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University of Southern Mississippi Reviews in Mississippi

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
39 Reviews
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39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good school

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are friendly and weather is warm, enjoy the strong sports culture, very beautiful campus, right-sized city, cheap place to live

    Cons

    not much entertainment available, not much cultural diversity, no large businesses in town, hard to get to anywhere, no good authentic international food.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Great Healthcare Setting!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Since most employees have been there for years (decades for many) there is a strong family atmosphere. It seems that most employees genuinely enjoy their work, the patients, and the university setting.

    Cons

    Sometimes employees are too relaxed which can make their behavior seem less than professional at times. Also, pay could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make high standards for excellence and stick to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    USM Gulf Coast is a beautiful campus on the Missississippi Gulf Coast.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Long Beach, MS
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Long Beach, MS

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The coast faculty are collegial and work together for a common goal. Dedicated and love their jobs.

    Cons

    Big divide between coast campus and the main campus in Hattiesburg. Not enough resources dedicated to this growing campus on the coast compared to Hattiesburg.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest time, money, and effort where your growth is - the Gulf Coast. Truly grow the coast and don't stifle it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The work environment is so friendly and evryone are so coperative to one another.Great mentors to work in research labor

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team members, support of colleagues and find self respectful and independent to work.Enjoy doing my research very much.

    Cons

    Remains too busy in work. So have to sometimes miss my time to my family and friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should understand the pains of the research assistants and try to give more compensations to the graduate assistants as they are really really working hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hattiesburg, MS

    I worked at University of Southern Mississippi part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Mostly willing to work with your class schedule

    Cons

    Pay wasn't all that great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Southern Miss is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Union and Programs  in  Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Union and Programs in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment, culture, friendliness, flexibility, pay

    Cons

    The pay is sometimes a little low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Peer tutor in the Speaking and Writing Center.

    Former Employee - Peer Tutor  in  Long Beach, MS
    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Long Beach, MS

    I worked at University of Southern Mississippi part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No cons, it was just a fun job while I was in school.

  9.  

    Student Worker

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling
    Easy Going Atmosphere
    Friendly Coworkers
    Classes and Work are in the Same Building

    Cons

    With a 20 hour work week and 19 hours of classes the days can be very long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Perfect job for a student who would like some extra cash.

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    Former Employee - Desk Assistant  in  Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Hattiesburg, MS

    I worked at University of Southern Mississippi part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great hours, great pay, perfect way to study and make financial gain simultaneously. The job has little responsibility, and depending on the supervisor, it can be a fun and sociable experience.

    Cons

    It's a customer service job, and sometimes a supervisor will treat you with little respect. Also, make sure that you can make the hours that you schedule in advance, and try to trade shifts early. It is only part-time, so the max you can work is 20 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some supervisors tend to micromanage and impose borderline ridiculous rules. The management needs to focus on providing a better experience at the University, not impose ridiculous rules that make it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to work, but some major compensation flaws.

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    Current Employee - Full Time Tenured Professor  in  Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Full Time Tenured Professor in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good administration and caring people, a real effort to support faculty and programs. Great location, decent culture and respect for the arts.

    Cons

    No real admissions policy, a great cross section of students, very diverse, but some very low performing students as well. Lots of duties piled on faculty, not enough time to do research. Very poor compensation for faculty and staff, no raises in years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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