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Georgia Southern University Statesboro Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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Georgia Southern University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • great place for college student (in 11 reviews)

  • Loved the work environment and coworkers (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • But I think low pay is one of them (in 13 reviews)

  • Pay is slightly over minimum wage (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job for students"

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    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Southern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Georgia Southern University gave me a great learning experience in the technology field while I worked there for 2 years.

    Cons

    A lot of the workers get into cliques, and you can feel a little distant from other workers if you don't think or act like them.

    Advice to Management

    Try and keep the focus more on work than on socialization


  2. "Good experience, not very organized"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Statesboro, GA

    I worked at Georgia Southern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on experience
    Growing organization
    Not physically demanding

    Cons

    Unorganized at times
    Training is not organized and favoritism is displayed at times


  3. "Students can only have one job"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Southern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pity hours from new job. I guess that's a plus, but I like to do different things during my free time but now I'm stuck with using only 1 of my talents.

    Cons

    Can only have 1 on-campus job. Had to quit one of my jobs because they thought it was too much for us to handle.

    Advice to Management

    We're adults, we can handle it


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  5. "Alright for college"

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    Current Employee - Business and Finance IT Student Technician in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Business and Finance IT Student Technician in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience in IT while in college
    Nice coworkers, balanced workload

    Cons

    Rude students
    Minimum wage with an upfront guarantee of no raise to speak of

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary of technicians to match other jobs on campus


  6. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours while your work on your Masters degree and learn more than ever expected :)

    Cons

    The work that is performed does not always pertain to the subject matter of your studies.

    Advice to Management

    Advisement and Guidance can be vague so be clear and concise in your expectations.


  7. "Good opportunity for short term growth, but low pay and area makes it unappealing for long term career"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Georgia Southern University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good learning opportunity in large sized, growing higher education institution
    - Town is decent sized and close enough to Savannah, GA to make living there okay for a short enough period of time
    - Nice campus, with a smaller feel, despite its growth. Some departments and colleges are growing fast, which allows for room for professionals and staff to grow
    - Over all, there is a good amount of campus life and activities to provide professionals with real opportunities to engage and implement change/new ideas
    - Because of the likelihood of turnover, there is room to grow for those willing/determined to stay here.

    Cons

    - It's such a small area. Unless you are somewhat local, it's not an appealing place to want to stay for very long. It ultimately serves as a stepping stone for many to go elsewhere
    - Some departments more than others are drowning in politics, and local area professionals who are determined to stay there long term, but are not nearly as invested in the students, as they are in their egos
    - Much like many higher ed institutions, there is a mix of very competent, qualified people; and many also that have risen because they never left, or knew someone there
    - This is a very Southern town, so to those not local it may be a real culture shock -- it's not unwelcoming, but it does take some adjustment

    Advice to Management

    Hold those in leadership positions accountable. Provide better incentives (another reason for turn-over). Also work on engaging those that are not local better, to make their transition more positive.


  8. "Great On-Campus Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Editor in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Multimedia Editor in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can pick my hours around my school schedule, the employers are really understanding.

    Cons

    Sometimes on low-traffic days, the boredom can be mind-numbing.


  9. "Sports Director"

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    Former Employee - Sports Director in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Sports Director in Statesboro, GA

    I worked at Georgia Southern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, learned a lot

    Cons

    Sometimes you have a lack of answers


  10. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Southern University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great Work/Life Balance
    -Chance for accelerating education
    -Great people

    Cons

    -Management tends to hold grudges with other departments
    -Some tasks tend to get completed in a slow manner

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to run a successful department


  11. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Georgia Southern University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pros of Georgia Southern University include its large, diverse student population; beautiful campus; cultural events; athletics programs; and tuition assistance program.

    Cons

    The only con that I would share is that Georgia Southern University is a public employer and its wages are not as high as the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Advice includes continue to attract and retain a diverse student population. It is one of the foundations in which educational institutions must stress in the 21st century. Also, continue to attract diverse faculty and staff that will help students progress towards graduation.


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