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Ball State University Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Positive work environment - lots of holiday and vacation time (in 10 reviews)

  • flexible hours, excellent work environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation is minimum wage; hours per week are limited to 20 between all jobs (in 13 reviews)

  • I've always felt as if student workers should be allowed to work more than 20 hours a week; but, other than that, no cons (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Digital Corps"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ball State University part-time

    Pros

    this digital agency within BSU provided me with everything I needed to get a job post-graduation

    Cons

    they've changed a lot since I graduated, and don't have that startup culture feel anymore


  2. "Great Place to Work Part-Time"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Assistant in Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Assistant in Muncie, IN

    I have been working at Ball State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people to work with are fun, and the professor I worked for was wonderful. She always stressed to put my education before everything else, even my job.

    Cons

    There can be those times where scheduling can inevitably conflict with class, if you're taking classes while working


  3. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ball State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Partial tuition waived, flexible scheduling, helping students

    Cons

    Salary, however waived tuition makes up for it


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  5. "Student Assistant at Child Study Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ball State University part-time

    Pros

    great kids, great employees, great philosophy and great at teaching students

    Cons

    minimum wage, not able to call off work easily


  6. "Great benefits and work atmosphere."

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    Current Employee - Garage Mechanic in Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Garage Mechanic in Muncie, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball State University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Technology advances prevent work from being mundane Benefits of low cost tuition after 2 years of service. Public employee retirement fund also a big plus. Most people retire from here!

    Cons

    Vehicles are becoming more technologically advanced, more tools and diagnostic equipment needed to keep pace with demands. Lack of equipment in reserve to put in place of break down.


  7. "administrataive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ball State University full-time

    Pros

    colleagues, pay, benefits, vacation, duties

    Cons

    parking, parking, parking, parking, parking


  8. "Overall good!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Ball State University part-time

    Pros

    Worked well with schedule. Family-oriented

    Cons

    Not much to do in Muncie.


  9. "GA Salary"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Muncie, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ball State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm learning a lot in the program

    Cons

    It's a lot of work


  10. "Great place to belong!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Muncie, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ball State exists on a beautiful campus and the University has a large number of dynamic professors and assistant professors who go well beyond expectations to meet the needs of students.

    Cons

    Assistant professor salaries are low. Contract professors are not permitted to accept additional responsibilities for additional pay.


  11. "Office of Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ball State University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some autonomy and flexibility
    Connecting with students
    Travel

    Cons

    Underpaid, No advancement, Poor management



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