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Montana State University Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Comparatively less pay for the cost of living (in 9 reviews)

  • Some jobs offer comparatively low pay (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "The MSU Local Government Center is THEE BEST place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Bozeman, MT
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Montana State University part-time

    Pros

    Seriously the best people to work with. Amazing. Energetic. They understand that a great work environment is essential for a successful business.

    Cons

    I was a student worker, so the pay is not fantastic and you have a limited number of hours you're allowed to work. Not a problem during the school year but during the summer you can still only work part time. As a student worker you also don't get benefits or bonuses and such.

    Advice to Management

    Get all employees at MSU to do some trainings through the Local Government Center. You won't regret it, I promise.


  2. "MSU Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bozeman, MT
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Montana State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is the only place in Bozeman for individuals with higher degrees.

    Cons

    The environment is red and do not understand anything blue.

    Advice to Management

    Consider both sides of the party in conflicting situation.

  3. "Montana State University"

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    Current Employee - Director in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Director in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive work environment, beautiful setting, research orientation, community supportive of the institution. Great colleagues, active student population, outdoor recreation opportunities, and supportive of individual growth

    Cons

    Montana State University does not have a pay scale in line with other states although the cost of living in Bozeman is quite high. It is especially challenging for entry level employees

    Advice to Management

    The issue of raising salary levels and opportunities for new employees is one that management is addressing and that needs to be a top priority to continue to attract the best talent


  4. "unreasonable expectations for unreasonable pay"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Bozeman, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Montana State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Location. Health benefits are above average for the area (still not the best)

    Cons

    -Abysmal pay scale. I've been working here for 6 years and even with raises and a job title change/increase I still don't make a livable wage for Bozeman.

    -Management is out of touch with staff.

    -Ego's run unchecked and create a hostile work environment.

    -Communication sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Without classified staff the university would come a crashing halt... stop abusing lower pay grades and appreciate the work that they do. Frustrated employees are not efficient workers.


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R A in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - R A in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Montana State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, the bosses are great, and the projects are fun.

    Cons

    It's hard to say, but I think sometimes the workload would come in chunks of time, which made it hard to spread out.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "An easy place to get an on campus part time job for students"

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    Current Employee - Dining Hall Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Dining Hall Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They work well with your schedule and hiring process is quick. Easy to get a pay raise if you work for more then one semester.

    Cons

    Low pay for possibly hard amount of work. I loaded and washed fruit which is harder manual labor but was still only paid 8.5 bucks an hour.


  7. "MSU Bookstore"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Montana State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture and colleagues are a great reason to work at the MSU Bookstore. Everyone works in a team effort and our friendly. The staff makes the bookstore successful.

    Cons

    Changes are occurring affecting the general overall low employee moral. There is a resistance to the change creating a bad vibe among the employees reflecting in the quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    Communication could be improved with employees. Give the employees a reason to believe in the necessity of the changes occurring.

  8. "Great School"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Montana State University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning is great.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind now.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  9. "Great for students"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends

    I have been working at Montana State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient, and excellent networking and research opportunities.

    Cons

    Paychecks only come once a month!


  10. "SUB grill worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in Bozeman, MT
    Current Employee - Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Montana State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    50% food
    Flexible hours
    6 hour minimum
    Free drink

    Cons

    Low pay
    Lots of job responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Better organization


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