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SMU (Southern Methodist University) Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  • There are no cons of working for the university (in 14 reviews)

  • Work life balance can suck at times (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    hours are flexible, professors are nice

    Cons

    health insurance was not covered


  2. "Good enviroment for working"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dedman Facility Operation Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Dedman Facility Operation Manager 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

    Best place to do part time jobs. Very co-operative, flexible, schedules shifts according to your availability

    Cons

    I dont find any con's as of now

  3. "Student Affairs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SMU (Southern Methodist University) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back but fast pace.

    Cons

    Work life balance can suck at times.


  4. "Great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Staff 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

    Great benefits which includes educational opportunities. Easily accessible via public transportation. Pays well.

    Cons

    You might end up in a cubicle. That's not too terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  5. "Provides answers to questions for 4 department over the telephone or by email."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The biggest benefit is tuition benefits.

    Cons

    Tuition benefits are taxed for grad studies.


  6. "Student Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Student 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

    Good stress-free work environment, excellent work culture, chance to grow and learn

    Cons

    Compensation, At times repetitive job can become boring

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work culture and continue providing good employment to Students


  7. "SMU student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great value for your business degree. Employers actively seek for Cox students and the connections and networking opportunities are great.

    Cons

    Parking isn't that great and the food is subpar. Also having to live on campus for two years isn't that fun but everyone has to do it.

    Advice to Management

    More parking and better food. I wish food was healthier and fresher, especially at Mac's Place.

  8. "Great school for graduate students"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate 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

    personal growth/great and knowledgeable professors/friendly colleagues and students/good insurance/good dining hall

    Cons

    price for the compulsory insurance is high

    Advice to Management

    More budget for research programs


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great job love working here

    Cons

    not many depending on what you doing


  10. "EMBA Class organiser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EMBA Class Organizer and IT Teachnician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - EMBA Class Organizer and IT Teachnician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Infrastructure is good. Even the pay is proper according to the the foreign nationals pay structure for Dallas. People are more polite. Social gatherings are awesome here.

    Cons

    The only one regret, I had after getting selected at SMU, is bus drivers are not professionals at all.

    Advice to Management

    None


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