South Dakota State
3.1 of 5 14 reviews
www3.sdstate.edu Brookings, SD 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 23, 2014

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South Dakota State President David L. Chicoine

David L. Chicoine

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience

Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Brookings, SD

I worked at South Dakota State part-time for more than a year

ProsEnjoyable and flexible work environment. I was fond of my colleagues, and more so the professor who employed me. I would recommend this opportunity to anyone who gets the chance.

ConsThe politics of academia. Though I had to deal with them very little as a lab assistant, they were still visible from where I stood.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It all depends on who you work with, and pay is not good

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Brookings, SD

I have been working at South Dakota State part-time for more than a year

Pros1. Nice people, from boss to co-works are very friendly;
2. Brookings is nice place to live.

Cons1. The above statement for pros #1 is only true to myself, I know a handful of Graduate Assistants being used like slaves by their advisors or department, or both. It really depends who you work with, and your own personality.
2. The fact that Graduate Assistants needs to pay their own tuition is ridiculous: in most universities in US, this would not happen.
3. For professors, the administrations are willing to spend money building constructions and polish the campus, but not willing to increase pay. Many valuable professors were lost in recent years and what we got left is just a beautiful campus.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more money on people, not just buildings or decorations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Experience

Learning Assistant (Former Employee)
Brookings, SD

I worked at South Dakota State part-time for more than a year

ProsBeing a learning assistant was beneficial because it felt good helping students with their home work. It was also nice to have a review of past course work while tutoring.

ConsThe biggest con was that it was boring at times. Since most classes are on computers, most students could be help from the online tutorial.

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Good place to start, but no growth opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Brookings, SD

I have been working at South Dakota State full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe biggest pro is enjoying my coworkers. Also, the University was more stable during times of low economy than many businesses; I was hired during the recession. SDSU is a good place to start, or for those looking to stay in the same position. If looking for growth and opportunities, look elsewhere.

ConsThe politics within management is obvious and frustrating for those it affects. Very little support for professional growth and development.

Advice to Senior ManagementOut with the old, in with the new. Hire the most qualified, competant individuals, rather than hiring for political reasons.

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Good overall.

Student Programmer (Former Employee)
Brookings, SD

I worked at South Dakota State

ProsGreat people to work with.

ConsThe pay was lower than I would have liked.

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Not good to stay for research.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Brookings, SD

I have been working at South Dakota State

ProsEasy to get promoted and tenured.

ConsThe administrative sucks. They do not care your professional development. Not good students and research support. It hurts your career.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Competent leaders wanted

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Brookings, SD

I worked at South Dakota State

ProsGeography and community are excellent

Conspoor reputation and declining infrastructure

Advice to Senior Management"Lean and mean" should apply mainly to management - the workers in the trenches need to be in full force in order to get the jobs done!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Both good and bad

Student Programmer (Current Employee)
Brookings, SD

I have been working at South Dakota State

ProsLow living costs, personal preference

Consless competition, work chain not good

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to import skilled manpower from other states. Give preference to technology. Still lot of paper based works

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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