I worked at Plymouth State University full-time (More than 5 years)
Loyal, hard working, and dedicated staff. Fantastic retirement matching. Lots of vacation and sick days.
Usual higher education slowness in moving initiatives forward. Administration often had a plan of their own when it came to campus projects. Not a lot of input from staff on these which resulted in hesitation and reluctance on staff to soldier on to meet deadlines. Not a lot of resources to be had so reinforcements were never an option.
Advice to Management
Listen to your staff a bit more. Walk around the campus. Really talk to your employees. It's a small campus so we all know each other. No need for awkward politicking. Just lay things out on the table a bit more.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Plymouth State University (Plymouth, NH) in April 2014.
I filled out the online application which is intense. They ask about all the kinds of work I ever did and where, for how long and for how much pay. The woman in the PSU Human Resources Department said it looked like I had all the qualifications for the job and I was contacted for an interview. This was a joke!They had already picked who would get the job. They just went through the motions of interviewing so they could say they followed their process.