North Dakota State University

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North Dakota State University Reviews in Fargo, ND

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
54 Reviews
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Pros
  • Very nice people in Fargo, I enjoyed living in there (in 5 reviews)

  • It''s a good place to work with friendly environment (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Very Cold in winter and Smoking ban on campus (in 5 reviews)

  • The only down side to working at NDSU is the weather in Fargo ND (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Happy with the Job

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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 part-time (less than an 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
  6.  

    Pretty good

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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 as a contractor (more than an 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
  7.  

    Great research experience with cutting edge technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Excellent work home life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Fargo, ND

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

    Pros

    good place for growth
    safe and best place for families

    Cons

    4 months of extreme winter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    excellent workplace and colleages

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    Former Employee - Dining Hall Worker in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Dining Hall Worker in Fargo, ND

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

    Pros

    Good pay and supervisor, a great atmosphere to work

    Cons

    inflexible work schedule and the crazy weather in fargo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it is one of the best places to work ,stress free and a good place except for the weather

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

    I have been working at North Dakota State University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    stress free,flexible. People care for each other and value your success, the area is growing and the university is a core part of that.

    Cons

    Very cold in winter, which lasts almost half the year, flooding in spring, entertainment can be less than exciting at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be great to defuse the politics surrounding scandals, there are a lot of great workers and these types of issues are very distracting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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