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Have questions about working at Penn State? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Penn State.

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57 English questions out of 57

June 16, 2022

What is paid time off like at Penn State?

Pros

Excellent health/vision benefits, up to 6 weeks paid time off a year (not including one full week of paid vacation for Christmas!), culture and management can be great if you find the right unit

Cons

Paid far below the national average, management often has little training or people skills, cannot advance career without applying out to other positions within the organization

Excellent health/vision benefits, up to 6 weeks paid time off a year (not including one full week of paid vacation for Christmas!), culture and management can be great if you find the right unit

June 16, 2022

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March 26, 2021

Does Penn State offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Organized, benefits package is good, flexibility as a student

Cons

IT infrastructure overhaul is frequent

Organized, benefits package is good, flexibility as a student

March 26, 2021

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August 9, 2022

Does Penn State offer massages?

Pros

- good professional environment for first time office workers - provides a good range of utilities (the occasional free lunch, desktop, laptops, headsets for meetings, free office download)

Cons

- sometimes management is not very organized/gives conflicting instructions (for the most part, management is good and this is a minor/correctable issue)

provides a good range of utilities (the occasional free lunch, desktop, laptops, headsets for meetings, free office download)

August 9, 2022

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September 3, 2020

Does Penn State offer dental insurance?

Pros

Good benefits for grad students, dental and vision insurance too

Cons

None that I can think of

Good benefits for grad students, dental and vision insurance too

September 3, 2020

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March 25, 2022

Does Penn State offer family leave?

Pros

Generous leave and great benefits, especially with the 75% discounted tuition for the employee, their spouse, and/or dependents.

Cons

The pay for this position varies widely. My initial offer was a bit insulting but I was able to negotiate to a rate I was more comfortable with. However, after nearly three years in a position where I’ve been asked to take on additional responsibilities, my raise requests have been denied by someone in HR who has no idea who I am, what I look like, or what I do and contribute each day.

Generous leave and great benefits, especially with the 75% discounted tuition for the employee, their spouse, and/or dependents.

March 25, 2022

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57 English questions out of 57

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