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SMU (Southern Methodist University) Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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SMU (Southern Methodist University) President R. Gerald Turner
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Pros
  • Onsite parking, beautiful campus, within walking distance of dart light rail station (in 33 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work environment (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Grant Writer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Grant Writer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great location, great people, good benefits

    Cons

    dallas traffic was a pain


  2. "Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Love student body and the city

    Cons

    Busy schedule and a lot of homework

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  3. "Student Lab Staff"

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    Current Employee - Lab Staff in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Staff in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a student, they pay pretty well for hourly rate

    Cons

    There are not any that I can think of


  4. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at SMU (Southern Methodist University) part-time

    Pros

    Being an ambassador is fun and rewarding!

    Cons

    I have no cons to list.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management.


  5. "Good place to work with understanding professors and cover tuition"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Covers tuition, Flexible hours, Balanced workload

    Cons

    No vacation days, No benefits (besides tuition)

    Advice to Management

    Could use assistance from undergrad students and getting them more involved.


  6. "IT job that will spoil you for all others!"

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    Current Employee - Client Systems Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Client Systems Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgable and positive staff within the Office of Information Technology, culture is one of positivity, a push for excellence and high standards. Beautiful campus, flexible work environment.

    Cons

    The only legitmate con I can muster is the age old complaint around a lack of parking, which has been being addressed through the more recent construction on campus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Research Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Experience, Educational, Immersive, Variety of opportunities

    Cons

    Can sometimes have inconsistent pay, hours, budgeting limitations,

  8. "graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great campus, people, and environment

    Cons

    small campus with limited resources


  9. "Good for on campus jobs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best place to work

    Cons

    Pay will be little low


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful institution, highly qualified faculty, great learning environment.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything negative concerning this institution.


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