and generally great co-workers and community.

    Cons

    Traffic can be a issue since the community is growing. Pay is not great to it being a government job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect in order to get the most out of employees. Remember who the customer is.


  6. Love Working Here!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    KSU is a wonderful place to work! I have been working here as an adjunct professor for 2 years and I have been able to hone my teaching skills as well as taking some great continuing education classes.

    Cons

    Parking is a little tight, but the university it continuing to grow so they are continuing to expand parking. However, there is the Big Owl Bus that runs on campus and off, to get students and faculty to and from locations all over the main campus and adjoining housing.


  7. Happy for now

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA

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

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

    Pros

    The discount on education benefits by far have to be the best pro. If you are a lifetime learner this is an opportunity to gain more knowledge without having to pay full tuition.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to share regarding the university. I has great benefits, it is in a great location away from the hubub of Metro Atlanta but yet close enough to get to the action. It is also close to the Georgia foothills and calmer life.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to collect the opinions and attitudes from the students, faculty, and staff. knowing our thoughts will help to keep the university at the top of the list.


  8. Adjunct Professor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Beautiful campus facilities.

    Cons

    Pay is very low, advancement is hard, lot of favoritism. If you are not in the right click you are not going to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with job selection processes and increase pay and full time positions.


  9. Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University full-time

    Pros

    Great veterans assistance. Professors have great knowledge and experience.

    Cons

    Limited professors and parking space.


  10. KSU Jobs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits, convenient, free tuition

    Cons

    low pay, not a lot of growth


  11. Was good, not after merger

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

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good bosses, great culture. Very relaxed on Marietta campus.

    Cons

    New management ruins the relaxed style that Marietta campus has been setting for 70+ years
    Bad pay for new hires

    Advice to Management

    Be more direct with employees



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