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Montana State University Reviews

Updated Sep 8, 2019

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Montana State University CEO Waded Cruzado
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98 Ratings
Pros
  • "They understand that a great work environment is essential for a successful business(in 14 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and a great resume booster(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some jobs offer comparatively low pay(in 17 reviews)

  • "pay can be minimal, but not that bad considering the cost of living(in 11 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "MSU"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montana State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and great professors to work with

    Cons

    None, everything is great for me

    Montana State University2019-08-29
  2. "Good benefits; decent pay"

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    Former Employee - Advisor 

    I worked at Montana State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Healthcare is solid and covered almost completely for you and your dependent.

    Cons

    Normal bureaucratic issues and mediocre pay, considering the level of most staff's education.

    Montana State University2019-09-08
  3. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Montana State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    On campus, staff understands school comes first, will work with your schedule, sometimes get to do homework

    Cons

    very low pay, available hours vary.

    Montana State University2019-08-26
  4. "Bittersweet"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Instructor 

    I worked at Montana State University part-time

    Pros

    Work environment is great, students typically down to earth.

    Cons

    Wages don't really line up with cost of living in Bozeman.

    Montana State University2019-08-21
  5. "A Good College Job"

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    Current Employee - Community Assistant in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Montana State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * A great team to work with * The managers are available to help all the time * Casual environment

    Cons

    * There is some age difference between management and employees that can result in difficulties * Tech level is low

    Montana State University2019-08-11
  6. "Environment can be great shrouded by putting employees second"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Montana State University part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learning opportunities. Departments generally have great work environments, and benefits are still (some waning_) a good deal.

    Cons

    Parking. Far too costly for the wage windows at MSU. Also, expect employees who may have to "come and go" farther out than students who live here. Seems backwards. Benefits slowly being chipped away. Lastly, expect Admins to also be accounting pros. Not a good expectation - want bookkeepers, hire bookkeepers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like you want them to stay - better parking options/cost. Increase salaries to reflect skills. Yes everyone is replaceable, but that is a costly business model. Consider applicants skills in the area of interest. Compensate accordingly. Don't expect top notch employees when you hire for $12/hr if they have 15 years experience.

    Montana State University2019-08-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "A fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Cook 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montana State University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, tuition waver and great benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours with fairly low pay.

    Montana State University2019-08-12
  8. "Great for Students"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Montana State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours , Great for students

    Cons

    None, everything for me was great

    Montana State University2019-07-12
  9. "It's a janitor, that's it"

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    Current Employee - Custodian in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Montana State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    full time work, good benefits.

    Cons

    you are a janitor, simple

    Montana State University2019-07-26
  10. "I worked for the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and it was a great experience."

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at Montana State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, expectations were clear, many resources available

    Cons

    There was no refrigerator space available for the GTA's

    Montana State University2019-06-25
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