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University of South Carolina Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
128 Reviews
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128 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • coworkers, environment, flexibility, great work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits and insurance but could be better (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of suggestions made to upper-level supervisors go unnoticed or are not taken seriously (in 3 reviews)

  • The only thing I can think of is Low Salary (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Student Hire

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    Former Employee - Student Hire  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Student Hire in Columbia, SC

    I worked at University of South Carolina part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible hours, good supervisors, low stress

    Cons

    not great raises, hourly pay means no work, no pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student at the University of South Carolina Beaufort

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    Former Employee - Public Safety  in  Beaufort, SC
    Former Employee - Public Safety in Beaufort, SC

    I worked at University of South Carolina as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic group of people. One of those environments that seem small but in a great way. Everyone new everyone, with very few problems as a result. The staff of the university was always caring and friendly.

    Cons

    For those that like the larger campus atmosphere, the small Beaufort campus would be lacking. But as it lacks in that area it leads o a much more caring and friendly experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep that friendly atmosphere and make all who attend feel welcome as you have always done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Staff has good work but low salaries and support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work isn't too hard, people are nice, free tuition

    Cons

    Salaries are low and increases never happen. Must make connections and move into a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give staff some attention!

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    Positive Outlook
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    Graduate Student

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

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Professors are helpful throughout this roller coaster ride of obtaining the degree, and trust it is a ride!!! There is range of interesting research performed at the Columbia campus. I research colon cancer. Most of the research facilities that I have seen on campus are update in the current technologies to perform adequate research. There are several core facilities that are available to assist students with their research.

    Cons

    The amount of work you perform is not equally compensated with the pay, but that the life of a graduate student. The student health benefits are alright. I mean it isn't the bare minimum, but it isn't anything to rave about either.

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    i liked it

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Intern in Columbia, SC

    I worked at University of South Carolina as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    it gave me some experience and it showed how people work everyday in a workplace environment

    Cons

    I did not have any cons i enjoyed my time there and the people that i worked with

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  7.  

    Great place to work, as a student or professional!

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    Former Employee - Interpreter  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Interpreter in Columbia, SC

    I worked at University of South Carolina part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff were very friendly and the environment was typically positive. I always felt appreciated on the job, even while working as a student. Managers are very accomodating with work schedules to conform to class schedules.

    Cons

    In my personal office, a call center, time restrictions on breaks could be difficult to handle. 20 minute lunch breaks go by very quickly. The building in which I worked needed serious repair, and the ceiling above my desk was caving-in. The U doesn't seem to put a lot of effort into building repairs on the older buildings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed my managers.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Reasonable place

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

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Weather, Reasonable living Expense.

    Cons

    Slow attitude, hurts the progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Student Services Coordinator I

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of South Carolina

    Pros

    The benefits and having 2 weeks off for Christmas were good.

    Cons

    Low salary for certain positions

  10.  

    Great and exciting!

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Intern in Columbia, SC

    I worked at University of South Carolina as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I'm an intern who works in the government and community relations building and I have so much fun, we work closely with the state house and other businesses.

    Cons

    I have not had any cons, but when our days are not busy it becomes boring.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyed most of my life at USC

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

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many cutting edge researches are going on at USC. You can learn a lot from both academic and industry related seminarsor conferences. You can always find some one talk to about your career, work or life.

    Cons

    Overall, it is good. One thing maybe need to improve is the coordination between different groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interactions between students and industrial people would be appreciated.

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    Positive Outlook
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