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"good place to work with good people"

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Former Employee - Staff in Allendale, MI
Former Employee - Staff in Allendale, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Grand Valley State University full-time (More than a year)

Pros

great people who you can turn to for support

Cons

low pay for the amont of work to do

Advice to Management

higher pay

Other Employee Reviews for Grand Valley State University

  1. "An excellent academic environment to work and grow as an educator."

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    Current Employee - Visiting Professor in Allendale, MI
    Current Employee - Visiting Professor in Allendale, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive thinking faculty.
    Student centered administration
    Not a research driven environment, but education focused
    Continually expanding (ex. new library being finished, braking ground on a new lab building)

    Cons

    hurt by state budget cuts
    facilities feel crowded do you constant expansion

    Advice to Management

    Make sure not to handcuff faculty while cutting the budget


  2. "Could be worse, could be better"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Allendale, MI
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Allendale, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work around class schedule, easy work, raise after 2 semesters, not too hard to get days off (well in advance only) or extra shifts, was very nice that since it was for the university they only took out 10-20 bucks a paycheck for taxes, only work every other weekend

    Cons

    Raise after 2 semesters, but only 15 cents and has nothing to do with performance. So no matter how hard you work, slackers get the same raise. No training, thrown right into the lions den on day 1. Rules for taking days off for unexpected reasons like sickness, death in family, etc are unreasonable. God forbid you have a weak immune system or a snow storm in west Michigan. Maybe it's just me, but I refuse to risk my life for my job. Luckily it never came to that for me, but I feel sorry for those that it did.

    Advice to Management

    I get that it's a place where 'essential personnel' are required to be there, but have a little lieniancy when it comes to missing work for unexpected reasons. Things come up that you have to miss work for, especially as a student!

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