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Grand Valley State University Reviews

Updated April 8, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great, flexible work environment" (in 10 reviews)

  • "I also loved having flexible hours during exam week" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay and non-consistent hours" (in 8 reviews)

  • "I see no cons to working at GVSU while being a student there" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great for Student Employees"

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grand Valley State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and supportive for student workers.

    Cons

    Outside of part time student work, opportunity to grow up the ladder is limited.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allendale, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allendale, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Valley State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus, nice coworkers, good environment.

    Cons

    Overall is a nice place to work

  3. "IT Support at Grand Valley"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Allendale, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Allendale, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Student position, worked around class schedules
    -Good pay
    -Reliable

    Cons

    -Cannot work this position after graduating
    -If the university is closed, you don't come into work, so you lose some work hours
    -Some of the professors are rather rude just because you are a student
    -No benefits since you are just a student


  4. "GVSU is fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Allendale, MI
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Allendale, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Professors support you
    -The OURS gives numerous opportunities for you to present your research
    -Since most jobs are 10 hours a week minimum, it’s a good work/homework balance

    Cons

    -You have to be self-motivated and highly organized because there is not much direction given from above
    -Sometimes the work you do seems irrelevant to the project
    -The pay for many undergraduate assistants is funded through grants and not covered by the school, so you may have a job one semester but not the next


  5. "Good work"

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    Current Employee - 2020 Desk in Allendale, MI
    Current Employee - 2020 Desk in Allendale, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy fun. Nice people and accommodating

    Cons

    Low pay. Still worth it


  6. "Easy job with flexible schedule"

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    Current Employee - Student Technician
    Current Employee - Student Technician

    I have been working at Grand Valley State University part-time

    Pros

    A pretty straightforward job with the plenty of time to do homework when it’s not busy. Management does a really good job of working with your class schedule as well!

    Cons

    None at the moment, happy to be working there


  7. "Great work place"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Valley State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, nice environment, decent pay

    Cons

    No cons as of now

  8. "It is a great place for a part time student to work"

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    Current Employee - Landscaper in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Landscaper in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Grand Valley State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great way to get involved in a university

    Cons

    its okay, a lot of down time


  9. "Enjoyed it"

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    Former Employee - Athletic and Recreation Staff in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Athletic and Recreation Staff in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly students and workers
    Easy going

    Cons

    None, it was a good on campus job

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great Working Place"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked as Graduate Assistant at Machine shop with some great co-worker.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes time to complete the project.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going.