South Dakota State Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Graduate research assistant

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    Former Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Former Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South Dakota State as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for graduate students who want some research experience in the field.

    Cons

    Not covered under insurance and does not come with additional benefits

    Advice to Management

    Graduate students should also be insured as other faculty employees


  2. The worst place ever.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at South Dakota State (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros. Maybe the trees around campus.

    Cons

    Too many to count.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves.


  3. Graduate Student 1st Impression

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at South Dakota State (More than a year)

    Pros

    The school is very supportive of students attending professional development and scientific conferences. In addition, the graduate community is very supportive and rather close-knit despite its diversity.

    Cons

    There is a lack of more expensive equipment, but with proper scheduling, this can be evaded.


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  5. Ph.D. level graduate student. Both Teaching and Research Assistant.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very understanding administration. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    No benefits or insurance. It can also be difficult to find a dissertation advisor or research topic; one is left to attain these without much guidance upon entering the program.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps better career goal guidance early in the program. Career desires and how to be prepare for that over the course of study.


  6. Study and work life balance

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at South Dakota State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good environment to work. department colleagues are very helpful. Still some what depends on your professor you are working with.

    Cons

    Brookings weather is the only challenge here


  7. Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at South Dakota State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid holidays, decent benefits, good school

    Cons

    Lack of training. Hierarchy is clearly established and lower level employees are treated like personal assistants

    Advice to Management

    Lead and empower employees and give them the tools to succeed.


  8. Supervisors don't understand capabilities of staff

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    Former Employee - Custodian in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Custodian in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South Dakota State full-time

    Pros

    Allowed to wear headphones, being alone for the majority of the shift

    Cons

    Understaffed, unreasonable supervisors, disrespect from other departments, unusual hours, hire leads and supervisors without considering current employees

    Advice to Management

    A better understanding of what employees can accomplish


  9. Worked as graduate assistant

    Current Employee - Gradate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Gradate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at South Dakota State full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful working experience there as a graduate research assistant

    Cons

    Weather at times made things horrible

    Advice to Management

    Pretty good and helpful


  10. Helpful (1)

    South Dakota State University is a political clout of racially biased, bullying seniors in faculty circle

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Brookings, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at South Dakota State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brookings a nice small town, schools are good and community is small. If you like small town then it is a good choice.

    Cons

    if SDSU is your job destination then welcome to hell! They discriminate new faculty for their race. Administration speaks one language of idealism when trying to capture students but when it comes to teaching, it doesn't even provide basics. Highly understaffed, Senior faculty bullies juniors to the extent that they yell at them, insults them and administration stands with seniors.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to President of SDSU. Remove politics from following divisions: 1. Chemistry division 2. IT and Support 3. Human Resources 5. Racial discrimination from the campus. 6. Bullying of junior and new faculties by senior faculties. this has made a hell of our campus.


  11. Wonderful platform for research work in Electrical Engineering.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at South Dakota State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Safe and cool environment for research work. Professors are helpful. Student can choose their subjects according as their interest and does not matter what their previous background.

    Cons

    University is too expensive compared to assistantship. Students need to cover their fees, insurance and acomodations themselves. Full Assistantship is too low. And Most of the students get half paid assistantship, no matters how much they work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to reduce the course fee.



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