SMU (Southern Methodist University)

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Updated July 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Higher Education, High Prices, High Parking, Low Staff Appreciation

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

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great campus. Great to see tangible results of the work you're doing reflected in advancing teaching, learning and research. Great students.

    Cons

    Zero appreciation of staff as human beings. Every staff member is an interchangeable cog. SMU has gone from one of the best places in Dallas to work to one which will be lucky to keep/retain any good workers without an internal cultural shift. Parking charges. You are charged $30/month to be able to park where you work and that doesn't even guarantee you a space on campus.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff and staff development, provide adequate resources to staffing and operations rather than simply in buildings.


  2. Great School

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

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Perfect Location in Dallas, very helpful professors.

    Cons

    Because of the location, school is expensive. Rest of the thing is same as other school.


  3. Assistant Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice environment and working flexibility

    Cons

    Poor Salary and very poor yearly cost of living increase!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful opportunities to learn on the job.

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

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent, respectful students. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Poor pay, budget issues, lack of career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Have career ladder, increase pay, more policies for family life.


  6. Easy way to get work experience and make side cash.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SMU Work-Study
    Former Employee - SMU Work-Study

    I worked at SMU (Southern Methodist University)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible hours. They know you're a student and that school take priority over work.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. I had a lovely time working here.


  7. It has been good working experience. I am an international student so work here part time

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

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work hours are fixed and pre planned so you cn plan your college and work well

    Cons

    Pay is less, some other jobs on campus pay as well as 25$ per hour. We can also work in library

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Doing a great job keep doing that. All the best


  8. No complaints

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

    I worked at SMU (Southern Methodist University)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyec working for SMU. The faculty is great. Although the pay is low, the work experience you get is invaluable. Everyone is fair.

    Cons

    The online organization of everything can be hard to get used to at first. Everything is stored in a different folder.

    Advice to Management

    None! I loved my time working with SMU and learned so many valuable things from my experience.


  9. Great School

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

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great location, University, and good people

    Cons

    short-sided, don't value helping employees grow


  10. A good job while it lasted.

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

    I worked at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    8:30 5pm work week

    Cons

    low salary communication should be improved between employee's and management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay Rise to employee's


  11. Great place to study and research

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professors are very helpful and strict.

    Cons

    MSA program is very fast and the exams are hard.



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