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Ferris State University Reviews

Updated May 22, 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. "Campus"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dsa in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Dsa in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work study is guaranteed pay and experience and you work with fellow peers.

    Cons

    Not always the most interesting jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to treat the students with respect. They are working for you by choice.


  2. "Media Supply Clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk - Media Supply in Big Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Clerk - Media Supply in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great part time work for a full time student.
    Management was great and allowed for great flexibly for busy student life.

    Cons

    The work was often very boring, but that is just the nature of this position.
    Customers that are not familiar with rules can be a pain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  3. "Working at FSU"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferris State University part-time

    Pros

    It's a calm campus and in a small town that has really clean air, beautiful weather, and nice people. FSU is a relatively small university, but the salary rate is good.

    Cons

    It's a such small town; if you would like to stay in a quiet area, then you would be fine. However, it is kind of a boring town and will require a lot of driving to go to any shopping, dining, entertainment, etc., which is an inconvenience unless you like small-town life.


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  5. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can select your shifts.

    Cons

    Manger in the rock cafe is rude.


  6. "Graduate assisstant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    best place to work, good environement.

    Cons

    no cons were found during my employment

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Student Secretary at Physical Plant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ferris State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, goes around school schedule, great people to work with

    Cons

    No opportunity for me after I graduated because I would have loved to work for them longer!


  8. "Tutor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor
    Former Employee - Tutor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours allowed me to create my own schedule in order to allow time for my classes and study schedule. The staff were very nice to me and were always polite. They would help me out if I had trouble with a student and would work with me if I was sick or had a last minute emergency.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the pay wasn't great, but that is expected because it was just a tutoring job. Other than that I cannot complain. It was the perfect job to have during college.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. Keep doing what your doing. They have the right goals in mind which are quality oriented. If they keep on pursuing those then I am confident they will do great in the future.


  9. "Foodservice worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Great place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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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    "Ferris State University Office Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Big Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Big Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is really a community environment at Ferris State University. The small town makes for an environment where it is easy to get to know people. They are flexible with time off and half days when you need to take care of personal business.

    Cons

    The small town can sometimes limit people in their personal and professional growth. There is a limit to how far you can go at a University of this size.

    Advice to Management

    They can do a better job of providing assistants to departments in need. I know they do a lot of shifting around to save jobs but leave some departments hanging with out a lot of support for the department.


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