SMU (Southern Methodist University) Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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SMU (Southern Methodist University) President R. Gerald Turner
R. Gerald Turner
221 Ratings
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Cons
  • "low pay and not enough oppurtunities for part-timers(in 12 reviews)

  • "Depending on part time position, pay can be low(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good income"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to communicate with professor to finish the tasks

    Cons

    Not really much downside from my experiences

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and nice people

    Cons

    None I can think of


  3. "Glad to be a GTA"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Able to learn more and enhance knowledge through working

    Cons

    Not that I could think of

  4. "Great School"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    As a doctoral student, SMU has been great in several aspects. Given the small class sizes, beautiful campus, and working with world class faculty I don't know what more I can ask for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  5. "?"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great graduate program in science

    Cons

    Housing is expensive around campus

  6. "Fun"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Flexible Engaging Fun Educational Leadership development

    Cons

    none none none none none

  7. "RLSH"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    There is a lot more independent work than I previously envisioned and the team is extremely supportive and flexible in terms of work and availability.

    Cons

    I have no cons at all.

  8. "Excellent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Generous payment, secure working environment, nice community

    Cons

    Might work overtime and no extra payment would be issued.

  9. "Good temporary job while a student"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great pay

    Cons

    Had some issues with paperwork. At the end of the semester HR reached out and said i had never filled out any information?

  10. "Great benefits"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and great benefits, beautfiul location.

    Cons

    none, great place to work.

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