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Updated February 24, 2017
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  • The only big city near Ames is Des-Moines that also has limited options (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Career Services"

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    Current Employee - Career Services Advisor in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Career Services Advisor 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

    Enjoy working with college students in determining career goals and options.

    Cons

    Work with many different majors, skill sets and aspirations.


  2. "Reasearch assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Nothing to say here. Very good.


  3. "TA for course"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time

    Pros

    People are very helpful and encouraging

    Cons

    Sometimes it becomes hectic to manage too much work


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  5. "Genetics Grad Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing labs are available for students to rotate in.

    Cons

    They bring in more students every year than there are labs with funding.


  6. "The best environment I've ever worked in."

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Academia is SIGNIFICANTLY better than industry in terms of work/life balance, job enjoyment, and benefits. ISU is one of the best in class I think.

    Cons

    The salary is about 75% (or less) of what I'd make in industry and there is no bonus.

    Advice to Management

    To governor -- stop cutting funding to higher education!


  7. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    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.


  8. "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.


  9. "Proctor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, open communication, freedom to pick schedule

    Cons

    no big cons, very helpful with arranging schedule


  10. "Graduate Assistant-Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Assistant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In-state college tuition.
    Student Insurance is paid for.

    Cons

    You don't get any days off.
    In case there's a public holiday, you need to make up those hours that you missed.

    Advice to Management

    Give graduate students some days off.


  11. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Iowa State University full-time

    Pros

    very nice friendly work environment

    Cons

    not applicable . Nothing to say .



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