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Penn State University Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  1. "Pretty decent for a STEM public University."

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Penn State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty countryside and campus, decently large and high quality research funding and program in STEM.

    Cons

    University services such as the physical plant, computing resources, and admissions are toxic and incompetent. Second-hand anecdotes that it stems from upper management toxicity.


  2. "Penn State Auxiliary Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours/ exams

    Cons

    You have to work in extreme weather conditions ( rain, snow, blizzard) and will have to work up to hours at a time (football games)

  3. "Great good best better"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in State College, PA

    I have been working at Penn State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible timings and long hours

    Cons

    Not al lot but its time consuming


  4. "Student Caller - Lion Line"

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

    I worked at Penn State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great coworkers, opportunities to advance/earn raises, looks great on resume

    Cons

    The job isn't a good fit for everyone, but everyone can succeed to some degree if they put in effort.


  5. "Penn State is a great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Penn State University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Good experimental facilities
    2. Friendly working environment

    Cons

    1. No big city nearby
    2. Cold weather

    Advice to Management

    1. Enhance the employee benefits
    2. Enhance the office facility


  6. "A Former Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great university and excellent resources available to help students advance in their careers.

    Cons

    The NucE dept needs to be expanded. There is a lack of nuclear tech electives for students as there are not enough professors to offer classes.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Penn State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A wonderful place to work at.

    Cons

    There are none as per my experience.

  8. "Penn state's environment"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Ssistant in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Ssistant in State College, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penn State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    supportive, great environment to work in, friendly staff, great town

    Cons

    being far from large cities (middle of no where) so it's hard to connect with professionals and companies


  9. "Server/Prep Cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Penn State University part-time

    Pros

    Great people, a lot of fun, and good management team.

    Cons

    There were not any cons.


  10. "friendly environment, lots of potential"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in University Park, PA
    Former Employee - Scientist in University Park, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Penn State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy my day at Penn State. It's a very friendly community. The academic is also great.

    Cons

    It's quite isolate. I know that there are more activity that bring people from outside to give perspective of real world work.


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