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Iowa State University Ames Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Healthy and friendly work environment (in 32 reviews)

  • Flexible hours that you report biweekly (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • The only big city near Ames is Des-Moines that also has limited options (in 13 reviews)

  • very low salary but reasonable cause it just for graduate students (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good pay for the midwest"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the midwest. Also comes with tution scholorship

    Cons

    Dependent on changing funds availability. Renewed a semester at a time. Sometimes needs to lobby fr renewal

    Advice to Management

    Consider longer term appointmets


  2. "Front end Developer"

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    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Ames, IA

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

    Pros

    Cool team and flexible timings

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

  3. "Great place for student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for graduate assistant

    Cons

    Less opportunities for industry, not the top in academia


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers who are open to creating community; pay is comparable

    Cons

    No upward movement because many folks stay in their positions for decades; also located in small college town


  5. "PhD Student and Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The campus is absolutely stunning. The faculty that I work with are easy to talk to and work with. The labs are top notch and really give the opportunity to state of the art research.

    Cons

    I have not had any negative experiences.


  6. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People in English Department are great. Rest of university seems good too.

    Cons

    Work a lot, but that is expected as a graduate student


  7. "Electrical Engineering TA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering TA in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering TA in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun, helps you learn a lot, easy and flexible hours

    Cons

    really nothing. It is awesome

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Review of ISU"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's a quiet and safe city

    Cons

    it's very cold and sometimes boring


  9. "Very Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA

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

    Pros

    very good paycheck and considerable tution reduction

    Cons

    Limited Job Oportunities in select fields such as engineering.


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a graduate assistant, you have somewhat freedom to chose when you want to work. It doesn't matter if you come early or leave early, only thing matter is your productivity.

    Cons

    All graduate students need to pay a significant amount of money which the university could have waived.


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