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SMU (Southern Methodist University) Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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SMU (Southern Methodist University) CEO R. Gerald Turner
R. Gerald Turner
184 Ratings
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  • "No Cons as such in my experience so far(in 25 reviews)

  • "low pay, culture is too hierarchical(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing work environment"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the culture -- administration, faculty, staff, students great place to work!

    Cons

    need more classrooms & conference spaces

    SMU (Southern Methodist University)2019-09-17
  2. "Good part time work experience for students working in SMU."

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    Former Employee - Systems Support Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMU (Southern Methodist University) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good part time work experience for students working in SMU.

    Cons

    Hardware support work could be physical sometimes.

    SMU (Southern Methodist University)2019-09-09
  3. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) part-time

    Pros

    respectful and fair behavior to all employees

    Cons

    not really well paid for an experienced one

    SMU (Southern Methodist University)2019-09-17
  4. "Does not care about employees, prioritizes employees with kids over others"

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    Former Employee - Intermediate Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    tuition and retirement match is good, starts from first day of employment

    Cons

    University spends too much money and saves by periodically laying off its employees. There have been three rounds of this in less than 20 years. No one changes positions, so very little room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    budget better so you don't have to lay people off, remember employees without kids or nontraditional families are of same value as someone with kids.

    SMU (Southern Methodist University)2019-09-10
  5. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) part-time

    Pros

    Faculty are recognized and knowledgeable

    Cons

    The local community and most undergraduate students are extremely wealthy

    SMU (Southern Methodist University)2019-07-19
  6. "ALEC is a nice place for part-time tutoring!"

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    Former Employee - CSE Tutor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMU (Southern Methodist University) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can meet great people here. You can fortify your knowledge. You can practice communicating with others.

    Cons

    The salary per hour is a little bit low.

    SMU (Southern Methodist University)2019-07-11
  7. "Great benefits!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits including health insurance, 401k, and time off. Beautiful campus in the heart of Dallas, TX.

    Cons

    Staff members do not have opportunity to grow unless they are willing to obtain higher degrees.

    SMU (Southern Methodist University)2019-07-10
  8. "Good opprtunity"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good salary good location good opportunities

    Cons

    In my oppinion, they have no cons

    SMU (Southern Methodist University)2019-07-01
  9. "Postdoc position"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lax schedule, good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, parking is annoying

    SMU (Southern Methodist University)2019-07-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not competitive"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    easy, well going, not much work

    Cons

    not competitive environment, well going, not much work

    SMU (Southern Methodist University)2019-06-17
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