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"Great work atmosphere, solid leadership"

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Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Ames, IA
Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Ames, IA
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Pros

Lots of pride in working for a great institution. Benefits have remained solid even through tough economic/budgetary times.

Cons

Career development and advancement opportunities for staff members are lacking.

Advice to Management

The university is too polite in the way it positions itself. It's probably just the Midwestern humility but we need to assert ourselves more in the marketplace. We're better than what we let on.

Other Employee Reviews for Iowa State University

  1. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, IA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    regular environment, nothing much to say here.
    Just do your research, publish papers and get on with your life
    I came there, because I could continue my research there.

    Cons

    not Top university, cold winters, lots of snow.
    heat in the office shuts off right at 5, so no cannot stay later if needed

    Advice to Management

    postdocs are treated like students (or may be worse), and this is after getting a PhD.
    No real med. insurance (the that is offered is crap, good thing I do not pay for it)


  2. "Nice place to work, but regular state budget cuts are severely affecting competitiveness with industrial jobs."

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

    Pros

    Great tuition reimbursement program, excellent number of vacation days, great location and beautiful campus. There are many excellent people to work with, and there are almost always events or activities going on.

    Cons

    Repeated drops in Iowa tax dollar funding levels have cut ISU budgets, resulted in diminished benefits, furlough days, and three years (and counting) of zero percent raises. I am currently concerned that budget cuts will leave me without a job.

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