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Missouri State University Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
54 Reviews

4.1
54 Reviews
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Missouri State University Interim President Clifton M. "Clif" Smart, III
Clifton M. "Clif" Smart, III
19 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • MSU is a great place to study and education level is high and constructive (in 4 reviews)

  • Really east work, flexible hours make it good for college students to work when they can (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • upper management don't communicate with each other well (in 3 reviews)

  • Sometimes unrealistic expectations for student workers (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    best place to work

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Missouri State University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Loved working here!!! one of my favorite Jobs

    Cons

    None! this was a great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None they were amazing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It provides me good opportunity to grow.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Missouri State University

    Pros

    I have been growing both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Friendly working environment to everybody

  3.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at Missouri State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can set your own hours, very flexible. You are able to work on school work if you are not busy.

    Cons

    They give you a stipend every month, which is great, but it can be pretty tough to make the amount last over the entire month.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate Assistantship is the road to education AND experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at Missouri State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    MSU had provided such a great opportunity to graduates with an interest in working in the university setting. Being a GA brings opportunities for a diverse work experience and additional study. Management, at least within my departments, has been exemplary and helpful throughout this process.

    Cons

    As great as the university is, the city (Springfield, MO) might lack a good deal of essential amenities for those accustomed to living in larger cities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As is true with any university, being able to provide for more instructor lines rather than relying on so many adjunct (per-course) faculty may be beneficial to the university in the long run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Central User Support Specialist

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    Former Employee - User Support Specialist  in  Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - User Support Specialist in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Missouri State University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Missouri State University is a great employer, they had great benefits and the 2nd shift was a great shift to work. The student workers were pleasant and hard working and the Director of User Support was also a great boss and the teachers were for the most part quick to learn the technology

    Cons

    Working projects while supporting teachers was a tighter fit for fitting into the standard work week and there was not always a even distribution of tickets across the shifts (but this is not due to the managers but other shift workers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in the students and employees, and work with Provost to keep money in the budget.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pleasant Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Missouri State University as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people to work with, laid back atmosphere, flexible hours

    Cons

    Low pay, little opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Too Many Old Guard, Too Little Concern for Students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at Missouri State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Students are often times the 1st of their families to attend college. They take their studies seriously.

    Cons

    Out dated mindsets on the part of faculty and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks. Don't just give lip service to caring about your students. Actually spend the time and energy innovating the curriculum to meet today's needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Springfield, MO

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

    Pros

    Love it. Great place to work, friendly fun atmosphere. Very happy here.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything negative to say

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Being a grad assistant is great

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Springfield, MO

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

    Pros

    Graduate School is paid for. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Only get paid 8 to 10 months out of the year.

  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Missouri State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people and a beautiful campus

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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