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Kent State Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits with many days off (in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule able to work around classes, good opportunity to get get an insight of different fields in the real world (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • no Cons at all well established (in 12 reviews)

  • That said, I was an intern so I'm sure their full-time employees receive better average compensation (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "IT Student Worker: a great experience!"

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    Former Employee - IT Student Worker (Student Center) in Kent, OH
    Former Employee - IT Student Worker (Student Center) in Kent, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with hours
    Managers were kind
    Opportunities for promotion, even at the student worker level

    Cons

    Managers were overloaded with work and sometimes too busy to help with issues
    Despite poor work performance by other student workers, was rare that those workers were punished or fired


  2. "Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kent State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits are provided

    Cons

    Little to no advancement opportunities and work/life balance is very poor. Salaried employees are expected to work an absorbent amount over time without compensation of time or money.

    Advice to Management

    Widen the scope of employment candidates and stop hiring from within - expand your ability for thinking outside the box. Desperately need to acquire a new perspective on old ways of management.

  3. "part time teaching"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Kent State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good location, nice environment and very helpful staff.

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director

    I have been working at Kent State part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with students and faculty with a schedule that fits around my classes

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about from me

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Acquired great knowledge by working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facilities are provided and good work environment.

    Cons

    No cons . . .


  6. "On campus student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good with classes because they can't schedule you during them

    Cons

    Not paid for skilled work ( get paid the same as food service)
    Little advancement for students

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your student workers


  7. "Helpdesk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kent State part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and outstanding management.

    Cons

    Low wages and no opportunity for full time.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. "The Life of a Graduate Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kent, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kent, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kent State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning environment
    Diversity
    Exceptional Teaching Faculty
    Funding Opportunities

    Cons

    Low stipends for graduate students


  9. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kent State full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth and leadership if you are willing to take it.

    Cons

    Cold Weather, Lack of transparency at times

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Kent Admissions Office is Great for Students"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Student Receptionist
    Former Employee - Student Receptionist

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

    Pros

    The admissions office staff is friendly and supportive. The supervisors were understanding that as students we were trying to balance work and school, and were flexible with what hours we wanted to work each semester. They were also fairly lenient about call offs as long as there was adequate notice. Finally, the work was pretty straightforward and easy to do.

    Cons

    While they were flexible in what hours we wanted to work, sometimes the hours were limited due to a high volume of students working in the office during a given semester. Also, occasionally there wasn't much work to do and things were slow.


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