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Idaho State University Pocatello Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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Pocatello, ID

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Idaho State University President Arthur C. Vailas
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule and work study position (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits, no micromanagement (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • I could only work 20 hours a week during the school year at a relatively low pay (in 4 reviews)

  • There is a Faculty Senate, but it exists more or less as a puppet entity (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Commuter Bus Driver"

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    Current Employee - Commuter Bus Driver in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Commuter Bus Driver in Pocatello, ID

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

    Pros

    Get paid to drive from Idaho Falls to Pocatello and back every day instead of paying to ride the bus

    Cons

    Hours reporting system is a bit clunky.


  2. "Research Assistant (Temporal)"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pocatello, ID

    I have been working at Idaho State University part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    easy to manage your time

    Cons

    not much opportunities to grow


  3. "Transcript Evaluator Senior"

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    Former Employee - Office Specialist II/Transcript Evaluator Senior in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Office Specialist II/Transcript Evaluator Senior in Pocatello, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Idaho State University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with faculty, staff, and students to help in graduation procedures, processes. Work with student files to prepare for permanent storage.

    Cons

    Working with management who don't adhere to established policies and procedures. Not being notified of changes to policies and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Work on adhering to established policies and procedures. Be understanding with employees who have issues with management decisions that are not in accordance with policies and procedures.


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  5. "Custodian"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Custodian in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Custodian in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho State University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have amazing benefits! You and your spouse can take undergraduate classes for $5 a credit or graduate classes for $7 per credit. Job security is very nice as well.

    Cons

    Sometimes dealing with the beuracacy can be a challenge and they always seem to have more management than necessary and not enough workers.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do their job more often.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Impossible College Teaching"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Pocatello, ID

    I worked at Idaho State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    The weather is nice. Classrooms in the new building are equipped with decent technological tools.

    Cons

    No pay until the 5th week of the term. No say in course scheduling. Student retention is stressed over student qualification. International students are highly discriminated against. Cheating is rampant. No faculty association. Disabilities are ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and accept a faculty association. Qualify students in college-level ability for a college environment. Provide support for instructors who teach predominately international students rather than saying "deal with it."


  7. "Office assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho State University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and work study position. Really a stress free position and direct boss is great to work for.

    Cons

    Only part time and pay doesn't escalate very quickly.


  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    ISU has some of the best and the brightest people working for them. It is stimulating to work with intellectual and driven people.

    Cons

    With any larger company, one can find too many segmented areas.The Divisions are very disconnected.


  9. "Special Events"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pocatello, ID
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pocatello, ID

    I have been working at Idaho State University as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy attending events, great co-workers, pay not too bad, very consistent and fairly relaxed environment. Good people to work for and with.

    Cons

    Over the years the events have gotten fewer and farther between. More politics as things grow and other agencies expand services.


  10. "Outsider"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Administrative in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Idaho State University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clean, safe community and campus

    Cons

    Politics, little cultural diversity, top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Need more women in leadership positions


  11. "CPI position"

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    Current Intern - Career Path in Pocatello, ID
    Current Intern - Career Path in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho State University as an intern

    Pros

    Part-time hours, which enable you to have ample study time. Flexible work schedule to suit your class schedule. It is a great way to build your resume

    Cons

    None really to be honest. Only thing I can think of is that you don't get paid past certain number of hours 20 hours at the most but that is okay, seeing as the position is not full-time one.



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