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Updated April 19, 2017
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David L. Eisler
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, goes around school schedule, great people to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Small town feel - many people have been there ten years or more (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The small town can sometimes limit people in their personal and professional growth (in 3 reviews)

  • Unsupported work place by upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Cool job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    easy to schedule time balanced with school work

    Cons

    Not a lot of good exposure


  2. "Foodservice worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foodservice Worker in Big Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Foodservice Worker in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great time off ratio

    Cons

    current downsizing due to low enrollment

    Advice to Management

    Offer more education in Leadership to managers


  3. "exceptional!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits Assistant in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Benefits Assistant in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    On the job learning
    Great team atmosphere
    Talent mobility
    Everything is focused on the students

    Cons

    Understaffed in many departments
    High expectations with the low public budget

    Advice to Management

    Work on team bonding and inter-department communications.


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  5. "Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and you get tons of on the job experience.

    Cons

    Management picks favorites, and you will know when you are not one of them.

    Advice to Management

    Positive reinforcement and remember to listen to employees instead of listening to yourself talk.


  6. "Front desk"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Good environment, helpful people.

    Cons

    Everyone has there own personal dislikes, mine would only be the weather as of now.


  7. "Good Student Job"

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for the housing department for 5 years while I attended school, in several different positions. It was a good way to meet other students, build community, and gain some marketable job skills.

    Cons

    The pay was low and the hours were a little crazy, as to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees & they'll give you their A game!


  8. "Great place if you can get in"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Reed City, MI
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Reed City, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ferris State University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment with lots of extra benefits.

    Cons

    They don't value employees. There is no loyalty to good employees.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that you have excellent employees already. Don't simply take the person with the most education!!


  9. "Loved the job itself; upper management not so much"

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You do meaningful work and really have the opportunity to impact peoples lives positively. As an RA, it was nice getting room + board as well as an opportunity to work the front desk at minimum wage. Also, despite all of the cons, management is beginning to get more organized.

    Cons

    No standardization of policies across residence halls, lack of support from upper management, lack of organization, lack of communication, too much gossip.

    Advice to Management

    HDs and RAs need more support and more open lines of communication with upper management.


  10. "Non-tenured = No Respect"

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

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

    Pros

    The students are great and so are many of the colleagues.

    Cons

    Management works it so that there are rarely new tenure lines and those who are non-tenured are given very few benefits or opportunities. Degrees are valued more than loyalty, experience, excellence in teaching, and ambition.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a fair wage! Treat your employees like human beings. Show some appreciation for effort and loyalty.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Clerical in Big Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Part Time Clerical in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clean environment, safe environment. No driving in rush hour traffic. If you can get full time employment the benefits and pay is competitive.

    Cons

    It is very hard to go from part time to full time. Often times it is not what you know, but who you know. Often times expect part time people to work the same schedules as full time people, without the benefits or pay.



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