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Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Might be a bit boring if you are from a big city (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "Very great place to work at!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent faculties and good equipements

    Cons

    Always snow in the winter


  2. "Great university to work at"

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

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time

    Pros

    The atmosphere, impact on students, size of student body, quality of support are all great. You feel like something bigger than yourself.

    Cons

    Some of the facilities especially the farms could be updated. The institute for animal care makes the amount of paperwork a challenge and tough to do certain tasks in class.

    Advice to Management

    At times the management could support the teaching and extension portion with a little more funding, but that is how all teachers feel.

  3. "Professor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, beautiful campus, nice town

    Cons

    Low salaries (comparatively), weak governance, poor evaluation systems.

    Advice to Management

    Work to improve evaluation systems and to have competitive pay for your lecturer positions.


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Smart people all around.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  5. "Peer Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I believed I was treated fairly.

    Cons

    It could have paid better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  6. "Student Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with! Best job for a student wanting to work on campus!

    Cons

    Not always the most exciting work. Can be boring.


  7. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The University has a good reputation for collaboration with industries.

    Cons

    The facilities may not be totally up to date

    Advice to Management

    Please update laboratory equipments

  8. "Good school with great opportunities"

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

    I joined an Interdepartmental program and thus have been exposed to lots of people, ideas, and techniques which have helped broaden my set of skills in the biological sciences. The people in the midwest are very friendly and have been a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Ames is a smaller town than I am used to, perhaps too small for some.

    Advice to Management

    Try to guarantee that you have enough positions for all the students you admit.


  9. "Academic tutor"

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    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making friends with students while also providing students coursework to pass the exams. Good experiences in learning how to teach in an effective way. Extra experience, extra money, flexible schedule. Tutoring workshops helps.

    Cons

    Sometimes students don't show up while I prepared for their studies. It's rare, but it's ok. there is no need for improvement.


  10. "PHD Student at ISU, Mechanical department"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it is one of the best ME graduate programs.

    Cons

    Ames is a very cold place.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance the student life/work balance.


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