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Midwestern State Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  1. "Great SChool"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, caring environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Limited Hours, class schedule conflicts


  2. "Not Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita Falls, TX

    I have been working at Midwestern State part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Good for beginners to learn.

    Cons

    Minimum wage. Should look elsewhere after a while.


  3. "Custodial superintendent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Midwestern State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a place of higher education which allows for growth from within. I enjoy working here because as a superintendent they have allowed me to set up my department and provided me with training for myself and my subordinates. There is also a attending school incentive for me and my children. These are just a few reasons I enjoy working.

    Cons

    I sometimes have conflict with my bosses because they deem my department as the people who they will contract out first. I believe that all people should be created like humans.

    Advice to Management

    I believe management should treat employees fairly and develop people into better employees to transition into rolls of leadership upon qualifying and proving satisfactory performance.


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  5. "Student Assistant Job at MSU"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator/Computer Lab Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Operator/Computer Lab Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Midwestern State (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Staff and a very comfortable working environment.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  6. "A lot more good than bad (from staff perspective)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -- friendly work environment
    -- excellent benefits (state university), including major medical; option for dental, vision; excellent family packages; low cost for singles; disability
    -- matching retirement funds through Teacher Retirement System (TRS), which can carry over to any TRS institution an are good for five years after leaving; can be rolled into a Roth
    -- tuition support for continuing ed
    -- small college, safe & family-oriented town
    -- good local schools and medical care; Dallas not far away
    -- various opportunities for inside promotion

    Cons

    -- staffers in academic departments are often underpaid by industry standards (and everyone knows this)
    -- raises are state-run and often small, rather than meritorious
    -- staffers respect other staffers, but faculty relationships can be great or grating; expect to be heralded with extended medical reportage from random faculty
    -- accounting software and webpage software can prove extremely frustrating, although much of that is due to accounting practice reqs for state organizations
    -- lower-level admin jobs tend to only have access to other low-level admin jobs -- to advance, you must move into business or registrar work, for example
    -- Wichita Falls is hot as blazes in summer and tends to drought; also very conservative

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume your staffers have time to listen to your personal woes, and don't assume they are glad to do so whenever, especially when you never express interest in their lives outside the office. Also don't carry on a loud conversation while a staffer is trying to hear someone on the phone. Keep staff apprised of departmental events. Make sure your faculty are not blaming staff for their own mistakes and missed deadlines.

    Kudos: many supervisors are regularly appreciative of staff support and contributions and back staffers when they are incorrectly blamed. However, there are too many younger faculty (and I've taught, so I'm not anti-faculty at all) who have little to no respect for the town in which they live and work; they only want to strengthen their resumes and move on.


  7. "Geologist"

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    Former Employee - GeoTech in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - GeoTech in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Midwestern State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A small community with very positive people. Also a very good environment to study and concentrate on building a better future.

    Cons

    limitation in globalization sometimes. I needed a large city to grow, that Wichita Falls could not offer. The city population was small and limited to mostly elderly folks. The city was not too diverse.


  8. "review"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX

    I have been working at Midwestern State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible with class schedule and great environment

    Cons

    salaries or wages are relatively low


  9. "Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Midwestern State (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy going, free dress, Long lunch

    Cons

    No growth opportunities, can be noisy

    Advice to Management

    Talk less


  10. "rec center student assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great fun job. Got to meet lots of new ppl. Schedule around classes

    Cons

    Minimum wage. Nothing worth mentioning really


  11. "Tutor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Tutor in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Midwestern State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to gain experience in editing.

    Cons

    Pay is low for type of job.

    Advice to Management

    Love the job... pay could be better.


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