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Updated June 19, 2017
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James P. Clements
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Pros
  • Nice and hospitality south style work environment (in 32 reviews)

  • Great place to work as a student with really flexible hours (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Small town, not the best food options (in 16 reviews)

  • Poor academic environment for graduate students in general (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Laboratory Technician - Microbiology"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Microbiology Lab Technician in Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - Microbiology Lab Technician in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clemson University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pre-hire training adequately prepared me for the skill set expected.

    Cons

    Can no recall any cons while working in this position.

    Advice to Management

    Great educational environment.


  2. "Marketing Director"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Clemson, SC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clemson University as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment, good work, great people!

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

  3. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Clemson, SC

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

    Pros

    the tuition fee gets waived

    Cons

    Sometimes it is really difficult to handle course work and research at the same time especially during exam times


  4. "Admin. Asst. II"

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    Current Employee - Admin Assistant II in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Admin Assistant II in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clemson University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security as university progress has had steady growth.

    Cons

    True salary growth seems stunted. When salary increases, it seems only to alleviate increase in insurance, retirement and parking premiums.

    Advice to Management

    Could general primary medical care be offered to Clemson University employees as a benefit with a discounted fee option to obtain NP and MD services in coalition with the current student health services and Joseph Sullivan Center divisions on Clemson campus? This could promote out of pocket savings for employees having to otherwise meet insurance deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance premiums with outside providers for primary care. This employee funded option could promote additional medical facility expansion as well as offer additional clinical training and job opportunities for the students enrolled in our School of Nursing program. Possibly becoming an internship facility for nurse practitioners to assist with the demand in patient care.


  5. "Really Nice People"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, and there's a lot of innovation going on. World class creativity, research, & engineering without pretension. The benefits are nice. The area is gorgeous right at the foot of the Blue Ridge.

    Cons

    Compensation. Also, some people miss what a gem this place is and use it as a stepping stone rather than investing their time & efforts in its future.

    Advice to Management

    Hire talent with a commitment to Clemson & SC. Improve postdoctoral compensation.


  6. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in term of work schedule and intellectual input. The weather is pretty nice in the spring, fall, and winter. Nice location close to the mountains.

    Cons

    Relatively low salary with not summer salary. the work schedule, although flexible can swing between demanding to light. Poor academic environment for graduate students in general.


  7. "Research & Teaching Assistantships"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Clemson, SC

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

    Pros

    Of course it depends on the department, program, and their available budgets, but I found that the research and teaching assistantship salary/stipends were, on average, much higher at Clemson University that many other schools.

    Cons

    Personally, I haven't experienced any cons working at Clemson University, but again this depends on the program and department and faculty/staff.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any constructive advice to offer to the management at Clemson University at the time. (This may not be too relevant to research or teaching assistantships.)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Underpaid
    Underappreciated
    Volatile
    Stipend increase not normalized to tuition rises.
    Unnecessary fee (multiple categories)
    Library fee is higher for graduate students because they access journals...??

    Advice to Management

    Work towards either hiring more in part-time roles or enable consistent stipend appraisals.


  9. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The stipend is good for the area.

    Cons

    Clemson is in the middle of nowhere


  10. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Clemson, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice town, everything is at a minimal distance from the university, there is not lots of traffic, great environment of people to work with

    Cons

    big change if you are coming from a big town and expecting to see lots of shopping areas


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