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4.1
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84%
Recommend to a Friend
61%
Approve of CEO
Paul W. Ferguson
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fantastic work environment with friendly colleagues(in 15 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, great industry knowledge, great work environment(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "The company only provides minimum wage(in 21 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no chance of a raise no matter how long you're employed(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great position, great experience, great team"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Muncie, IN

    I have been working at Ball State University part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fun environment, rewarding position, great team dynamic

    Cons

    Long hours and overtime, frustration with students from time to time, low stipend

  2. "Great Work Environment and Amazing Coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teaching PRofessor 

    I have been working at Ball State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Definitely the student body and the collegial environment

    Cons

    It would probably be the location

  3. "Great Side Job for Full-time Students"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker At the Grill In the Student Center in Muncie, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ball State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was in control of my schedule and they were understanding. All of the staff there was very kind and I never had an issue.

    Cons

    The pay is low

  4. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Muncie, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ball State University part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice coworkers/supervisors, allows you to get tutoring certification each semester. Increased pay each semester. Great experience

    Cons

    Some disorganization between desk staff and tutors. Sometimes didn’t know what I was required to do as part of my training. hard to change schedule once it’s set. Low pay

  5. "It's OK"

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      Current Employee - Library Assistant 

      I have been working at Ball State University full-time

      Pros

      Easy work that is not taxing

      Cons

      Terrible culture and no progression

    • "Ball State University Part-Time Employee"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Ball State University part-time

      Pros

      Company culture is decent; Friendly coworkers

      Cons

      Low pay; work not valued

    • "Excellent opportunity to learn and grow"

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      Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Muncie, IN
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ball State University part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Excellent opportunity to learn and grow a career in academia

      Cons

      None to report. All went great.

      Advice to Management

      None.

    • "Decent place for Grad School"

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      Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Muncie, IN
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Ball State University part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Paid Tuition Stipend pay set by various departments Great amount of work experience

      Cons

      Still treated like a regular student in the work place No benefits for graduate assistants Have to pay campus fees still

    • "Not great"

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      Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Muncie, IN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Ball State University full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Some decent benefits. Some nice people.

      Cons

      High turnover...three supervisors in four years. Supervisor hired with no experience who doesn’t know staff jobs. Staff members opinions don’t matter. 16 years of employment don’t count if the new supervisor comes in and immediately wants new staff in the office. Low salaries with very small raises even with very good performance evaluations. Parking fees and health insurance premiums increase each year. Take home pay...

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      Advice to Management

      Staff members should have someone who is willing to help with supervisor issues. Service employees have a union and higher pay than staff members. Address high turnover rates. Start asking why people are leaving. HR does nothing to solve these issues. When asked for help, HR says sounds like the supervisor isn’t happy. Who cares if the staff members aren’t happy? No one. Something needs to change!

    • "Desktop Support Technician"

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

      I have been working at Ball State University part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great working Environment, Great bosses.

      Cons

      hard to work with some end users

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