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Colorado State University Reviews

Updated February 2, 2019
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Pros
  • "Positive work environment and mission focused" (in 45 reviews)

  • "The stipend is low considering the cost of living in Fort Collins" (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay in the division of student affairs" (in 32 reviews)

  • "The salary hasn't increased, but the student fees and the general cost of living in Ft" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    1. CSU pays your tuition for your graduate program.
    2. Depending on the subject you are teaching. it will not take more than 15h per week.
    3. CSU pays you monthly wage.

    Cons

    Work will depend on the subject you are teaching


  2. "Unbeatable benefits"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Unbeatable benefits, fair pay, great hours, awesome retirement, multiple healthcare plans to pick from, benefits start right away!

    Cons

    Culture is dependent on which contract you’re working and it’s location, hard to get ahold of project managers who seem to be overwhelmed.

    Advice to Management

    Project managers could be more responsive. Hard to work with them when they are in Colorado and we are at the project site.

  3. "Working as a graduate research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly campus, and a lot of opportunities available to move on to the industry.

    Cons

    I don't see any bad sides about working at Colorado State University.


  4. "Chemistry RA"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good organic chemistry division

    Cons

    Student fees are too high


  5. "Experience varies largely depending upon adviser and department"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Work toward advanced degree while getting paid

    Cons

    Long hours for bad pay with few benefits


  6. "Great place to start"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate III in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location, working environment, great opportunities to move forward

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. "Great place to work and go to school"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The English department facility really care about the students.
    Graduate students are given ample opportunity for academic self-promotion (CV building)

    Cons

    All the standard university stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Move the university writing center out of Eddy basement. Some windows would be nice...

  8. "Micro Managers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good co workers, very friendly and helpful team players

    Cons

    managers are very strict and not a lot of support


  9. "Graduate Student at Colorado State University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado State University full-time

    Pros

    Fort Collins is very nice. CSU pays on time and has a good system for quickly resolving issues.

    Cons

    Graduate school is tough no matter where you go...


  10. "Good people, good place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Faculty staff and students have all been great to work with. The environment is laid back. Managers are very flexible and work with you on your schedule.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for professional growth. People seem to stick around for a long time so openings for higher positions don't come around often.

    Advice to Management

    None.