Winston-Salem State University

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Winston-Salem State University Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Winston-Salem State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive and fun loving co-workers.

    Cons

    More time needed to help students understand multi-media equipment in full detail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross training with upper management about video conferencing technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    UREC Fitness Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fitness Associate
    Former Employee - Fitness Associate

    I worked at Winston-Salem State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, room to grow, fun working environement

    Cons

    not alot of hours offered, alot of miscommunication in upper-level management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase personal trainer certifications

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great family atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Winston-Salem State University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, athletics, Awareness of change

    Cons

    I have no cons working at WSSU.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue looking to hire young individuals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    What does our job really mean..

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Winston-Salem State University

    Pros

    Love for the students & community. As a former student, I loved to talk with the current students & share my experiences at the university & advise them of their needs & goals. The community also provide good support to the university.

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork, communication & job benefits . After experiencing both sides as a student & staff member..I see that people dont really understand that their main goal is to support the students.. Some departments are not organized which hurts other departments within the university. Also there is no room for advancement & the healthcare benefits are not being met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Socialize & communicate more with the students & monitor the organization of each department. Without the students there wouldn't be a university.

  6.  

    Excellent Education, Excellent Experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Winston-Salem State University

    Pros

    Concern for student improvement and achievement. Advancement opportunities in which the university are currently pursuing are incredible.

    Cons

    Lack of publicity and support from upper administration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency and visualization needed.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Having the opportunity to mold young minds is such a rewarding experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winston-Salem State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The students are the heart of the institution, the comraderie between colleagues who have the same interests in the students is awesome.

    Cons

    There are personal agendas all over the campus, many people are only concerned about status or a maintaining job, the morale is low, and bullying occurs. This was not the case about 3-4 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the students are not top priority to you, then your talents would be better suited in a corporate setting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Mixed feelings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Winston-Salem State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a real sense of community when you work at WSSU. Everyone really tries to work together.

    Cons

    Some people can take their power and run with it. You will get work request and orders from people that don't need to be giving them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The experience started out great, but the politics run circles around DC politics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Winston-Salem State University

    Pros

    The best reason to work at WSSU is the time off during the Christmas holiday. They do require you to use your vacation time to fill in the full 2-weeks, but it is a good perk to have about 2wks off during the holidays.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities, but you do get the chance to be assigned additional duties with no pay. You may go for 3-5 years without a raise, while parking, and health insurance premiums go up. Once hired, be ready to accept additional duties of at least 3 other jobs b/c there is no budget to hire additional help. Mgmt is bad about wanting to keep their star employees from seeking out other opportunities within the instituion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer advancement opportunities for employees. Practice the state's internal hiring policies. Don't be afraid to allow employees to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good work ethics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Salem, OR

    I have been working at Winston-Salem State University

    Pros

    indeed very professional set up

    Cons

    salary is little less but ok

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep high salary

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good place to study...but not to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Coordinator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Technology Coordinator in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Winston-Salem State University

    Pros

    The benefits such as health insurance. Depending on what areas you work in, you may find enjoyment working directly with the students. There is a since of family that is felt on campus

    Cons

    No professional development or growth opportunities. You may be asked to carry several different roles and responsibilities but with the same pay. The Directors feel superior and as if they don't have to learn policies and procedures. Support staff generally run the departments requiring minimum supervision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micromanage and complete performance evaluations on a regular basis. Learn all policies and procedures so that you are aware how to function even when your administrative assistant is out.

    Doesn't Recommend

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