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Texas State Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
112 Reviews
4.0
112 Reviews
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Texas State President Denise M. Trauth
Denise M. Trauth
58 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I worked IT Support at the University IT Assistance Center and it was the best work environment (in 6 reviews)

  • You also get to work with many great people, the RA social network is huge (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • You don't get paid too much (but that's expected with a part-time student job) (in 3 reviews)

  • Only tenured faculty have true Academic freedom (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Texas State

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and friendly management

    Cons

    Minimum wage for student workers

  2.  

    Good working environment and awesome learning atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Texas State part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got good contacts with the professors and a chance to share my ideas with them.

    Cons

    Lack of office space to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very fun job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rock Wall Instructor in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Rock Wall Instructor in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Texas State

    Pros

    Texas State University is very flexible with student hours. The job is super chill, and you have a chance to meet tons of people. Fun and professional at the same time. And you get pro deals which allows you to get top quality outdoor gear for wholesale prices.

    Cons

    Its hard to get a lot of hours. The pay is minimum wage or just above. The meetings are always on weekends so sometimes it is hard to get home to visit family. Sometimes the rock wall gets slow and boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better to keep employees interested.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Texas State University Student Health Center

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Prescription Assistance Advocate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Prescription Assistance Advocate in San Marcos, TX

    I worked at Texas State

    Pros

    I worked as a student at the Texas State University Student Health Center and really enjoyed my time there. The people were generally fun and it allowed me to start my career in healthcare administration earlier than most. Obviously, working with my school schedule was a big plus.

    Cons

    Students are only allowed to work 25 hours during semesters they are taking classes. I was allowed to work 40 hours per week during the summers when I took classes at junior colleges. The pay for students was embarrassing and nearly disgusting while I was there. I had more responsibility than many full time staff members and made minimum wage just because I was a student. I've heard they've improved on this now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take advantage of students when it comes to compensation. They have bills too and it is a terrible feeling to work as hard as you can and still barely make ends meet. Pay what the job is worth -- no more and no less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Texas State is a great University to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Texas State

    Pros

    Beautiful Location, Diverse atmosphere, Growing Area

    Cons

    Overpopulation, Constant Construction, Minimum Wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build more parking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's a fine university to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas State

    Pros

    All the professors I work for are very kind and understand my time management between work and graduate school.

    Cons

    It won't lead to anything once my work is complete.

  8.  

    Good company to get your foot in the door and get some great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - University Advancement in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - University Advancement in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Texas State

    Pros

    Great people to work with and overall good environment
    Paid time off for Christmas break and paid holidays are plentiful
    Easy to talk to lower tier management
    Open door policy applies to direct management
    Great culture and values
    Decent benefits
    Stressful, but manageable stress
    Everyone in the same office as you is very supportive of personal growth
    Maximizes your personal growth
    Minimum amounts of micromanaging
    Incredible networking opportunities

    Cons

    Upper management can't make a decision
    Takes forever for anything to get done due to extraneous chain of command and hoops to jump through
    Though they have an open door policy for your direct manager don't expect them to be able to do anything soon or make any quick changes.
    Constantly understaffed and dealing with budgeting issues
    Minimal amounts of training
    Growth within the company is minimal unless you really push (and I mean more than the squeaky wheel) to move up or around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out who is important to your company and keeps everything working like clockwork in the background. These are the employees that keep you running, It would be wise to not ignore there request and pleas for additional resources and assistance.
    Training is also a bit of an issue, we all feel just thrown into the fire and expected to hit the ground running 100mph without any formal training of any kind. Not exactly conducive for a less stressful work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas State

    Pros

    Learnt a lot of technical stuff

    Cons

    Not many places to visit nearby

  10.  

    Benefits OK, Salaries Low, Staff Advancement Non-existant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III

    I have been working at Texas State full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great in most departments on campus. You have ample sick leave and vacation. You also have an additional two weeks off at Christmas although you may have to use your comp hours to pay for up to 24 hours of the break. Many opportunities for staff development through seminars and classes which are free and can be taken during work hours.

    Cons

    Staff salaries are low and President Trauth has made it abundantly clear that she does not support staff promotion. In many cases job duties do not match the job title and raises are minimal. Overtime is only given in comp hours up to 100 and then must be approved by the Provost which rarely happens so there is little opportunity to earn extra money. Admins are no longer allowed to work on grants for extra money and must now do it for free. Because the staff working conditions have deteriorated, turnover is high and many have left to be replaced by very low salaried personnel who do not care about the job and make conditions worse for those who are trying to stick it out until retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your staff (specifically Administrative Assistants), allow them decent wages/raises and career growth and you will not have the high turnover and uninterested, poor quality team that are attracted to such low paying, non-competitive jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not much of a place for young professionals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas State full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    stable job
    Great health coverage
    Staff can also access the Rec Center (for a fee)

    Cons

    Not very innovative environment
    Too much red-tape
    Very low salary scale for staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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