North Dakota State University Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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  1. Nice environment, friendly people, and friendly staff

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fargo, ND

    I worked at North Dakota State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's the largest university in the state, with students coming from all parts of the state and also neighboring states of Minnesota and South Dakota.

    Cons

    Fargo is kind of a remote city. The closest significant metropolitan area is Minneapolis-St. Paul area which is 3 hour drive away.
    The winters are also long and harsh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advices for the management, I just have to put a minimum of 20 words in here, so the website lets me to open an account.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good student opportunity

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at North Dakota State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work around class schedule, never more work than you can handle, good opportunity to learn or apply skills

    Cons

    Sometimes there are lulls in the work to be done

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Group Fitness Instructors- No Gym Pass

    Former Contractor - Group Exercise Instructor in Fargo, ND
    Former Contractor - Group Exercise Instructor in Fargo, ND

    I worked at North Dakota State University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at NDSU as a group fitness instructor, but the information I have to share is very limited because I worked 1-3 hours/week. The staff was friendly, there is daycare located in the same building as the gym, the gym was a nice facility.

    I also loved that this gym hosted various group fitness workshops- very convenient to attend. The locker rooms are clean spacious, not overcrowded, with hairdryers on the wall. The group fitness room was in good condition with all the basic fitness toys needed to teach a class. The upstairs room where I taught HIIT was less known to patrons, and we experienced lower attendance numbers.

    Cons

    Considering that this position was at a university, the employed college students tended to lack professionalism.
    I disliked that even though I taught at the same time every week, the front desk staff did not bother to learn my name, or even that I was there to teach, not use the gym.
    Finally, it was disappointing that as an instructor, I was not given free access to use the other gym facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perk- let non-student instructors use all of the gym facilities for free

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. working at NDSU

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at North Dakota State University

    Pros

    Good working environment and fun to work with people

    Cons

    Can be tough during winters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay scales and lower down the insurance money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great university for an assitantship

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fargo, ND

    I worked at North Dakota State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good working conditions, tuition waivers for employees and assitantship holders, safe town, low cost of living, free public transportation

    Cons

    Extreme cold weather, departments are far apart

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please construct some tunnels or bridges to connect the buildings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Happy with the Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at North Dakota State University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cordial and friendly people. Helping minded colleagues. Teachers are easily approachable. No Racism. Lots of international student.

    Cons

    Did not find anything yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. The experience has been great so far!

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at North Dakota State University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Environment
    Nice People
    Good Equipment
    Good Academin

    Cons

    Not too much events
    Need more leadership summits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Pretty good

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    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fargo, ND
    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fargo, ND

    I worked at North Dakota State University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You'll have a relaxed time here

    Cons

    Some professors are just jerks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Great research experience with cutting edge technology

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    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Fargo, ND

    I worked at North Dakota State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked in an applied research laboratory at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). The research was engaging, fun, and collaborative between scientists and engineers. The equipment was cutting edge and unique for a university laboratory. The salary was excellent for a university lab. While I was employed at CNSE the pay was competitive with industry which can be rare in an academic setting.

    Cons

    The only major drawback of working at CNSE, from my perspective, was the uncertainty of employment surrounding the competitive research funding cycle. This was ultimately the reason I sought out employment elsewhere and left the University.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Excellent work home life balance

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Fargo, ND

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

    Pros

    Excellent work home life balance, great sense of community, and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Low starting salaries, difficult to get in to a position or move around here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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