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Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "membership assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jackson State University part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, friendly coworkers. i loved working at JSU as a student too.

    Cons

    early shifts sometimes and they can be lengthy


  2. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jackson State University part-time

    Pros

    There are some great professors.

    Cons

    Not very organized and working procedures take long time.


  3. "General review 2016"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's an academic institution constantly cycling

    Cons

    Lead ship is very highly questionable regarding decisions

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your core activities determine whether or these are of value


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Only Nepotism & Politics Mattered- Not Employees"

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    Former Employee - Administration in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Administration in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    JSU provided great benefits in terms of health insurance, great retirement plan, etc.

    Cons

    Nepotism and patronage at its finest. Advancement was never granted based on merit, but who you knew, who you were related to, or in other unethical circumstances (ex: the girls willing to sleep with married men to get a raise). Your skills never mattered. I worked in a department where the mistresses were rewarded with ridiculous, undeserved raises (10-12 thousand dollars at a time), while the descent employees did all the work and struggled to pay their bills. Very sexist and cut-throat environment. Did I mention women are treated like a piece of meat? No respect and low pay. I was also a student, and nepotism and politics also played a role in a student’s success. Hard work never pays off at JSU.

    Advice to Management

    Work at abolishing unethical and immoral behavior. Treat people with humility. Treat employees equally, and reward those who work hard-Not those willing to sleep with you, not your lazy relatives, and not your political affiliate’s friends/relatives.


  6. "A good institute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jackson State University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    many friendly people and nice facility

    Cons

    the location of the school


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good university with strong STEM departments"

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

    Pros

    Strong STEM field departments, especially chemistry, biology and biochemistry

    Cons

    very serious problems with administration, slow and not professional personal.

    Advice to Management

    management immediately needs to improve administrative personal, on all levels. Hire should be made on professional basis, not internal family-related basis


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Decent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Membership Attendant in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Membership Attendant in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent, relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Politics when coming to promotion

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the hard work and be open minded to other ethnicities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Resident Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Canton, MS
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Canton, MS

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

    Pros

    Great environment with great co workers.

    Cons

    Scheduling could be more organized


  10. "Computer Users Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jackson State University full-time

    Pros

    Friendly administration. Helpful people. These people deserve better consideration.

    Cons

    Lack of resources. Underestimated by peer Mississippi higher education institutions.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working at Jackson State University because it get a chance to meet people from all of the world an also, you get a chance to help students with their careers and the choices they make. Jackson State University also give employees a chance to grow with education or employment

    Cons

    Since my position is part time and temporary I don't get a chance at some of the things that are offer to full time employees of Jackson State University

    Advice to Management

    Give each and every one of your employees the same opportunity, you never know what you may miss out on as for as the potential of anyone working at your facility



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