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SMU (Southern Methodist University) Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
101 Reviews

4.1
101 Reviews
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SMU (Southern Methodist University) President R. Gerald Turner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work environment and beautiful campus (in 12 reviews)

  • Managers are so nice and work environment is really great (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Some miscommunications with professors aren't unheard of (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work-study

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMU Work-Study  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SMU Work-Study in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great work study programs for students! Pay on time

    Cons

    Not much I can say

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Student Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Managers are so nice and work environment is really great.

    Cons

    There are a lot of works to do every day. The time is not flexible and those are tough work.

  3.  

    It has been an awesome experience.

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Encouraging, Bubbling, Good professors, Best on-campus life

    Cons

    Bright students & healthy competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Life at SMU

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work; beautiful campus.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Attending SMU

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I came to SMU from California. The culture was immediately inviting and there were plenty of clubs and other organizations to join in addition to all the classes. Very fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    With the campus being located in the middle of Dallas there are plenty of distractions from your studies if you let them in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Teacher's assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great people and your get to interface with the kids

    Cons

    Can get boring, especially during downtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a little better organization of tasks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a good idea to be an engineer in EE, SMU

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    can hardly learn valid thing as a Ph. D. student

    Cons

    Almost no experiment conditions. Low payment. Unfair attitude to students

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    This is the best, most rewarding job I have had in the U.S.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lecturer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    The work environment and compensation are excellent.

    Cons

    There is no downside to working here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place for PHD

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Nice people around and they are warm

    Cons

    Not cons to say about it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I enjoyed my time in SMU

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small and vibrant program, the faculty and staff are very nice

    Cons

    Not enough working positions for students

    Recommends

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