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Colorado State University Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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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 31 reviews)

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

Cons
  • no consistant hours and low pay (in 24 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. "Administrative Assistant II"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II 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

    Flexible schedule, benefits, great people and opportunity, employee study privilege

    Cons

    slow upward movement and state provided wage increases


  2. "Student Trainer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Trainer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Student Trainer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with people with wonderful souls.

    Cons

    Too much work. Less pay

    Advice to Management

    Continuously changing structure. Good experience. More meetings needed

  3. "Large campus, wonderful location"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor and Technology Consultant in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Supervisor and Technology Consultant in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Members of the institution were personable and helpful in orienting newcomers
    The town had plenty of activities

    Cons

    Safety concerns
    If you are older, it is very much a college town


  4. "Too good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    It is the best place to work

    Cons

    Everything is good. No negatives.


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great academic institution featuring world-renowned researchers in diverse fields.

    Cons

    Standard bureaucracy when dealing with forms


  6. "Good work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Desk Staff Member in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Community Desk Staff Member in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a community desk staff member, my job is on campus.It pays minimum wage. The job hours are very flexible to account for classes.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult hours are required.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the overnight shifts.


  7. "Great place to be a grad student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Located in a great place to live

    Cons

    Sometimes there is not enough time to enjoy your free time

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - GRA in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - GRA in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, challenging and rewarding

    Cons

    Less clarity on research and what you are supposed to do. Unfair treatment to students

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that when you bring students in from foreign locations, the faculty invests time in the student apart from money.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colorado State University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cheap parking and plenty spots.

    Cons

    Complaints are not taken seriously, men get away with just about anything. Management is horrible. Raises and benefits are not very good, although they used to be years ago. Stay away and don't work for the state. PERA is not doing well.

    Advice to Management

    Retire


  10. "Customer Service"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Being a student the management is really flexible with the hours you work, they understand that you are a student and may need to take time off to study for tests and other related schoolwork. The people who work on the frontline are also students, and working with people your age makes it fun.

    Cons

    They are really strict when it comes to managing the register. If you walk away for one second to help someone on the sales floor, a manager will be there to scold you for leaving the register.


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