Penn State University Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Working at a high-level institution of higher education was worthwhile.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penn State University

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at Penn State as a research assistant. The professors I worked with were some of the most respected academics in their field.

    Cons

    While I didn't have any major suggestions for the University, I do believe that diversity is still an area that could be focused on in recruiting.

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  2. Great place to work! Lots of vacation time and benefits are amazing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penn State University

    Pros

    Vacation time is priceless. Almost 6 weeks of time. The people are great to work with and you can't complain about being off during the holidays.

    Cons

    Lower salaries over all and housing is expensive. Penn State has a bad wrap right now, but that will improve with time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Student

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student

    I have been working at Penn State University

    Pros

    Big 10, great programs, and infrastructure. There is a little of everything here so it is easy to be involved, entertained, and happy.

    Cons

    the financial services have horrible customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. It provides opportunity, but with very low salary.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penn State University

    Pros

    Campus it quite, beautiful. And the time is very flexible.

    Cons

    Too cold, and the salary is low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. STAT Lab Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penn State University

    Pros

    Part-time work opportunity for related major students.

    Cons

    pay rate is not good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Nice part-time position for student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penn State University

    Pros

    As a grad student in grad school, I use 10h/week to get derating tuition is perfect.

    Cons

    State college is small town and my salary is ok for normal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Happy Valley is Great!

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in State College, PA

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, great place to live

    Cons

    State college sometimes is boring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penn State University

    Pros

    I liked working here. Nothing special, just helped in some extra work that was needed to by done

    Cons

    New environment, differently language to engage in. Also had to read a book to study a new language

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    helped a lot

  10. Graduate Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penn State University

    Pros

    Top chemistry graduate program and nice staff.

    Cons

    A transition time at the chemistry department: a lot of young professors and a few well-established professors.

  11. teaching assistance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Penn State University

    Pros

    nice student nice professor, I think that it is good chance to work with study

    Cons

    no many cons. life balance is a little bit tight

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