Kent State Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Kent State President Lester A. Lefton
Lester A. Lefton
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Pros
  • Tuition waiver for yourself, spouse, and kids (in 5 reviews)

  • They work with students' schedules (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, racism in some departments, lack of care for students, weak leadership (in 7 reviews)

  • When the story eventually hits the national news it will almost certainly hurt KSU's reputation as a great place to teach (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Part-time Research

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Kent, OH
    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Kent, OH

    I worked at Kent State (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This is a small institution so it doesn't feel like you're just a cog in the wheel. People take time to talk with each other, share knowledge and collaborate.

    Cons

    It doesn't have as diverse of departments or job categories as other larger schools do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  2. KSU math grad assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, OH

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Professors are very knowledgeable and friendly.

    Cons

    Most professors in Analysis want you to be published before you do your candidacy exam.


  3. student empolyee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kent State part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    overall it is very friendly place to work for. works are easy to achieve.

    Cons

    the lack of management skills, people lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    must know how to manager the timing and get more communicate with the employees.


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  5. Summer internship

    Current Employee - Intern in Independence, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Independence, OH

    I have been working at Kent State (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to mantain brand within the company

    Cons

    Ability to work with other designers under a creative director


  6. Not worth it.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct English Instructor in Kent, OH
    Former Employee - Adjunct English Instructor in Kent, OH

    I worked at Kent State part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I had a fantastic doctor at the Health Center and KSU was very good at working with my health issues. I had very little worry about anyone breathing down my neck as far as curriculum development. I was reviewed once a year.

    Cons

    ABYSMAL pay. I had some problem students and when I talked to the University about them, the blame was placed on me and the students did not get help. I actually feared for my health and safety.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and stop making adjuncts teach at 2-3 different schools to make a living.


  7. Office Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Canton, OH

    I worked at Kent State (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good working environment, great exposure to different departments, on-campus jobs are convenient... I liked everyone who I worked with and hated to leave

    Cons

    not very many downsides in my opinion other than salary.


  8. professor

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Boardman, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Boardman, OH

    I worked at Kent State (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good resume builder, Taught online and face to face classes,

    Cons

    Backstabbers, favoritism. These are meanies who are in charge. They are too entrepreneurial.

    Advice to Management

    Put competent and, ironically, educated people in charge.


  9. Computer Lab Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kent State

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

    Pros

    - Extremely flexible scheduling
    - Lots of down time to do homework

    Cons

    - Pay is low compared to other, similar positions


  10. Great opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kent State (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Free tuition, great people, publishing with faculty, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Sometimes have very short deadlines


  11. Assistant Coach

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kent State full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Kent is a a good place to live with an improving downtown. Also, the university itself offers a large selection of majors and the athletic department is very flexible in what they will allow student athletes to study.

    Cons

    There seems to be little value placed on maintaining current employees. The high level of turnover is frustrating because knowledge and efficiency is lost on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Pay is not the only motivator. Actively working to create a positive work environment along with recognizing individuals efforts (in ways other than monitory) would go a long way.



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