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Minnesota State Universities System Reviews

Updated December 10, 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
  • If you love what you are doing then the long hours will not matter (in 2 reviews)

  • Increased enrollment with limited spaces and employees to handle the growth (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. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "MNSCU System"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission, many campuses have terrific facilities

    Cons

    Bargaining units, especially the IFO have crippled any ability to be nimble in educational offerings; many of the campuses should be shuttered due to low enrollment

    Advice to Management

    Fix the aforementioned


  7. "good place to gain experiences"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Diverse working environment
    -Autonomy to do your work

    Cons

    -Need to be proactive to approach people
    -A little bit disorganized

  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Minnesota State Universities System part-time

    Pros

    Good environment and supportive collegue

    Cons

    High teaching load and frequent grading


  9. "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.


  10. "Educational Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and variety of work in the day

    Cons

    Have to be in a union, no raises


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