University of South Carolina
3.9 of 5 121 reviews
www.sc.edu Columbia, SC 5000+ Employees

University of South Carolina Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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3.9 121 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides

Harris Pastides

(61 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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
  • "Graduate student Chair moved alot"
    in 2 reviews
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    Great and exciting!

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsI'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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Student Services Coordinator I

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLow salary for certain positions

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    Enjoyed most of my life at USC

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsMany 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore interactions between students and industrial people would be appreciated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Miss the place!

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work if you're a Gamecock

    Consstate job, state salary; state benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, great campus

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsGood opportunity to grow early in your career

    ConsTough to move up as a staff member (non-faculty)

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with your valued staff to help them elevate within USC. High-performing staffers are plugged into holes and must leave the institution to progress in their careers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning community

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHad a short lived graduate career, as I decided that it would not be for me. But the time I spent in the graduate community was great as many of the people I met placed a high emphasis on learning and were always willing to help with anything. Great, friendly atmosphere.

    ConsThere were not many cons I experienced as a graduate student. I think the one thing that may have had a hand in deciding whether or not I would continue the program was the first year. I did not enjoy having to TA, only because it added much stress to an already heavy work load.

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    Great place to work but pay is rather low

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFantastic culture and co-workers. Great state benefits if you are permanent full-time employee.

    ConsPay is lower than average. Most positions are temporary without benefits.

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    Beautiful place to work, many opportunities with you know where to look.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat chance to further you education, pretty good health insurance. If you are a professor tenure can be obtained.

    ConsDepartments do not get along well with each other, leadership is either excellent or horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome treating employees like crap!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Can't get equal pay

    Director (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsGood team; nice campus; tuition waiver; smoke-free campus. Educated workforce, free baseball tickets, cultural events.

    ConsEntrenched ways; bureaucracy; can't get properly compensated; poorly defined HR policies; employee relations department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay valued employees what they're worth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere, great people to work with

    Conspay wasn't that great. hours

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