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Metropolitan State University Reviews

Updated July 29, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Teach"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Metropolitan State University part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Department Chair is clear about expectations, and supportive.
    Students are varied which keeps the 'saw sharp.'
    Plenty of professional development opportunities.
    Community Faculty not treated like second class!

    Cons

    I can' think of any.


  2. "Office Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Metropolitan State University part-time

    Pros

    Working with students of diverse background.

    Cons

    Some staff is self-serving and neglect the students.

  3. "Functions through adjunct staff; many on SNAP benefits"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Writing Tutor in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Graduate Writing Tutor in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, opportunities to take initiative and lead

    Cons

    Relatively demotivated staff (no benefits, low pay)

    Advice to Management

    Create full time positions!


  4. "MnSCU"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Incident Response Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Incident Response Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Has a great tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    There really isn't a downside

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Positive Student Worker Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I held part-time student worker jobs in both the IT department and a student organization during my time at Metro State. In IT, there was always someone available for questions, and opportunities for further training were available to anyone who asked. In the student organization, supervisors always did their best to make time for us when we needed it.

    Cons

    Even if there was always someone available in IT, the chain of responsibility was a bit loopy, and there were times when I was assigned projects with no designated subject matter expert, wasting a lot of time just figuring out who was responsible. As for student organizations, the office overseeing our work was spread very thin and could be difficult to reach.

    Advice to Management

    There was a big push to foster a sense of community at Metro while I was working and studying there, but these efforts mostly fell flat due to the nature of the school: it's a commuter college, and almost everyone is just showing up to class and leaving when it ends. We were pressured to attend events organized at hours that made commuting more difficult, and then our managers would wonder why nobody showed up. I would have liked to see more resources spent on adding staff and less wasted on community spaces that the vast majority of students are too busy to utilize.


  6. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Metropolitan State University full-time

    Pros

    Affordable university that is great for students. Some exceptional faculty who care about the mission. Many diverse and talented staff who work hard.

    Cons

    Several administrators and middle managers do not meet minimum qualifications for the positions they hold. Top-down leadership style is dated and ineffective. Some departments are hostile to staff. Lacks strategic vision, innovation, and basic business processes. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Learn current management styles. Support and grow talent.


  7. "Not sure what this means"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diversity, emphasis on student success, has strong community engagement

    Cons

    Pay could be better, need more online courses

    Advice to Management

    Offer more online courses

  8. "Was a Student Worker for the tutoring office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Worker in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Front Desk Worker in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co workers from top down. Always open to new ideas in improving work area and flow. They do a good job of finding people who work well together.

    Cons

    not much room for growth because its a university. Felt like many co-workers weren't trained properly for their jobs, many had to do on the spot training at times.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management. Management seems to do a pretty good job of what they're doing. they're very open to bouncing ideas around and figuring what what the best actions are.


  9. "Student worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Gaining experience in it field

    Cons

    Not enougj hours to work

    Advice to Management

    Increase hours to at least 25


  10. "Metrostate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Tutor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Tutor in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I Love helping others with learning material they need to know.

    Cons

    The work is not full time work,individuals usually work 15-20 hours.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advise to management.


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