Oklahoma State University Employee Reviews about "stillwater"

Updated Nov 17, 2020

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Oklahoma State University President, Oklahoma State University and OSU System V. Burns Hargis
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  • "Low pay unless you are in a higher position(in 38 reviews)

  • "Not as much to do in Stillwater as larger cities(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Good work-life balance"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oklahoma State University part-time

    Pros

    This job is relaxed for a graduate student position. This depends on your advisor, of course, but the CHS campus is much more chill than Stillwater. Everyone from professors to other students are friendly and helpful. There is a culture of cooperation.

    Cons

    Possibly less strenuous than other similar positions.

  2. "Great place to work and go to school"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stillwater, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great. Small town vibe but the campus has a big feel to it. There is a lot of great research done at OK State, and if you are a GRA, you have a lot of resources.

    Cons

    The pay is generally not great as a GRA. Stillwater is a pretty small town which is a downside if you like the big city feel.


  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Not as much to do in Stillwater as larger cities

  4. "Like a Family to all they encounter; having a Stick-to-it-evness attitude for Success."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Stillwater, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful with all concerning OSU_Campus Stillwater, OK

    Cons

    Parking....is , well anyone that's been to OSU_Stillwater knows :-)

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  5. "OSU"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oklahoma State University full-time

    Pros

    Good quality of life in Stillwater A good place to raise your children

    Cons

    There is not much to do in the city

  6. "Great place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Very friendly professor to work with

    Cons

    Stillwater is a small city

  7. "Too many responsibilities, low pay, no support"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Stillwater, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stillwater is a cheap city to live on.

    Cons

    Good professors don't have any funding, while the bad and abusive ones have a lot of external funding. Abusive research environment. My professor called me during weekends and asked why I wasn't working in the lab. He also used to say that the people from my country were lazy people. He would make lab meetings only to yell at everyone, and say that we were just lazy and stupid students. He did not allowed Ph.D. students to graduate with less than 6 years. Once, I complained with the management, and no one did anything. I had to change to another advisor and keep working in my Ph.D. without any funding. The T.A. assistantship is mediocre. They pay you 2000 dollars, you have to pay 400 dollars of income taxes, and you also have to pay almost 2000 dollars of fees per semester. It is almost a piramid scheme. The worse thing is that you can only be T.A. for 8 months, because there is almost no classes during summer. Good luck living below the poverty line.

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  8. "Great people, great benefits, great town to live in!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Stillwater, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stillwater is a great town to live in. 1 hour away from two major cities (OKC and Tulsa). OSU offers great benefits. The people who work at OSU are friendly, competent and its a very fun and family like atmosphere (at least where I worked). Campus is beautiful, lots of dining options.

    Cons

    Pay isn't always the best, considering they're a government agency and have limited funding. Parking can be hard to find. Things move slow in higher education.

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  9. "Awesome school to be in!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    OSU has a very diverse culture. People in Stillwater are nice to talk to.

    Cons

    Stillwater in roughly 1hr 30mins away from the city and at times grocery shopping too gets difficult (when you are a student and don't own a car)

  10. "Research Assistant"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oklahoma State University part-time

    Pros

    OSU takes care of medical insurance. That's neat. Its Stillwater, so you end up saving most of the little earnings.

    Cons

    I mean, it's a Research Assistant position, so you're expected to work hard.

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