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Updated February 12, 2017
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  • Might be a bit boring if you are from a big city (in 11 reviews)

  • Please review other comments for information on full time positions within the administration (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching 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

    Good experience teaching classes, gets to work with lab equipment, flexible schedule to accommodate classes/research.

    Cons

    Lot of variability in expectations and responsibilities. Work type and amount is mostly dependent on the instructor

    Advice to Management

    Try to regularize the responsibilities, tasks, expectations. General instructions on the nature of work to both TAs and instructors will be helpful. There should be a university resource to approach in case of conflicts.


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place for research, the support and funding will definitely suffice you.

    Cons

    Ames maybe small for you.


  3. "Fantastic research experience"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Gained a lot of research experience, learned a lot of skills, received a lot of guidance. Academic Atmosphere is very good. Good professors and colleagues.

    Cons

    I actually does not have too much to complain about. The most important thing is that you find an area you like, after all you will work on it a long time.


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  5. "UDCC part- time job"

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    Current Employee - Dining Services in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Dining Services in Ames, IA

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

    Pros

    Can have a meal every 3 hours during the works

    Cons

    Break time too short, some manager are nice but some are means


  6. "Good play to work and get degree"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student 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

    Very friendly environment. Beautiful campus. Bus system is great.

    Cons

    Student politics and departmental politics.


  7. "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Technical 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 a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are great

    Cons

    Low pay for what you have to do

    Advice to Management

    Pay your student workers more money


  8. "Iowa State University"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator II in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator II in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are the best available.

    Cons

    Typical higher education institutional policies, etc.


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great department, great professor, very understanding and helpful with grading questions. Good hours, make my own schedule, easy work and good pay

    Cons

    Not a reliable source of income, work was limited to the amount of papers I had to grade, and if I wanted more hours there was not any opportunity to get them

    Advice to Management

    Great work, keep doing what you are doing. The pay is great, and the support is amazing. I'm sure that it depends on the department and professor, but I think overall it is a great opportunity


  10. "research and teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA

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

    Pros

    great school, great student, happy working time

    Cons

    if you want to be perfect, you need work very hard.


  11. "Working at the Industrial Engineering department is great."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty well organized and let you sign the contract ahead of the semester

    Cons

    have to be present one week before semester begins



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