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"Great school if you can manage the location"

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Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Ames, IA
Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Ames, IA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Generally friendly staff and faculty, eager students, decent resources for a land-grant school.

Cons

Work-life balance isn't great, students tend to feel a bit entitled, not easy to recruit top graduate students, there's not much going on in Ames.

Advice to Management

In my situation I found few good collaborative activities despite the lip service. Way too much paper pushing for faculty. The downturn of '08 diminished staff to dangerously low levels.

Other Employee Reviews for Iowa State University

  1. "Satisfied with my position."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work environment is acceptable. You get to collaborate with people in different fields outside of your expertise. Acceptable pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    As a post-doc, you are really treated as neither a student nor faculty/staff. You are somewhere in between. You are still given student health insurance and use student health. Also you are required to pay some student fees. However, you are given retirement benefits that you don't receive as a student. You can purchase faculty/staff parking as well which has better locations than student parking but at an additional cost.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if post-docs would be treated entirely as staff and none of this in between crap that we have to deal with.


  2. "Work at Iowa State University"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist II in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist II in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good benefits, great place

    Cons

    The salaries are much lower then industry

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