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Marshall University Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and provide friendly environment

    Cons

    Balancing school-work load among professors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice educational environment overall

    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

    I have been working at Marshall University full-time

    Pros

    Not too much pressure for pressure. Friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    May slack on research due to lack of pressure on research.

  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    Good Job for Students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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 an 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
  9.  

    The wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Professor in Huntington, WV

    I have been working at Marshall University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had a flexible work schedule and the ability to study what I wanted.

    Cons

    I was employed for additional summer terms. The paperwork was not done correctly and I was not paid until the end of the summer after jumping through many hoops. It seemed that no one really cared if I received payment or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure paperwork is done so that employees can receive appropriate payment in a timely manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    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 an 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
  11.  

    If you're not prepared to kowtow to faculty even when they're well outside their area of expertise, you'll be unhappy

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 3 years)

    Pros

    IT is a good department to work in because they try to stay current on the technologies used. There is also a very nice campus just outside, and the working environment is generally pretty laid back.

    Cons

    IT senior management really isn't very IT savvy. It folk are generally not respected by the faculty or the senior administration of the university, so you'll spend a lot of time pulling your hair out while people from outside your field with no experience get as big as or a larger say in what you should do with technology. There is literally no room for advancement. If you want to move up, you're basically going to have to quit and come back later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your people and stop trying to control everything from a tiny little once every two week meeting. Build in some meaningful career development and advancement opportunity instead of just paying it lip service.

    No opinion of CEO

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