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Minnesota State Universities System Reviews

Updated April 24, 2018
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Minnesota State Universities System chief executive officer Steven Rosenstone
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Pros
  • "Good work/life balance, I have rarely worked more than 40-45 hours per week" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Great Co workers, team work, great people to work for" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you love what you are doing then the long hours will not matter" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Lots of management disagreements, pressure put on to be in as many places as possible" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Minnesota State Universities System part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great clients
    - Amazing team (coworkers)
    - Fun and fast paced environment
    - Lots of hands on experience.
    - Work with teams to meet the needs of real clients.
    - Very rewarding job.
    - A lot of opportunity for growth.
    - Management and admin recognizes issues in structure or organization, and works quickly and carefully to fix them.
    - Teams and management are understanding. Your co-workers are willing to help you.
    - Everyday challenges push you to be more creative.

    Cons

    - Tight deadlines
    - Could interfere with school. Be organized and honest with your workload.


  2. "positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Minnesota State Universities System part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment
    Perfect work/life balance

    Cons

    Some software implementation are not so smooth

  3. "Good review"

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

    I have been working at Minnesota State Universities System part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work
    good compensations
    cultures and values
    life and work balance
    encouraged employees to show their talents

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  4. "Sales Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Minnesota State Universities System part-time

    Pros

    Friendly Environment
    Great learning experience
    Caring staff

    Cons

    Pay is not as great


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Minnesota State Universities System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    State benefits, tuition waiver, respectful workplaces, dedication to equity and inclusion, staff are devoted to providing a high quality education at a good value to students.

    Cons

    Strong unions tend to protect mediocre workers, which can sometimes lead to poor morale in a department when others have to pick up the slack. Sometimes bureaucracy can stifle creativity and flexibility.


  6. "Customized Training Representative"

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    Current Employee - Customer Training Professional
    Current Employee - Customer Training Professional
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Minnesota State Universities System (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and trust in making business decisions. Really enjoy the work with business and industry. Opportunity for personal and professional growth. Chance to make impact by solving workplace issues for customers.

    Cons

    Poor management, little guidance in improving sales, difficult getting administration to assist when confronted with a customer concern. Not sure they know what we do and how committed we are to the customer? Inconsistent std operating procedures among reps, administration set unrealstic expectectations and sales goals then pitted reps against each other and played favorites by holding each to different stds. Lack of effective leadership sets poor example that affects morale among the sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fear bargaining units. Be honest, demonstrate leadership with integrity and take a stance on slackers. Set high expectations for the team then lead the sales team to success. Help us succeed. Let us soar together!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work while taking classes"

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    Former Employee - Library Worker in Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Library Worker in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Minnesota State Universities System part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience for resume building, rewarding work, incredibly flexible

    Cons

    Lots of management disagreements, pressure put on to be in as many places as possible

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tuition Waiver is the only way it's worth working here, but that takes 3 years to use."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Minnesota State Universities System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition Waiver
    Campuses have amenities such as gyms, cafeterias, study areas, etc
    State benefits are great

    Cons

    System office don't know what they're doing
    Employees are treated like nothing but commodities

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, stop treating employees like nothing, and offer more flexibility


  9. "Minnesota State University, Mankato"

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    Current Employee - Student Employee in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Mankato, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Minnesota State Universities System part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great on opportunity for a student to gain experience

    Cons

    Not always the best management. Most of the managers do not know what they are doing.


  10. "Minnesota State review"

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

    I have been working at Minnesota State Universities System full-time

    Pros

    Public higher education is important to the great state of Minnesota

    Cons

    It's a large system with accompanying systemic dysfunction. Campus identity is strong which is wonderful but often at the expense of enterprise thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to actually work as a system for the betterment of our students.


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