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Murray State University Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Beautiful campus, nice benefits, wonderful college atmosphere (in 3 reviews)

  • There are great benefits to working at MSU (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay rate for assistant positions are similar to fast food (barely above minimum wage), even though every position requires a degree (in 4 reviews)

  • It is located in a small town, there are not a lot of activities after work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Doesn't ask much, doesn't pay much"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Murray, KY
    Current Employee - Tutor in Murray, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very little work required to be a tutor. 5-7 hours a week.
    - Most students have high work ethic
    - good on resume
    - Make your own schedule
    - Super great experience for anyone, especially anyone in education

    Cons

    -Not many hours available
    -You don't work much, so the overall pay of this job is just enough to settle your grocery tab

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing negative to say about our supervisor. He's wonderful. Sometimes he looks a little stressed. I think he could use some help- A chief tutor.


  2. "Peer Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Murray State University part-time

    Pros

    Very lenient with scheduling

    Cons

    Too many students to tutor

  3. "Graduate Assitant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Murray, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Murray, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with the best Teacher.Dr Todd Broker.He is a very good human who supports his students in every way possible

    Cons

    No Cons
    He is doing best as University member.

    Advice to Management

    No Advice


  4. "Racer Patrol Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Murray State University part-time

    Pros

    This is a great college job, I graduate in May and am in search of full time employment

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to say about this job, I have been very satisfied with my time here.

    Advice to Management

    Overall this is a great college job


  5. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Murray, KY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Murray, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Bad public transportation and public service


  6. "MSU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Murray State University full-time

    Pros

    located in a peaceful, small college town. The city has one of the best school districts in Kentucky, so it is an ideal place for families with kids.

    Cons

    murray is a very small town, might be boring sometimes. The closest metropolitan cities are nashville and st. louis. Nashville is 2 hours drive from murray.


  7. "Student Shift Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Murray State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close relationship with management that you don't get while being a student worker.

    Cons

    There was a lack of communication about changes in policies and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with your employees.

  8. "Msu"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Adjustable schedule and good management

    Cons

    Part time and limited hours


  9. "Computer Systems Coordinator Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Computer Systems Coordinator Student Worker in Murray, KY
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Coordinator Student Worker in Murray, KY

    I worked at Murray State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Worked with school schedule.
    -Made transition into college easier.

    Cons

    -Pay is average for a student worker.

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring student workers


  10. "Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Facility Maintenance in Murray, KY
    Former Employee - Facility Maintenance in Murray, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Murray State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It gave me 6 hours of free credit hours per semester

    Cons

    Politics and if they see you are trying to make something of yourself the management seems to get irritated. Coworkers told me they were just jealous but still.


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