Tennessee State University Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Assistant Strength Coach in Nashville, TN
    Current Intern - Assistant Strength Coach in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tennessee State University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great place to further your education. Love it looking forward to where it takes me.

    Cons

    None really that's I can think of. Every place has bad things about them, but I haven't come across any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Vice President

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tennessee State University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rich history of academic excellence, civic/ cultural education and athletic achievement.

    Cons

    Big fish in a little pond syndrome. Rampant cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    Implement and adhere to professional standards of education, practice and business operations


  3. Great School

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Is a open friendly school where everybody works with out caring about the race.

    Cons

    There is no organization in the work team.


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  5. Great school to work for the faculty is very inviting.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tennessee State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The students are great if you show them respect they will show you respect. The fellow faculty members are very helpful at times.

    Cons

    The cycle pay can be inconvenient.


  6. its like a family

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tennessee State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    everyone is so helpful and friendly ... you can discuss all your queries and doubts to anyone you want. if you want to work hard, achieve a goal and cannot spend too much... this is the place for you.

    Cons

    housing is a bit problem for students, especially for out of state or country cuz there is no guidance for that or a place in university where such issue can be discussed.


  7. Helpful (2)

    ~It's not the job that's bad, it's the incompetent administration~

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tennessee State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great benefits available -Bookstore and market are nice

    Cons

    -Understaffed -Faculty/staff are hired but are not qualified for the positions they hold -Some of the new VP's are bullies, this is due to being in a position they don't understand which makes some people defensive.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people just because you know them and they are from Jackson. Educate yourself on the departments you are responsible for. We know you're "VP or Director of..." but that means nothing when you're incompetent. The lack of moral or teamwork is heartbreaking. Acknowledge the staff for their accomplishments and stop patting yourselves on the back for just holding a title.


  8. Great place to learn about astronomy, optics, control systems, and robotics.

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Tennessee State University part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful staff members, attentive supervisors, and a flexible work load that fits in with your classes and other personal concerns. Probably one of the best part-time opportunities a college student could hope for.

    Cons

    Temperature control doesn't really work well in many of the facilities, so my advice is to bring a sweater or a jacket if you're accustomed to room temperature.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. Its was very humbling experience alot of grow and achievements.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tennessee State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    its has the best experts thats no college has including training you have to become a great professional in the indstry work. It serves with huge success and highly recognition from staff and faculty.

    Cons

    Not enough benefits enplus no paid vacations.

    Advice to Management

    build a strongest team and make changes within the company always stay planning for the competion The manager maintains; the leader develops. focuses on systems and structure; The leader focuses on people,relies on control; the leader inspires trust.The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.The manager has his or her eye always on the bottom line; the leader’s eye is on the horizon.Manager imitates; the leader originates. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.The manager is the classic good soldier; the leader is his or her own person.The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.


  10. Great experience.work experience daily.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Adjunct in Nashville, TN
    Current Contractor - Adjunct in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tennessee State University as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment on a daily basis

    Cons

    Need more job openings for adjunct persons who want to move to another job in the university.

    Advice to Management

    Good job, keep up the good work.


  11. The University is growing and trying to keep pace with growth, but the ba;;olls at a very slow pace.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennessee State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The landscape is beautiful and the work will be challenging. You will meet a lot of good people. The squirrels are a nice addition to the campus.

    Cons

    Where is the growth. I have not seen the availability for upward mobility. Where is the recognition of employees. Just from my perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more appreciative.



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