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Boise State University Reviews

Updated April 10, 2019
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  • "Low pay - but that is to be expected of research assistants offered at any other institution" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Pay is soooo very low for the cost of living in the Treasure Valley" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great university with plenty of opportunities for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Student in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Student in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boise State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low tuition cost
    Small class sizes (depending on major)
    Modern campus
    Lots of opportunities for student involvement

    Cons

    Parking is a hassle and expensive

    Advice to Management

    Add more parking areas


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends

    I have been working at Boise State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Boise State provides you a great benefit for the insruance

    Cons

    Very fast paced for researching

  3. "Graduate Assistant at Boise State"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boise State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work on my own schedule. Variety of work. Full tuition waiver.

    Cons

    Professors are hit and miss to work with. Some work is terrible (long dead-end research projects)


  4. "Extraordinary Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boise State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work culture was super awesome!

    Cons

    Not much help with training one on one


  5. "It's good to work for the University"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boise State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They help to work flexible hours with your school schedule.

    Cons

    I didn't experience any cons.


  6. "A community of people"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on promoting life-long learning. Aims to train with your needs in mind. Best Work/Life balance I could ask for.

    Cons

    No current areas of negativity.


  7. "Good School"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boise State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The School and Departments care about their students and help them succeed. Has a good culture for graduate students. Management seems to care for students' work/life balance.

    Cons

    Still on the smaller side, so there are not as many options as there would be at larger schools, but this is getting better.

  8. "Boise State University Graduate Assistantship"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Boise State University full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and staff

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time


  9. "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boise State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission Based Organization
    Great Work-life Balance
    High energy work environment

    Cons

    Slow processes impede innovation
    Bureaucratic overhead


  10. "Excellent Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Director in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Director in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boise State University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Meaningful work with a great group of people.

    Cons

    Budgetary and resource constraints make it challenging to carry out goals.