Middle Tennessee State University

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Middle Tennessee State University Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    MTSU is a great place to work in terms of administrative and academic resources available. The faculty are more than willing to help a fellow colleague out.

    Cons

    As a faculty member, you see the effort put forth by certain faculty that conveys an indifference to the position, i.e. teachers that don't care about teaching.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Faculty, Annoying Administration

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing students and brilliant dedicated faculty members

    Cons

    The administration is unorganized and makes the lives of students more stressful. Too many stupid forms/emails to deal with just to get anything done. The IT department is a mess and makes the use of essential software difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making the students lives better and everything else will fall into place. Get organized and remember what your priorities are as a learning institution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good for a student

    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    working at the desk is a great student job

    Cons

    only limited pay and hours

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great place to work with amazing people!

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    Former Employee - Disability and Access Center in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Disability and Access Center in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the people that I worked with. It was like we were a family. Everyone got along and all shared the same goal- to help others.

    Cons

    The challenges were not with the staff but rather the students. They could often get rude or angry when things did not go their way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were very respectful of the employees. I never had to feel bad about for a day off or if something came up suddenly they understood. They were always asking for employee feedback which I think is great. Overall, they were awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very good employer with great benefits

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at Middle Tennessee State University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. State puts an extra 10% of your salary into retirement account. There's a sick bank that you donate 2 sick days a year to but is there for unlimited sick time if you need it.. Great health insurance.

    Cons

    The pay is average. Raises are few and far between. But, Murfreesboro has a fairly inexpensive cost of living with great schools and not much commute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a place for doing advanced research

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There might be some interesting opportunities to interact with some talented people. The campus is close to Nashville. Mostly problem free town.

    Cons

    This is not a place for doing advanced research. The university does not put emphasis on research as a way to get its profile higher. It is more of a glorified community college. Even though they have a few graduate programs thrown in the mix, those programs receive almost no funding. The research budget is almost non-existent at this university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide whether you want the place to improve in the neat future. If yes, then invest in good scholars and make sure you can attract promising graduate student. If not, then your current model will soon become a dinosaur.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at Middle Tennessee State University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of networking and connections; great growing town

    Cons

    Paid once a month
    Required to not leave the premises when on duty
    Required a lot of unnecessary time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cater to your RAs more. They work very hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Beware of TBR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Middle Tennessee State University

    Pros

    Within the department, colleagues are friendly and supportive. Course load is reasonable (3-3). Criteria for tenure are explicitly laid out, and fair.

    Cons

    Many students are ill-prepared for college and ridiculously unmotivated, making it difficult to maintain quality in the classroom. TBR interference further lessens classroom quality by encouraging grade inflation to bring down the DFW rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop interfering and let professors do what we're trained to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Personal view of MTSU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Middle Tennessee State University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits. (Benefits tend to out weigh the lower income)

    Cons

    Depending on the department/area there may not always be advancement, but advancement would mean looking in other areas of the company rather than staying in area you are already in.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great place to work and learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This university provides great learning environment.
    It also has best infrastructure for research.
    It is recognized as one of the best schools for aviation in the united States.

    Cons

    -sometimes there can be funding constraints. Apart from that, I cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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