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Iowa State University Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2020

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95 Ratings
  1. "Good place to wok"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, IA

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, lots of people to meet

    Cons

    High work load and frequent deadlines

    Iowa State University2019-12-17
  2. "Great work experience with some of the bests in the field"

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    I worked at Iowa State University

    Pros

    Flexible time, knowledgeable people, friendly personnel

    Cons

    Weather conditions not always perfect

    Iowa State University2019-12-27
  3. "Great Benefits, difficult to move up"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Financially not ideal. No Bonuses, raises are minimal.

    Iowa State University2019-12-23
  4. "Good benefits, nice location for establishing a family"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary is standard and follows NIH standards. The health insurance covers quite a lot of expenses. The location is awesome if you try to start a family (the kids will love it).

    Cons

    The location is quite far away from everything... Feels a little disconnected if you come from large cities.

    Iowa State University2019-12-18
  5. "Good rank university"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
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    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very beautiful campus, good rank university

    Cons

    Longer hours working, stressful job

    Iowa State University2019-12-08
  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist 

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

    Pros

    Great environment with friendly people. Love that you get to work shorter hours during the summer and breaks. Great benefits

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Iowa State University2019-11-22
  7. "Flexible work time"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time

    Pros

    Good pay as a student and work-time is flexible

    Cons

    Comparatively lower pay for an engineering job.

    Iowa State University2019-11-19
  8. "great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Career Services Coordinator in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iowa State University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great health and mental health benefits, Current supervisor is wonderful

    Cons

    Pay raises have been zero to very minimal the past 6 years for P&S staff. A lot of budget cuts. The State has continued to reduce funding to ISU and increase tuition each year.

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    Iowa State University2019-12-02
  9. "Grad student job"

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    Former Employee - Communication Consultant in Ames, IA
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Iowa State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great friendly people and enriching environment

    Cons

    Hours, new director is insufferable

    Iowa State University2019-12-02
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time

    Pros

    Faculties care about students' personal life

    Cons

    Research opportunities are not challenging comparing to high-ranking universities

    Iowa State University2019-11-11
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