Colorado State University Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2020

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Colorado State University President Joyce McConnell
Joyce McConnell
30 Ratings
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  • "Low pay and possible to eat up time from studies(in 40 reviews)

  • "No cons when you work with the right PI(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent University"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent staff, focus on access to education

    Cons

    Some infrastructure and technology sub-par

  2. "Great Way to Learn"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Researcher in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of new skills to learn in a hands-on environment. Pay is great as a student and will give skills used post-college.

    Cons

    A lot of open-ended work with minimal oversight. Sometimes two weeks of work can go away because professors are not good mangers.

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  3. "PhD student in Chemistry Department"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Colorado State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    collaboration, excellent learning environment, well funded, paid to go to school!

    Cons

    pay is not great, work long hours occasionally

  4. "Research Assistant"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Colorado State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can get good laboratory experience at colorado state university

    Cons

    I dont find any cons. It is really a good place to work with

  5. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colorado State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, stimulating environment to grow in

    Cons

    None really other than the squirrels

  6. "Decent place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Intern in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Colorado State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility to choose work hours.

    Cons

    Support from the institution can be lacking.

  7. "great place to work!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate 

    I have been working at Colorado State University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, including generous paid time off and employer match (plus extra) to retirement account

    Cons

    few pathways to get promoted

  8. "Good while in school"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician (Student Work Study) in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Colorado State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule in areas of interest

    Cons

    Low pay and possible to eat up time from studies

  9. "Love itt"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, flexibility, but again it depends on which lab are you working in

    Cons

    Hard to get a full time job here without connections

  10. "Managing in Higher Ed"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work in Fort Collins.

    Cons

    Salaries are low except for the executive level which is extremely high.

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