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Metro State University of Denver Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  • Low pay and red tape makes everything slower (in 3 reviews)

  • High turnover, low moral, lack of accountability and transparency (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "MSU Review"

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

    I have been working at Metro State University of Denver part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at, flexible with student schedule

    Cons

    Might be nice for bit of a higher pay

    Advice to Management

    None that I can think of


  2. "Good place for student employees"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Metro State University of Denver part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly supervisors, coworkers. Schedule can be fitted to your classes schedule.

    Cons

    Have to take classes in order to be a student (non-faculty ) employee


  3. Helpful (1)

    "New Direction Needed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metro State University of Denver full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement program; generous number of vacation and sick days per year; diverse student population; downtown campus

    Cons

    Heavy workloads, long hours, stressful environment, and high-cost benefits

    Advice to Management

    Need to be realistic about employee workloads. Need to invest in the infastructure instead of external appearance. Need to create a culture of collaboration between departments/units instead of culture of competition which only hinders progress.


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  5. "Robert Moore Rumsey Resume"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Affiliate Faculty in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Affiliate Faculty in Denver, CO

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love teaching and working with other students. The responsibilities keep me on my toes and further my skills.

    Cons

    In a period of transition, development of employees who work hard for the organization should be a priority


  6. "Depends on your supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Services in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Student Services in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metro State University of Denver full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with. Students are really good and interesting. Feels like you can make a difference in the job.

    Cons

    It's all up to who your supervisor is. If you have a bad one, it's a toxic, stinking mess and you are helpless. Annual reviews are either useless or used to punish. Anti bullying policies confusing and nobody knows where to report.

    Advice to Management

    Train supervisors better. Get rid of stupid review process. come up with a better way for people with bad supervisors to have a voice.


  7. "Good for your resume"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great way to get experience on your resume. They are accommodating to entry level employees and the training required. Hours were flexible and worked great with my class schedule.

    Cons

    Low pay, often times expecting a lot more than what they were paying for.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a more professional atmosphere around the students that are employed by MSU. Stop gossiping!


  8. "good people, yet slow governement pace, change and open-mindedness"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and experiences with. They care about their employees and feed them well. Though upward growth is minimal.

    Cons

    There is a lack of training materials and narrow-mindedness exists among some ranks. They are missing a general cohesion among departments, making communication and coordination difficult. Much room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Some hard-nosed philosophies can be toxic to your growth. Invite new experience and experiences, there's plenty of room for improvement just not enough paid and passionate hands to make needed changes.


  9. "Affiliate Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver part-time

    Pros

    Great department filled with very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    At the time, there were very few tenure-track positions available.


  10. "Could be so much more efficient"

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    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with excited students that want to learn.
    Establish close relationships with various departments in an immersive learning environment.

    Cons

    Working with students that don't care to learn.
    Low pay and red tape makes everything slower.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about accreditations, change your approach to teaching or as a nation, we are screwed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Student Work Study Financial Aid & Scholarships"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metro State University of Denver part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning about how the processes of financial aid and scholarships work, getting to have flexible hours around classes, having some time to work on your studies after your job duties are complete.

    Cons

    Little equality in pay between peers, limited flow of information, common miscommunication, little opportunity to advance, no incentive to do anything above the bare minimum

    Advice to Management

    There has been a drastic loss in staff, both student and full-time staff, in the last year for many reasons. There is no motivation to work harder, pay increases are not given in proportion to work load. Feeling under valued is a common feeling among staff apart from the director team.



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