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Iowa State University Reviews

Updated Feb 20, 2020

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4.3
88%
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96%
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92 Ratings
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  • "There were no cons in my experience(in 22 reviews)

  • "Positions were not guaranteed each semester (although the college department worked to ensure as many graduate students received funding as possible)(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Lab Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant 

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time

    Pros

    great pay and great faculty mentors

    Cons

    I don't have any. I have always had a great experience

    Iowa State University2020-02-19
  2. "Great Experience as a college student."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Countless opportunities on campus to be involved with different career paths, to accelerate growth.

    Cons

    None that I have seen in my time here.

    Iowa State University2020-02-17
  3. "Awesome Opportunity for College Kids"

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

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I loved the flexibility of the university and the free reign to design your sessions as you see fit. I felt very well compensated for the work and felt ISU was very reliable.

    Cons

    It takes a while for them to pay you at the beginning of each semester, so you usually go a month without a paycheck, which, depending on your situation, is difficult.

    Iowa State University2020-02-13
  4. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time

    Pros

    strong training in statistics and mathematical

    Cons

    lack of industrial skill training

    Iowa State University2020-02-10
  5. "Recommended"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice workplace, beautiful campus, nice colleagues

    Cons

    East to feel boring in a small town

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    Iowa State University2020-02-10
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 

    I worked at Iowa State University full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefit, balanced work life culture

    Cons

    lacking long term opportunities

    Iowa State University2020-02-07
  7. "I work at a lab"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Ames, IA

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gives good benefit flexible schedule

    Cons

    Hours are set in between school time

    Iowa State University2020-02-21
  8. "Flexible and good"

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor 

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible: Can schedule sessions as per the convenience

    Cons

    Tedious: Prepare for the session, make notes

    Iowa State University2020-02-12
  9. "One of the best institutions"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good for professional development as a student

    Cons

    None at this point that I am writing this review

    Iowa State University2020-01-16
  10. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ames, IA

    I worked at Iowa State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly staff, many collaborations, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Did not have any negative experience

    Iowa State University2020-01-16

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