University of South Carolina Reviews

Updated April 14, 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. Great internship experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Intern in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at University of South Carolina

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and very accommodating to your schedule whether you're a student or recent grad. Limited supervision, work is very autonomous

    Cons

    Parking is limited during the school year

  2. Great atmosphere and team members!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of South Carolina

    Pros

    Everyone that works at South Carolina is great. They are helpful and want the best for you. Many of the employees have high energy and make going to work fun. I always look forward to team meeting because I have a great time while still getting work done. Management really cares about you succeeding in life and health. They encourage mental and fit breaks, teamwork and give great advice for a future career. There are many benefits to working at the university. We have access to free classes, trainings and a great health program. Our gym is also great!

    Cons

    The pay isn't the greatest. It's a state agency so they only pay you the minimum. The benefits make up for it, but only if you take advantage of what they offer.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care and be there for your employees.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Event Coordinator
    Current Employee - Assistant Event Coordinator

    I have been working at University of South Carolina

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  5. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of South Carolina part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get lots of hand on experience. Good for future career.

    Cons

    Not really any cons, except the location ...

  6. Graduate Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at University of South Carolina

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Good place for students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant

    I worked at University of South Carolina

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. Good place to work and learn the in's and out's of a university

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (1)

    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

  10. Good University and People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and continue your education.

    Cons

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

  11. University Technical Support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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