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Updated November 16, 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)

  • Very collegial atmosphere; positive leadership; good student body (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • There are no cons for this university (in 6 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. "Telefund Caller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the shifts were short.

    Cons

    the pay was pretty low


  2. "Great school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Middle Tennessee State University part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very helpful. I enjoy my time here as an employee and a full time student

    Cons

    I have experienced no cons.

  3. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Murfreesboro, TN

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, an engaging work environment, clean office space

    Cons

    Limited hours, no room for advancement due to nature of job


  4. "IT Worker"

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    Current Employee - IT Student Worker
    Current Employee - IT Student Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Information is not shared as quickly as it should be for proper support


  5. "Adjunct Teacher"

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

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University part-time

    Pros

    I had a possibility of setting my own schedule, and that really helped the whole experience. My classes were small and manageable.

    Cons

    Pay for adjuncts is a joke, students often act as if they were in middle school and not in college. I don't want to assume it is just the case at MTSU, or that college students are irresponsible in general. Either way, a lot of hand holding.


  6. "Friendly and Relaxed Environment for Student Workers"

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

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University part-time

    Pros

    During my undergraduate studies at MTSU I worked as both a ticket writer and a call center representative. Both jobs were relaxed and supervising staff was friendly.

    Cons

    If I remember correctly, students are typically paid minimum wage for these part time positions. Because I lived with my mother, this wasn't much of an issue. I can't imagine anyone would be able to work part time on this salary as an actual job to pay living costs.


  7. "GTA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment and staff

    Cons

    Can't think of any during my time working here

  8. "Good and bad - need a good attitude to be successful"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Murfreesboro, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Middle Tennessee State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    laid back environment, office staff are always helpful and supportive

    Cons

    Lots of frustration with across the board low pay among faculty and staff. Salaries are not close to comparable schools. Due to this, turnover is high in some departments and is increasing.

    Advice to Management

    Quit talking about the salary problem and take action to fix it. You are losing the best people to other schools and cannot recruit well to replace them.


  9. "Math Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Middle Tennessee State University part-time

    Pros

    Very fun and helpful environment

    Cons

    Some of the buildings need work


  10. "Lecturer of English"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Middle Tennessee State University full-time

    Pros

    -Supportive department
    -Diverse student population
    -Schedule requests are often met

    Cons

    -5/5 course load
    -Lack of advancement opportunities
    -Lack of consistent raises

    Advice to Management

    MTSU's salaries are not competitive with others in the region.


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