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Updated Aug 2, 2021

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4.3
85%
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85%
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Penn State President  Eric J. Barron
Eric J. Barron
691 Ratings
Pros
  • "A positive work environment for both the players and referees(in 133 reviews)

  • "The competitive sports office offers flexible hours(in 105 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "State college is a small town with cold winter(in 59 reviews)

  • "isolated, far away from big cities(in 47 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Jul 30, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in State College, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I am not filling this out

      Cons

      I do not have any cons for this employer

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Stay away from this employer

      Jul 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good healthcare and time off benefits

      Cons

      Toxic workplace. Very little, if no, oversight and regulation of unethical and otherwise questionable behavior. HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT, favoritism, unprofessional, let people do whatever they want. Incompetence gets rewarded, especially if you make friends in the right places. People take multiple hours for lunch, are on personal calls all day, and don't get their work finished yet they still get promoted. Working hard and exceeding expectations gets you nowhere and barely a thank you for your contribution. People will intentionally make you look bad if they don't like you, which has happened to to me as well as other coworkers. Some managers and directors only care about looking good to their superiors because their main concern is their own personal gain. If you don't follow the crowd and join the clique, you will be ostracized. Unfriendly and negative atmosphere; most employees fearful of reporting unethical behavior due to potential negative recourse.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Experience

      Jul 26, 2021 - Guided Study Group Leader in State College, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The supervisors were very kind and accommodating. As a guided study group leaders they helped me developed many skills and I was never afraid to go to them for help.

      Cons

      Being a Guided Study Group leader requires a lot of time management, sometimes it can be difficult to balance your own coursework while also helping students in another course.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent place to work

      Jul 23, 2021 - Program Manager in State College, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Penn State offers a lot of lateral and upwards movement in jobs, there are many positions available and they often give preference to current employees.

      Cons

      Penn State has a huge network and offers lots of positions, however, all those departments are run by very different people. I primarily worked in the art/humanities sector of Penn State and that meant working with a lot a faculty. Even as a full time staff member (with a Master's Degree) I found most faculty to be hard to work with. They don't answer emails, but when they need something from you they don't hesitate to email you 6 times a day, call you, and reach out to your supervisor.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      great place

      Jul 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      best college i’ve worked at by far

      Cons

      really nothing to complain about

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Working there is comfy

      Jul 26, 2021 - Student Office Assistant in York, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Convenient to have as a student

      Cons

      Not really any cons since its just a part time.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best study place

      Jul 26, 2021 - PhD Student in University Park, PA, Optional[PA]
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a good place to do research.

      Cons

      It is difficult to find a job.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Admin

      Aug 2, 2021 - Executive Administrative Assistant in State College, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security Room for growth Generous benefits Education perks Job security

      Cons

      Large organization - red tape Slow to change

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible hours and rates, Great for students

      Jul 16, 2021 - Research Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gain experience and help out with interesting projects. Work with smart people on challenging projects that give you the insight and experience for future work,

      Cons

      Works for students. Helps balance work and study but is not ideal for full-time.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Independence and Great Training

      Jul 20, 2021 - New Student Orientation Leader in State College, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Regularly updating material to make students feel most comfortable, intense training to prepare us for any and all circumstances, great adaptability

      Cons

      none that I can think of

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