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East Tennessee State Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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Brian Noland
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Pros
  • Plethora of Pto (sick and personal days), many paid holidays, great benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • This is a great place to work; benefits are fantastic and management is very supportive (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay (but you're getting plenty of benefits), difficulty advancing- stagnant in your position once hired, parking can be a bit of a bear (in 7 reviews)

  • For the amount of work we do, the pay is horrible (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Web design student worker for a department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked on a department's website. After about 2 weeks the department let me work from home which was pretty nice.

    Cons

    Only downsides were that the department did not have much money so would only allow me to work and bill 5 hours a week. If I reached that 5 hours, I actually had to stop and wait for next week.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at East Tennessee State full-time

    Pros

    The job does not always require to be at office. Most times I can work from home. The days and I times I can work are flexible.

    Cons

    Some weeks it can go over 20 hours a week, especially during end of semester when grading has to be done.

    Advice to Management

    They can provide a better working space for Research Assistants. Research Assistants can be involved more in departmental meetings for improving work environments.

  3. "College of Nursing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at East Tennessee State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, meeting people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Higher ups clueless in the college of nursing. May be good nurses but pathetic administrators! Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Change process of transferring positions


  4. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Johnson City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at East Tennessee State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location
    Low cost of living
    Friendly community
    Safe neighborhood

    Cons

    City life apparently absent
    Silent neighborhood
    Low wages

    Advice to Management

    Yearly wage review


  5. "good place to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ETSU is very employee-friendly! If you qualified for faculty or staff, you should apply immediately!

    Cons

    It's in a small town if you wanna call it 'con"


  6. "Upward Bound"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at East Tennessee State part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment! The staff is so welcoming and friendly. If I could work for UB over and over again, I would.

    Cons

    The interview process is daunting. You go through 3 interviews.


  7. "Associate Professor"

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

    I have been working at East Tennessee State full-time

    Pros

    Great location for outdoor life.

    Cons

    Salary, lack of diversity, homegrown talent makes innovation difficult.

  8. "Art Department eight years ago"

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

    I worked at East Tennessee State part-time

    Pros

    Laid back environment. Good experience for student workers.

    Cons

    Low Pay. Evolving program, which lead to rules and advertising changes.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure about full-time employees but for me there was none.


  9. "Patient Care Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at East Tennessee State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people to work with and for. Good hours and excellent benefits for the area. Great time off.

    Cons

    Pay is very low for the amount of work. Pay raises do not occur annually and only occur when the state of Tennessee provides a raise to all. Amount of work, time of service, and other job responsibilities do not affect pay. There is also times when it is understaffed, and the hiring process is so lengthy that the times between hiring when a person resigns from their position leaves those left in a struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay, and more organized training, and better staffing.


  10. "Working at ETSU is like being in high school. Your job is based on who you know, not what you know."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnson City, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at East Tennessee State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I would have rated it a 1 star except that the State 401k plan and health insurance are great coverage.

    Cons

    The pay scale used isn't the greatest and politics hinders people from doing their job and prevents them from growing.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.


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