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Colorado State University Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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Colorado State University President Anthony A. Frank
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Pros
  • A fun, supportive work environment with lots of extra opportunities (in 37 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, awesome location (Fort Collins is beautiful) (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay but is totally understandable (in 29 reviews)

  • And except for senior positions the pay is low, with "raises" which are less than the actual cost of living is going up (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff was very friendly and open to new ideas!

    Cons

    Turnover rate is high and somewhat inconsistant


  2. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado State University part-time

    Pros

    Fair hours, decent pay, fairly hands-off

    Cons

    Certain TA positions are significantly easier than others - balancing issue

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider CHEM 111 recitation responsibilities compared to CHEM 112/114

  3. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Love the atmosphere and mission.

    Cons

    There are none. I have no complaints!


  4. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colorado State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great working environment, excellent advisors.

    Cons

    Not full-time, minimum pay


  5. "Good Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    I work with a great team, flexible schedule, good retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Some people don't work with such great people


  6. "As stressful as industry without the pay"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community. Flexibility in job schedule. Reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Overworked without reasonable pay compensation. Research scientist positions are overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits for research support staff.


  7. "Career Center"

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

    I have been working at Colorado State University part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment. Easy work to allow for success.

    Cons

    Very political. If you are not a democrat or have left-leaning perspective, everyone is very hard to be around.

    Advice to Management

    Need a new director.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Content Marketing Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Content Marketing Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9 free class credits a year to full time employees, good benefits, strong culture, great mission, awesome people

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CSU, Fort Collins"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of different research areas across campus

    Cons

    Low funding in many labs, tight budgets and that affects the atmosphere and scientific work

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to change and flexible in developing programs for graduate students - more contemporary methods should be studied, especially bioinformatics which is completely lacking in the curriculum right now


  10. "IT Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colorado State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture & Values
    Academic employees support

    Cons

    Management and resource availability
    Non-academic employees support


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