St. Cloud State University

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St. Cloud State University Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very basic questions, nice interviewer

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at St. Cloud State University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cheap city, pressure is not high

    Cons

    Pay is not high, cold weather

    Recommends
  2.  

    Ok, but so much could be improved with newer management and leadership across the university.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at St. Cloud State University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Good benefits. Great people and talent here.

    Cons

    Culture of negativity from Faculty and Staff. Leadership has adopted a status-quo strategy. Enrollment has been down years in a row. Yet other schools not to far away are having no issues.

    Great people and talent here, just mismanaged, and lackluster leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to invest in your employees more. Before making decisions understand what your own department does with services and processes. Most importantly, stick with them.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    worked as office staff in public safety department

    Former Employee - Office Staff in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Office Staff in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at St. Cloud State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    gave training for one week and co-workers were cooperative and helpful.

    Cons

    multicultural people worked, compensation was good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was nice working in public safety department and got chance to work and know people from different culture.

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  5.  

    Top Heavy Arbitrary

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at St. Cloud State University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice facilities
    good library resources
    keep sidewalks clear of snow

    Cons

    ignore faculty input
    lack of communication
    not supportive of career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Slow to change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. Cloud State University

    Pros

    Flexible schedule / satisfied with compensation

    Cons

    Policies, procedures, and everything else were very slow to change

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Adjunct professor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. Cloud State University

    Pros

    As a professor of introductory General Education classes, there is minimal administrative oversight--in fact basically none at all--so you have complete freedom to do whatever you want in the classroom. Your supervisor won't know, want to know, or even need to know.

    Cons

    No job security. Departments are constantly shifting in size and funding so one can never be sure their position will still exist next year to be rehired. One is never hired on permanently, only hired on contract for a semester at a time.. unless you play the academic game of researching and writing an unprofitable book--for no pay in your spare time--in the hopes of getting published just for the sake of qualifying for the privilege of a shot at part time faculty status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating higher education like a for-profit corporation

  8.  

    Learned a lot from this job

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    Former Employee - Community Advisor in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Community Advisor in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at St. Cloud State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Improved my interpersonal communication skills

    Cons

    A lot of commitment plus school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    best job for IT majors

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    Current Employee - Helpdesk Consultant in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Consultant in Saint Cloud, MN

    I have been working at St. Cloud State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    probably the best experience you can get on campus other than Maverick Software

    Cons

    first semester might seem overwhelming but it gets better from the 2nd semester

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT department needs to work and have regular meetings with Information Systems, Computer Science and Networking department professors for advancement of IT throughout campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working in stcloud state was great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at St. Cloud State University

    Pros

    Working in stcloud state was great`env

    Cons

    Working in stcloud state was great pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working in stcloud state was great

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    I have had a good experience at St. Cloud State University

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Saint Cloud, MN

    I have been working at St. Cloud State University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This position is flexible depending on class schedules.

    Cons

    The school only pays minimum wage to its students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could increase salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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