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Penn State University Benefits

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  • Nov 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current IT Manager in University Park, Pennsylvania

    The time off and benefits package is great!

  • Jan 21, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Researcher in State College, Pennsylvania

    You are able to take part in medical, dental, and vision.

  • Dec 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Peer Tutor in State College, Pennsylvania

    The time is very flexible. Even payment is not really high, it is a joyful experience working as a peer tutor at Penn State.

  • Nov 16, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Graduate Teaching Assistant in University Park, Pennsylvania

    Decent health, dental, and optical insurance. Everything else was what you'd expect from an employer of graduate students.

  • Oct 31, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in State College, Pennsylvania

    Amazing 401k option. You give 5%, they give 9.3%

  • Nov 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Statistician in State College, Pennsylvania

    Good graduate student health insurance (not sure if its the same for other employees), covers dental and vision too. Got free glasses every year with vision care. Dentist one has low maximum.

  • Oct 26, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Executive Director in State College, Pennsylvania

    Penn State offers excellent benefits including tuition funding, healthcare and retirement benefits that far surpass most corporate benefits. Frequently these can make up for the salary differential between higher ed and the private sector. Huge value if you have a family or are planning to earn a degree.

  • Oct 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    Amazing benefits that are valued

  • Oct 23, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in State College, Pennsylvania

    Very low wage compensation for graduate student assistants. Decent health insurance though.

  • Sep 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Power Plant Operator in State College, Pennsylvania

    Best thing are generous and affordable health insurance as well pension plan. Plenty of PTO and sick leave are given as well.

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