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Idaho State University Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  • I could only work 20 hours a week during the school year at a relatively low pay (in 4 reviews)

  • If you have or get a job at ISU, don't trust anyone and document everything (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Working at ISU is pleasant, but living in Pocatello is not!"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty in Pocatello, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Idaho State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The overall atmosphere in the College of Business for faculty and staff is good.
    - The university offers interesting programs in different colleges including science and engineering as well as business.

    Cons

    - The culture, missions, and goals are too much oriented toward teaching and offering new programs (most of which die in a few years) than doing cutting edge research. For those who are interested in teaching side of professorship, this is a good place to be at.
    - The town is extremely boring, in particular because of the predominant faith in that area, you may not find any good pubs, bars, or even cafes in Pocatello. It makes it difficult for people from other ethnic, cultural, and religious groups to live happily in that area.


  2. "Diverse work and learning enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Idaho State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A continual opportunity exists to learn new skills and improve one's education. There is ample opportunities to progress professionally at ISU. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Growing pains are evident as the university moves to opening a college of medicine, but that is a very positive growth pain.

  3. "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Idaho State University full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay and flexible hours.

    Cons

    There are not many cons.


  4. "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.


  5. "Custodian"

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    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. "IT Systems Technician"

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    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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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