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Middle Tennessee State University Nashville Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee
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Pros
  • MTSU was a great place to earn extra income while finishing my undergraduate degree (in 5 reviews)

  • I work in a great department and have good work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There are no cons for this university (in 5 reviews)

  • and there is very little chance of moving from adjunct to full time - they don't want to pay benefits (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Student Worker Photographer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Photographer in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Staff Photographer in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very kind staff, professional atmosphere, excellent time off and working your schedule around your life, great benefits

    Cons

    More accommodating to student workers than to full-time staff

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Personal Trainer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Middle Tennessee State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great enviroment.Good staff thats professional.

    Cons

    Monthly pay and personal training marketing isn't the best and there is too many trainers so hours are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring a sales/marketing person for personal training leads


  3. "Growing University"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Instructor in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Contractor - Instructor in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Middle Tennessee State University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally pleasant atmosphere on a pretty campus that is rapidly growing. There's a diverse student population and a wide variety of educational programs. Employees are offered tuition assistance for themselves and their dependents. They have a growth plan and a plan to further improve their academic standing. The instruction and research here is on par with other major universities that cost a lot more.

    Cons

    It can be pretty insular- as in a lot of people have known each other their whole lives, so it can be hard for newcomers. There's a lot of nepotism. The two together make it hard to get on board as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more diversity of culture, decrease outsourcing of staff jobs, encourage greater sense of community among employees as well as students.


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  5. "Graduate Assistant at MTSU"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Assisting Associate and Assistant Professors who are active educators in my field

    Cons

    Wish I could've spent more time learning from the professors


  6. "Adjunct Professor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of great research going on in Science

    Cons

    pitiful pay, long hours, and little recognition

    Advice to Management

    If you expect to keep quality people, you are going to have to pay them competitively!


  7. "Overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly , As a student its best place to work compared to food departments

    Cons

    No real industry experience. Working with students


  8. "Great opportunities for student employment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    MTSU was a great place to earn extra income while finishing my undergraduate degree. I worked in the Agriculture department. They were super flexible with my extracurricular schedules and always had many opportunities to wok extra hours if desired. Also paid above minimum wage.

    Cons

    No cons. Be prepared for physical labor with some of the jobs though. This was not an issue for me, but is something to keep in mind working in that department.


  9. "Graduate Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the greatest benefits include free tuition and hands-on experience with professors. In addition, you get the opportunity to refine your skills for the workplace.

    Cons

    While the benefits outweigh the cons, there is always the chance that you get linked up with a professor you don't really gel with.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise the leaders in charge of the assistantship program to continue to look for ways to better fit the needs of accounting students.


  10. "Excellent for Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The standard work week is 37.5 hours, so with a position that requires little overtime, the work / life balance is very, very good.

    Cons

    Information Technology is seriously understaffed and underfunded. The number of positions should be doubled to even approach the number of positions required to support a university of this size.

    Advice to Management

    Review the size and budget of Information technology as compared to other institutions this size. make the necessary adjustments.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not much chance for advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Technical Office Worker in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Contractor - Technical Office Worker in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Usually casual atmosphere though it can be hectic at the begining or end of the semester .You are always meeting new people which is fun.

    Cons

    Supporting staff is ignored when new openings and pay raises are concerned .
    Many of the supporting staff get replaced by even lower paid temp workers and contract workers .

    Advice to Management

    Show some appreciation to the people who helped grow the university to it's current position , don't pass them over to hire friends with no connection to the university .


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