University of South Carolina Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Quiet place, easy to get work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Comfortable environment, good working environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The amount of work you perform is not equally compensated with the pay, but that the life of a graduate student (in 3 reviews)

  • Low salary for certain positions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. The University of South Carolina is a great place to work for someone looking to maintain a life after hours.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Event Coordinator
    Current Employee - Assistant Event Coordinator

    I have been working at University of South Carolina

    Pros

    Great flexibility with work schedule have opportunity to work from home if needed. The work life balance and added benefits are incredible, you have access to a world class gym, Strom Thurmond Wellness Center.

    Cons

    As for any public position the compensation could be better, with that being said the amount of stress from work is minimal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Graduate Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at University of South Carolina

    Pros

    Liberal school, researcher, more advanced than most southern schools, smart minds, policy focused, area with great need

    Cons

    Resources are limited, scientific equipment lacking, No access to simple software, limited computer lab, needs more student focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a lot more focus on student mentorship and more advanced technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Good place for students

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant

    I worked at University of South Carolina

    Pros

    Awesome place to gain research experience in your selected field. Fair salary (hourly) for a student.

    Cons

    Can be hard for some to balance school and work, but is manageable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good place to work and learn the in's and out's of a university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    State benefits and a school work schedule . Plenty of ongoing training and very up to date work enviroment

    Cons

    Quite a bit of turnover was averaging 40% in the department I was working in. Compensation was overstated and very hard to get raises that were not across the board

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too concerned about being PC and not dealing with the employees as people but as tools to not get themselves sued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Academic Support Staff

    Current Employee - Academic in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Academic in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at University of South Carolina part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to do
    Flexible
    Great Boss
    Fun
    Busy in a good way

    Cons

    Busy
    Can be Time consuming
    Hard work if teamwork isn't involve
    Potential Consumers
    Early Shift

  7. Good University and People

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    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Columbia, SC

    I worked at University of South Carolina full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and continue your education.

    Cons

    The pay is so so and raises rarely given. State job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. University Technical Support

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    Current Employee - University Technical Support in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - University Technical Support in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at University of South Carolina

    Pros

    Provides skills that allow me to fully understand the universities technical systems while allowing me to connect with professors and staff with more than a student to teacher relationship.

    Cons

    Dealing with disrespectful professors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Student Worker working in an office on University of South Carolina - Columbia campus

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at University of South Carolina

    Pros

    Flexible hours and really caring and understanding management. Excellent networking resource as a student getting ready to graduate.

    Cons

    Not very good pay, but it increases as you progress through your undergraduate studies. Other than that, no complaints!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Working for the university was a meaningful and enlightening experience, although it was a short-term arrangement.

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    Current Employee - Academic Mentor in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Academic Mentor in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at University of South Carolina part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at the academic enrichment center and with the students was an incredibly rewarding experience. Having the opportunity to consult with academic advisers as well as with willing students opened up many avenues to succeed. In addition, staff were supportive in providing materials necessary to do well as an academic mentor.

    Cons

    Despite the strict guidelines from governing bodies, the work can sometimes feel too hands-off. It is difficult to work with some of the students when they sometimes lack basic computer literacy. In addition, some of the upper level staff seem to be distracting themselves while on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some attention could be paid to teaching the student-athletes more computer literacy because it reduces the effective time involved in tutoring them. They had great attitudes though, and I would continue to encourage that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. The people here are nice and I love the nature here

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at University of South Carolina part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The nature is beautiful and the girls here are hot. The living expenses here are low.

    Cons

    You have to study a lot before you can teach the students because they have a lot of homework and you may already forgot what you have learned 3 years before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We get good training like workshops and training classes. You can learn a lot of stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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