Penn State University Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2020

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in State College, PA

    I have been working at Penn State University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working time and good location

    Cons

    I don't think there is any

    Penn State University2020-05-29
  2. "Research Assistant Review for Penn State"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in University Park, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great work environment, great commute.

    Cons

    Everything was great, no cons to report.

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    Penn State University2020-05-26
  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Instructional Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Penn State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supportive environment full of creative and interesting people

    Cons

    Working with professors can be difficult. They have their own ways of doing things so change is not always appreciated.

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    Penn State University2020-05-27
  4. "good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Researcher in State College, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Penn State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good working environment and nice area

    Cons

    The job opportunities are not that much.

    Penn State University2020-05-24
  5. "Easy and good pay"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Part Time Commons Desk Administrative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Penn State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work is easy, bosses are fun, pay is good

    Cons

    none, I miss working there

    Penn State University2020-05-21
  6. "Very good place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Penn State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Your opinion is valued and the professors you're working with want to make their classes better so the feedback is used.

    Cons

    There were no downsides to working at Penn State

    Penn State University2020-05-20
  7. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Dining Worker 

    I worked at Penn State University part-time

    Pros

    Easy job, good environment, friendly staff

    Cons

    gets repetitive, pretty busy for most of the time

    Penn State University2020-05-20
  8. "not bad, very low salary"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in State College, PA

    I have been working at Penn State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good science going on, nice colleagues

    Cons

    location is bad, far from everything very quiet town, boring

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    Penn State University2020-06-03
  9. "PSU"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in State College, PA

    I worked at Penn State University part-time

    Pros

    helps build skills that you can put on resume

    Cons

    can be a bit slow and repetitive

    Penn State University2020-05-13
  10. "Part time crew"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Crew in State College, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Penn State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to get salary increment every semester

    Cons

    Has maximum working hour per week

    Penn State University2020-05-13
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