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Ferris State University Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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David L. Eisler
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  • Contracted, temporary, and part-time employees never get the chance to be full time, and there is a need for (in 3 reviews)

  • Long hours, dealing with hockey parents, low pay (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ferris State University part-time

    Pros

    As being an ambassador, I got to work with new students from different countries. Ferris State University is another house for foreigner students

    Cons

    The university is a little bit small

    Advice to Management

    More organized


  2. "A good student job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ferris State University part-time

    Pros

    Being a student worker at Ferris is a good gig. Most offices are flexible with hours and provide lots of at work perks (food, activities, development opportunities.

    Cons

    Most of the work students do is not very challenging and many departments are poorly managed. Not all professional staff members are qualified or effective in their positions.

  3. "News Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferris State University part-time

    Pros

    -Great atmosphere
    -Flexibility
    -Hands-on
    -Portfolio work

    Cons

    -higher education, you deal with college students a lot


  4. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get $ while you get a degree

    Cons

    Low pay and not many hours


  5. "Student Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    worked around my class schedule

    Cons

    not a lot of room for advancement


  6. "very nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice place to work overall!

    Cons

    nothing much to say for the cons.

    Advice to Management

    the people over there are doing pretty nice job!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dishonest Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ferris State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed teaching at my alma mater. Appreciated partial scholarship for children to attend.

    Cons

    Focus was on getting money and student satisfaction over quality of education. Subtle to outright retaliation by other faculty if students were caught cheating and held accountable. Program focus was to give students A and B grades and keep everyone happy rather than to provide them a proper education. Many students graduated with inadequate skills and knowledge but high grade point averages as many professors gave out little homework and high grades. Adjunct faculty had to write classes for free to keep their jobs when it was the tenure-track faculties' responsibility. The tenure-track faculty claimed they wrote the classes and got paid for them.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to stop covering up crimes committed by dishonest, bullying professors on campus. Get rid of dishonest upper management and dishonest mid-management and find HONEST law-abiding, conscientious people to do these jobs. Quit protecting dishonest professors and do a better job of taking care of the many honest, caring, hardworking professors and staff that Ferris has and doesn't appreciate.

  8. "Lack of trust"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ferris State University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with coworkers within my department is great. We encourage each other to grow in our field, and are truly motivated by what's best for students.

    Cons

    Constant stress over administration issues which affect our day-to-day work (budgets, staffing, micro-management). Contracted, temporary, and part-time employees never get the chance to be full time, and there is a need for full time staff and faculty. There is no trust by administration to let us work to excel and grow, as we a demonstrated record of. I do speak about my department, but many departments have the same concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do what they do best. Let us know what direction you want to see us going, and we can take that path and make it something special, together.


  9. "poorly run"

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    Former Employee - Secretary in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Secretary in Big Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really can't say anything positive

    Cons

    poorly run in the college I worked, severely under budget, under staffed, cut out our health benefits, culture of negativity.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your professors and staff


  10. "Great place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place for a student to work and earn some extra bucks. Helpful and supportive staff. Friendly environment and colorful campus.

    Cons

    Not enough pay as compared to jobs off-campus. Sometimes can interfere with school activities.


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