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Updated March 30, 2017
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  1. "Hornet Nation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Support Specialist in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Technology Support Specialist in Emporia, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent quality school. Good athletics. Adaptable and diverse.

    Cons

    Low pay. Especially compared to the KC and Wichita Markets that are within driving distance.


  2. "Working at the Memorial Union of ESU"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Emporia, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    On Campus jobs are easier and closer to calss

    Cons

    Raciest manager at the Memorial Union

    Advice to Management

    Do not judge people according to their race.


  3. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emporia State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworker and supervisors are very nice and an pleasant atmosphere

    Cons

    My own study time will be cut down


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  5. "A great place to work if you can get your foot in the door"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Support Consultant II in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Technology Support Consultant II in Emporia, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Emporia State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kind, helpful management is really interested in actually helping professionals live up to their potential.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is strangling the place, state government is not supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Allow new methods to cut through the staid systems that are choking the staff.


  6. "Graduate Assistant international orientation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Emporia, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, great poeple.

    Cons

    Lack opportunities for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Student worker position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS

    I worked at Emporia State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work compensation for the student position I worked in was at least minimum wage and for the most part the persons I worked along with were easy to get along with. It was easy to get time off from work when necessary.

    Cons

    One of the supervisors I worked with enjoyed micromanaging. This was extremely frustrating and led to there being some frustration in the work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanagement is extremely unhealthy for the life of an organization, it is also unnecessary especially when well -qualified persons are being hired to carry out job roles.


  8. "Great Place to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Photographer in Emporia, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Emporia State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will have steady work. The i worked alone as a photographer, but i loved it. You work under someone, but you don't always have to report in. If they have questions they ask, otherwise you can be confident that you are doing good work.

    Cons

    The hours vary. If you have an event to shoot late at night, you will be the only on in the office as you upload the photos. this could be a pro for people who prefer to work when no one else is around.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I honestly would work for you again, and that leaves a positive image of emporia state in my mind, even years later.


  9. "Loved working here"

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Student Assistant in Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Human Resource Student Assistant in Emporia, KS

    I worked at Emporia State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are nice and knowledgeable in the job. Also willing to help students learn how to do the job.The staff work around the students class schedule so each student has the opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    I worked as a student so there were no cons to the job. The staff work around the students class schedule so each student has the opportunity to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training your students to the best of your abilities. The students look up to the staff as their mentors and your knowledge is well received.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Well-meaning people lost in a time warp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS

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

    Pros

    Friendly people who embrace others who look and act like them.
    Never is heard a discouraging word
    Very easy to get around in town
    Inexpensive housing

    Cons

    Cut down tall poppies - anyone with visible success is suspect.
    Believe they have done all they can do for diversity despite abysmal results
    Shared governance has slid to adversarial governance

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to be the best small, regional university you can be in a hostile, anti-intellectual environment.


  11. "Emporia State University graduate teaching assistant experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emporia, KS
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great tuition reimbursement and lots of flexibility and freedom in how you want to organize your classroom.

    Cons

    Graduate teaching assistants are given very little training in the field of teaching, so inexperienced instructors often felt a little lost.


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