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Middle Tennessee State University Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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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. "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


  2. "Student Worker Photographer"

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    • 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


  3. "Graduate Assistant at MTSU"

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    • 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


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  5. "Overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Great opportunities for student employment"

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    • 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.


  7. "Just Okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middle City, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middle City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work as a GTA in the Chemistry department. The labs are pretty easy to teach because all the chemicals are already prepped for you the lab manager. The grading is easy too...Except for the organic labs. Just an okay place to work.

    Cons

    The stipend is really low. Very very low.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the stipend


  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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    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.


  9. "Marketing worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked that they were able to work around my school schedule and it was very rewarding being involved with the school's athletic program.

    Cons

    The wages are way to low to work here alone. I had to have two jobs in order to pay my rent, bills, etc.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that you consider raising the wages to the employees or consider offering tuition discounts for employees that work for the University.


  10. "Excellent for Work/Life Balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Good place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Good kids from working class backgrounds.

    Cons

    State school with state school issues.


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