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Marshall University Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Marshall University offers a great environment in which to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marshall University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefit package is outstanding. Management can be flexible on individual circumstances.

    Cons

    It is difficult to be trained for a specific position because there is such a variety of tasks required in each position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The rate of pay for many positions is overstated and is understated for others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience for college students

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Huntington, WV

    I have been working at Marshall University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working for the university will give you previous experience in your field, as well as a source of recommendations for future work.

    Cons

    The hours were limited, so you couldn't treat it like a full time job even if you wanted to do that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring students! It's great for them and for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marshall University full-time

    Pros

    Involved staff, teaching experience, tuition waiver, stipend

    Cons

    Difficult to live on stipend, long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Huntington, WV

    I worked at Marshall University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and provide friendly environment

    Cons

    Balancing school-work load among professors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good people and a good work life balance. `

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marshall University

    Pros

    The hours are leniant and it takes care of a good chunk of tuition as well as pays a good bit. It is worth it especially in the summer. I have enjoyed it.

    Cons

    They do not cover all of your tuitition except for in the summer. Sometimes if you are busy it is hard to balance school and work depending on your courseload.

  7.  

    Was awful for a bit but got better with leadership change

    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Huntington, WV

    I worked at Marshall University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great university and great towns both Huntington and Charleston. I really enjoyed the people I worked with and the school is great.

    Cons

    Awful management at first(was fired) and the new leadership was great. Pay was pretty bad and the time off was okay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Jobs are dependent on a shrinking pool of grant money.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marshall University full-time

    Pros

    Most employees have a flexible work schedule. It is not very stressful and you get pretty decent state benefits. Quality of leadership is very dependent in which department you work.

    Cons

    There is very little opportunity for raises and innovation is not encouraged. Any advances are given to "yes" men and women. Constructive criticism is frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded to listening to suggestions from the employees that actual do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Employees paid too little, not sufficiently trained

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Huntington, WV

    I worked at Marshall University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    As a graduate assistant, most of the people are kind, good-hearted people and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Very demanding for a ridiculously low amount of money. Employees are paid on a 2001 pay scale and most seem untrained. They seem to be apathetic to improving themselves or working hard because the pay is so low and there is limited upward mobility. Tuition benefits were also on the 2001 pay scale, so graduate assistants still had to pay out-of-pocket. When tuition increased, the benefits remained the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never be "lean" when discussing education. You are a university, that is your job. Students will learn better with a lower teacher-student ratio.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Job for Students

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tutor in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Tutor in Huntington, WV

    I worked at Marshall University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and relaxed environment

    Cons

    Pay was a little low and it took almost 6 weeks for the bursar to process our first pay roll. Otherwise, the checks came on time and were really consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest a little more in the environment for your workers so that you get interest from the employees you REALLY want to work for you and represent the university.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Worked as a Teaching Assistant while in grad school.

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

    I have been working at Marshall University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for some extra cash while enrolled in school.

    Cons

    No direction from my Department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some teaching assistants would benefit from more contact with the chair and professors in the department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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