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Idaho State University Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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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. "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.


  3. "IT Systems Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Information Systems Technician in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - IT Information Systems Technician in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing faculty member to work with. Awesome benefits

    Cons

    Limited growth when on remote campuses

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin on


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  5. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Idaho State University part-time

    Pros

    Great place to go to school and work.

    Cons

    Students have hour limits and typically only paid minimum wage.


  6. "Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Meridian, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. Small friendly community.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance for some salaried positions.


  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. "Ok place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Great location, cheap housing, great outdoors, hiking and skiing
    -Laid back management, relaxed atmosphere
    -Good benefits, no micromanagement

    Cons

    -Terrible school system, so if you have kids think twice before relocating there
    High teaching load even for research professors and more and more emphasis on teaching vs research
    -A lot of non-traditional students, which are not bad, but you need to know what to expect

    Advice to Management

    non really


  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. "Teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Geology Field Camp Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Geology Field Camp Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented and friendly staff in the Geoscience department

    Cons

    no strong cons for Idaho State


  11. "Senior IT Technician"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Technician in Pocatello, ID
    Current Employee - Senior IT Technician in Pocatello, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule
    Learn something every day and the job is never boring
    Classes are only $5/credit
    Awesome team atmosphere

    Cons

    Everything is feast of famine
    You have to work extra hard because of the mistakes of others sometimes
    Not everyone respects people in the IT field

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, this job would make a lot more anywhere else for the requirements.



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