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Eric J. Barron
387 Ratings
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  • "Middle of nowhere" location, lower pay, insular thinking(in 23 reviews)

  • "Penn State is in a small town and middle of nowhere(in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities to interact with professors"

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      Former Employee - Learning Assistant 

      I worked at Penn State University part-time

      Pros

      The LA team really cares about you and a lot of opportunities.

      Cons

      Not really a con, but there's a mandatory class you have to take

    • "Great Place to Work"

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        Current Employee - Labor Relations Specialist 

        I have been working at Penn State University full-time

        Pros

        Great people, pay, and benefits

        Cons

        I have no cons for this position

      • "A little heavy teaching load but good place to live and work"

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        Former Employee - Instructor 

        I worked at Penn State University part-time

        Pros

        You can have summer and winter breaks The people here are nice The university is beautiful and safe

        Cons

        A little heavy teaching load which will easy to get exhausted and you had better not to say too loud to protect your throat.

        Advice to Management

        Maybe recruit more

      • "Great place to work, but unorganized"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Penn State University part-time

          Pros

          Good working environment and ability to grow professionally

          Cons

          lack of communication and low salary

        • "easy work with great pepole"

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          Former Employee - Security Guard in State College, PA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Penn State University full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          there is always hours

          Cons

          The times that are scheduled are during early in the morning or late in the night ,if you like long hour work days more than 12hrs in one shift

        • "Great university"

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          Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in State College, PA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Penn State University part-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          A lot of funding Excellent work experience State of the art research

          Cons

          Located in a small town

        • "Eberly College Doctorate Candidate"

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          Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in State College, PA

          I have been working at Penn State University full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Nurturing environment. Good working hours. Friendly close knit community. Guaranteed tuition and financial assistance in some departments, if your adviser runs out of grant money.

          Cons

          Some departments have insane work hours for graduate students and high pressure to publish. Talk to current students before accepting.

        • "Great Opportunity!"

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          Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Penn State University full-time

          Pros

          Great work environments and professors, supportive department, grea,t healthcare

          Cons

          no 401k, low base pay for the region

        • "Great Research Environment"

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          Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in State College, PA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Penn State University full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Flexible times, sufficient pay, scope for creative independent work

          Cons

          very few holidays, job satisfaction heavily dependent on advisor

        • "Pros and cons of Penn State"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at Penn State University full-time for more than 2 years

            Pros

            Collaborate with experts and unlock opportunities.

            Cons

            Very competitive and can be pressure-filled.

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