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Fairmont State University Reviews

Updated November 19, 2016
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  1. "Application Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fairmont State is a nice place to work due to the friendly and encouraging atmosphere.

    Cons

    The pacing of the job is slow yet steady. That is not a knock on the university but it does reflect the fact that the school is small. The work involved with the position is mainly in support of various departments and there is not a whole lot of new development going on.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Graduate Assistantship"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Fairmont, WV
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Fairmont, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fairmont State University part-time

    Pros

    20 hours a week. Adaptable to your schedule. Great supervisors that can act as mentors. Tuition and fees for instate students are fully covered, plus a stipend. Can work for any department that is hiring regardless of the master being pursued. Interview for personality compatibility. The position will almost always be maintained until completion of masters (unless you really mess up or quit)

    Cons

    The assistantship will not be granted on skill level, instead you have to know the person requesting the assistantship and convince them to hire you. This is easy for undergrad alumni. Uni going through major budget cuts, limited opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Increase stipend. Add more assistant positions in each department.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun job"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Fairmont, WV
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Fairmont, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fairmont State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, excellent benefits, great staff. No complaints.

    Cons

    None. I really enjoyed the office I worked in.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Higher Education"

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    Former Employee - Various Job Titles in Fairmont, WV
    Former Employee - Various Job Titles in Fairmont, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    enjoyed working with the student population;

    Cons

    did not enjoy the changes occurring in higher education in regards to becoming more of a business rather than a platform for academia


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Faculty Equivalent Academic Professional in Fairmont, WV
    Current Employee - Faculty Equivalent Academic Professional in Fairmont, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers, great campus and supportive administration. Open to innovation.

    Cons

    Tough budgetary times. Faculty salaries too low. Resources are not always available for projects, but that may make us more creative in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Need more strategic thinking


  7. Helpful (1)

    "State University with a Small School Feel"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Fairmont, WV
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Fairmont, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small campus and enrollment so you get to know staff and students easily.
    Diverse student body with local, out of state, and foreign students.
    Some newer facilities nicely offset the older ones showing positive trend for those thinking of attending.

    Cons

    Shares campus and classes with affiliated community college so it's not uncommon to find first year community college students enrolling in third year university classes just because they can.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Love teaching the students!"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Fairmont, WV
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Fairmont, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fairmont State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good community, great students, good work atmosphere, terrific hours.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay that does not reflect the level of education required nor the huge responsibility for educating today's youth.

    Advice to Management

    In order to keep qualified faculty, pay raises are in order.


  9. "Got a lot of experience at a young age and a chance to work for my Alma mater."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a hard worker you can make a difference because there is a lot of "As is" workers around there who do the bare minimum.

    Cons

    Wish departments were on the same page to help everyone succeed but it seems you all work for a different university.

    Advice to Management

    Get everybody on the same page to work together for greater good of university.


  10. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fairmont State University part-time

    Pros

    good schedule, decent pay, being able to work when you want and set your own schedule, students wanting to learn

    Cons

    no benefits, decent pay, professors hard to get on same page with, no great opportunities past part time or beyond graduation

    Advice to Management

    offer good tutors the ability to retain full time roles after college graduation or some type of work/school program to help pay tuition