Kennesaw State University

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Kennesaw State University Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
66 Reviews
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66 Reviews
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Kennesaw State University President Dan Papp
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It was a friendly work environment in an enjoyable atmosphere (in 5 reviews)

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


Cons
  • 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)

  • Managers would ask for you to do busy work and make copies like you are an intern vs a valuable employee (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Accounting Tutor  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Accounting Tutor in Kennesaw, GA

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

    Pros

    Great schedule, great way to retain skills.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons at this time for the mentioned position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Unbelievable place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Very good benefits. Not perfect, but still very good. Great retirement plans. Excellent time off. Many many caring people. Every department is a little different. Working in HR I got to see some of the problems in various departments, but as a whole the university is excellent. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    Maybe that the pay is a little low, but it's a trade off. What you give up in pay you more than gain in benefits, time off, and the opportunity for job growth. Every job/career has cons. KSU is as good as it gets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really. Maybe just remember that extreme growth can be stressful on the employees. Overall good job recognizing this, just maintain focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Recent Graduate

    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Kennesaw State University part-time

    Pros

    Being in the same location as class and not having to drive at all.

    Cons

    It was work study and I wasn't allowed to do homework or study

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ease up on the student workers, we are here for you

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  5.  

    Good start out job for people wanting to get their foot in the door with higher education

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kennesaw, GA

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

    Pros

    I really liked working for a university. There were some opportunities for tuition assistance, good government benefits, and great work environment.

    Cons

    Management can be very clique and unfair, politics, and all about who you know. Depending on the office there may not be much room to grow but can transfer through departments easier after already being employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The little guys feelings and needs should be considered when making changes. They are the ones who deal directly with students and who the changes affect the most.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great People, typical bureaucratic red tape

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant

    I worked at Kennesaw State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are so many wonderful people here. I have met people that will be good friends for life. So many people work very hard. Almost everyone I met was incredibly friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help out.

    Cons

    Student Assistants are kind of a 'fly on the wall' here. There is in-fighting between departments sometimes, and when people leave, it can be ugly. At the same time, I think this is stuff that you would encounter many places. There is a lot of training for Administrative Assistants, for various things from safety to random other things. Work-life balance seems decent, however, there are some assistants that are worked to capacity during the day. Promotions can mean having a very small raise and taking over two positions at once. Raises are insultingly tiny. I saw a lot of people leave for 'greener pastures' and I can't blame them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, pay your staff more. Give your adjuncts enough classes so they don't have to go on welfare. You keep building new things, but what about your people?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall great university experience!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Svc Solutions Associate  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Svc Solutions Associate in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    KSU upholds certain core values that reflects in the working environment. Other pros: benefits, flexibility, tuition waiver through TAP, free workshops offered throughout the year for personal and professional growth, etc

    Cons

    Faculty parking cost per month is approx $20 per month.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    No place like home!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Kennesaw has a family environment.

    Cons

    The salaries are not the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Tour Guide - Admissions

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    Former Employee - Tour Guide  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Kennesaw State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with your classes, opportunity to really learn and engage with the university

    Cons

    Many people in the office look down on the tour guides and use them for their mindless busy work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience was a very positive one.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lecturer of Economics  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Lecturer of Economics in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Kennesaw State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best reasons to work there are: very intelligent faculty and staff, and the entire environment is very easy to navigate, both physically and socially.

    Cons

    Kennesaw has challenges in the area of diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include persons of other cultures and backgrounds to appear more inclusive and accepting of a diverse workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work life

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate II  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate II in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Kennesaw State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits,environment, laid back, family oriented, promote from within

    Cons

    Grossly low pay, wear many hats, no salary increases in over 7 years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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