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Updated May 25, 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. "Academic tutor"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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.


  3. "Graduate assitantship"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Highly educated advisors,

    Cons

    The city is too small to live and some times you really get bored


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  5. "A great university to get higher education"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly and condusive environment

    Cons

    A bit crowded now a days for students. Other than that it is good.

    Advice to Management

    More infrastructure spending is needed.


  6. "graduate research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good training, many opportunities for research

    Cons

    salary is not that great


  7. "Great experience with great staff that really support students. Asking for time off was as easy as an email."

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    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Great bosses. They encouraged students to do their best in classes and we're always friendly and considerate.

    Cons

    Some student workers lacked motivation and seemed lazy because no enforcement of work distribution.

    Advice to Management

    Be more influential and force students to work.


  8. "Great Campus, Great Facility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities, kind faculties. Can improve my skills a lot

    Cons

    Ames is a small city, not many things to spend your time


  9. "Great University"

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

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

    Pros

    The researchers here are well-driven and passionate about their jobs and helping undergraduates learn.

    Cons

    Research is not for everybody, but those who enjoy it will love working for Iowa State University.


  10. "Graduate Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent facilities available for all kind of research and lots of collaborative opportunities

    Cons

    Less brand value compared to top 20 schools in most engineering disciplines ; a bit laid-back and thus needs self motivation at times


  11. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Head Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Die Consideration to the employees
    *PayRate is good
    *People are supportive

    Cons

    *Lot of Lab Work and Obligations
    *Become Overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    *Reduce Work Load


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