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Minnesota State Universities System Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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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 4 reviews)

  • Great Co workers, team work, great people to work for (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There is always that one person in the office who is hard to deal with, but I believe that comes with any jobs (in 2 reviews)

  • 5%) if they are included in the unions contact (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Salary Structure"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly about almost everything

    Cons

    Salary structure is not that good, its been stuck since many years.

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase salary


  2. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Student Mentor - Faculty in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Student Mentor - Faculty in Saint Cloud, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Minnesota State Universities System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Co workers, team work, great people to work for.

    Cons

    No cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job.


  3. "Information Security Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company build you from nothing.

    Cons

    Salary is not to the expectation

    Advice to Management

    Improve the salary rate.


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  5. "State Employment Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anoka, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Minnesota State Universities System (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is fair. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    requiring to join a Union that does not share your political, social and moral values was always upsetting. Diversity politics seem to be forced and create a negative effect on most people and also create a reverse discrimination circumstance.


  6. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Director in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Director in Woodbury, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    MnScu is a good place to work, and was close to my home.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments.


  7. "MnSCU"

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    Current Employee - Instructpr in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Instructpr in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Good healthcare
    You can take the summer off and not teach
    Good professional development opportunities
    Union helps with representation

    Cons

    Very little accountability
    No opportunity to rise up unless you are favored by one of the administrators
    Wages not comparable to people with similar education in the external environmemt

    Advice to Management

    Equitable treatment


  8. "MNSU, Mankato"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have felt supported and encouraged to explore my studies in my graduate assistantship. I have met and have felt respected by many members of staff and faculty throughout the university, as well.

    Cons

    I have heard complaints about how the institutional bureaucracy affects individuals, which is difficult to battle in such a large institution, especially for undergraduate students.


  9. "Swim Lessons Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mankato, MN

    I have been working at Minnesota State Universities System (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with a vast array of skill levels

    Cons

    The pool is often very cold


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Oppressive culture"

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    Former Employee - Process Owner in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Process Owner in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, retirement, some people are very nice

    Cons

    Oppressive environment, if you are a mover and a shaker this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house on your middle management, they perpetuate the systemic issues your organization has.


  11. "Good work study options for students"

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    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in Moorhead, MN
    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in Moorhead, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The MN State Universities system has good options for work study for students. You can work in basically any office. In my experience, some offices have issues hiring students, so if you're interested in working in one, send an email to a person in charge, and they will at least keep you in mind for a job there.

    Cons

    Of course, the pay for a work study job is going to be minimum wage.


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