Sam Houston State Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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  1. Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Huntsville, TX
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Sam Houston State (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice offices, fun opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on which department you work in, there is rarely room for raises.


  2. Student-Assistant Receiving

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sam Houston State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, easy going atmosphere, not a hard job at all

    Cons

    No air conditioner in the warehouse, a lot of change happening and reorganization with new upper management

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the people that have been here for 20+ years and only pay attention to the wants and needs of your inner circle.


  3. Apartment Manager

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    Former Employee - Apartment Manager in Huntsville, TX
    Former Employee - Apartment Manager in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sam Houston State (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Free, furnished apartment -Management experience while in college a plus

    Cons

    -Management seemed to always micromanage

    Advice to Management

    Allow more autonomy for the managers


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  5. Job review

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sam Houston State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good research tomic and well equiped lab. Good community,

    Cons

    The Univiersity is in a small town, less opportunities for free activities.


  6. Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sam Houston State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and great people is what you will find at Sam Houston State University.

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized employee positions and raise opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Work on org charts and better the raise system.


  7. Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sam Houston State full-time

    Pros

    Very easy to advance laterally and/or up the ranks. Great insurance plan and benefits plan.

    Cons

    Downside of working for a University are all the politics that are involved or "play a part."

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the politics out of the work environment


  8. Ticket Staff

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy Job. You really do nothing and get paid. No hard work at all

    Cons

    Occasionally you might get an angry fan or you might bored out your mind.

    Advice to Management

    Better rules


  9. Overall great place to work

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    Current Employee - Director in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sam Houston State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A mission that is easy to support, generally flexible, congenial and supportive work environment, latitude to innovate and contribute. The students keep the work fresh and the campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    Lower pay than industry. Overly bureaucratic business processes. Poor performers rewarded with longevity. Sometimes seems like the focus is too much on the money and not enough on the students.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting IT tools drive university policy/procedures and stop treating students like clients and more like pupils.


  10. Human Resources Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sam Houston State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the university has great benefits. United Healthcare endless employee training for those who want to get the best out of their employment at the university extended holidays

    Cons

    inadequate salary. the opportunity cost for great benefits, is a low salary. Working for the state means little pay

    Advice to Management

    The university is a great place to work, but the pay rates are almost impossible to live with. Find a way to add more money to the people who work hard to keep the organization afloat


  11. I am a full time adjunct lecturer

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Huntsville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good insurance and benefits and the admin of benefits are very professional. Beautiful campus on small pretty town with easy access to big city amenities and international airport

    Cons

    Rigid administration focused on budget and not quality of academic experience, too many "power couples" employed constrains growth of employees - some long time employees have major issues but are protected. They damage the culture of the university. Poor decision making when choosing deans and chairs has also limited the potential of the college. Poor pay and promotion not linked to performance but " who you drink with"

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and weed out those who damage the reputation and growth of staff and faculty who have untapped potential. Stop running the place like a small time good old boy organization. Streamline the crazy login for online education. Hire professional staff and administrators. Nepotism is rampant and distasteful. President needs to be treated with more respect. She is a consummate professional but does not fit in with the narrow minded culture. Parking is crazy/impossible.



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