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Jackson State University Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • JSU is making awesome strides in the field of research (in 9 reviews)

  • flexible schedule, friendly coworkers (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • The same situation was with my partner - he is a student at JSU (in 5 reviews)

  • The faculty and staff can be not so nice at times (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jackson State University full-time

    Pros

    The people are great there!

    Cons

    There are issues like everywhere else.


  2. "Program Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson State University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to expand education.

    Cons

    Be prepared to give your all in every position

  3. "Great School, great research opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great educational and social culture. JSU is making awesome strides in the field of research.

    Cons

    Minor organizational issues at times, but none that would deter one from working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  4. "good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Jackson, MS

    I worked at Jackson State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Emerging competitive and competent research based institution. Nationwide recognized HBCU college, with highly talented faculty and research scientists, bright minds.

    Cons

    Limited grants and resources, there is need for improvement in work culture

    Advice to Management

    Better improvement


  5. "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Jackson, MS

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

    Pros

    Paid holidays and extended breaks

    Cons

    No room for advancement most people retire after 30 plus years at the University.

    Advice to Management

    Work on merit based compensation for employees.


  6. "Great University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jackson State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Students, atmosphere, research, faculty administrators

    Cons

    Lack of togetherness within departments

    Advice to Management

    Correct the lack of unity


  7. "Average University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jackson State University full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed Athmospere, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    No growth, no competitiveness.

  8. "Great school!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jackson State University full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and environment. Very good opportunity to conduct research.

    Cons

    Payroll can be off sometimes.


  9. "tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jackson State University part-time

    Pros

    it is easy to apply

    Cons

    low pay compared to average


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Run if you can"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People in my lab are sweet and my academic adviser is perfect.

    Cons

    Administration, HRs and other paperwork-related people are nightmare. They are extremely lazy and do not care about anything. My documents were lost a lot of time: initial contract, diploma evaluation, insurance application, tax treaty documents...
    The same situation was with my partner - he is a student at JSU. They lost his ELECTRONIC application, then lost his transcripts, then lost his transcripts AGAIN. Because of that he was admitted in the middle of semester (instead of being admitted before semester started), so he missed that semester.

    Next, salary is a joke. Postdoctoral researchers make about 30-40 % less then is recommended by NIH.


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