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Saginaw Valley State University Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  1. "its technician"

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Saginaw, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Saginaw Valley State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very easy , friendly, energatic and comfortable

    Cons

    no cons,the work can get boring but also challeging at time depending on your knowledge


  2. "great experience earned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saginaw Valley State University part-time

    Pros

    best part is the experience in HR, PR and other advising/management positions.

    Cons

    they pay you very low and say its because there is no money which is not something I think is true

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  3. "Conference Center Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Awesome team and awesome experience!

    Cons

    I had no cons pertaining to this position.


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  5. "Red Tape"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Saginaw Valley State University part-time

    Pros

    Great focus on students, lots of opportunities available for long-time adjuncts and faculty. Small departments and small school overall means there's a great sense of community. HR reps knew me by face and name.

    Cons

    They need better communication between HR and departments. Any university is going to have some confusion and bureaucracy, but particularly since the implementation of the ACA, HR is not clear with departments how they need to manage and pay their part-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear with regulations! Between ACA regulations and the upcoming changes to overtime requirements, there's the potential for problems if HR, department chairs, and the administration don't work together.


  6. "Veterans Services at Saginaw Valley State University"

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    Former Employee - Veterans Affairs Assistant in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Veterans Affairs Assistant in Saginaw, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at Saginaw Valley State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Veterans Services at Saginaw Valley State University is a very professional and welcoming place for veteran students to come and find educational assistance, as well as a place to relax and unwind from a hard days work studying.

    Cons

    There are no real cons to working for the Veterans Services at Saginaw Valley State University.


  7. "Endowed Chair"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    For the person employed by SVSU it is a great place to grow, opportunity

    Cons

    The institution, fearful of enrollment challenges, has difficulty seeing it's own opportunities to grow.

    Advice to Management

    It is more than just the "Cheapest" state university in Michigan. Become the greatest value regardless of cost.


  8. "Great benefits, loyal employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Saginaw Valley State University full-time

    Pros

    The benefits have always been good. Although Obamacare has increased our cost for health insurance just like other businesses. Secure employment as they rarely let employees go.

    Cons

    Increased benefit costs, low salary pay, no career advancement opportunities. Low yearly "cost of living" increases of 1-2.5%.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your employees wages and pay a bonus for achievements.


  9. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in University Center, MI
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in University Center, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Saginaw Valley State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to teach. I taught online classes and the full-time faculty were very supportive when a class I taught needed updating. They helped in get and keep me ontrack in its redesign. The students there make it enjoyable.

    Cons

    Adjunct pay and benefits could be improved but it is pretty much the same everywhere if you work as an adjunct. You work on a semester by semester basis and if student enrollment drops in your area full-time faculty may teach the course instead.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to really to add here.


  10. "Student employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    SVSU has a great environment. Everyone is very friendly and helpful! It is a great place to work as a student because they are very understanding of your class schedule.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about my time here!


  11. "Very top heavy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Saginaw Valley State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are very willing to give on-the-job and instructor led training for the job positions. The people at the non-management level and first level management are great to work with. Lots of talent that is soon to be leaving the facility if things don't improve.

    Cons

    They have too many layers of Upper Management. There have been constant job postings that result in no applicants and/or no qualified applicants due to hilariously low salaries. They also refuse to evaluate/adjust salaries to solve the mass exodus that is occurring in the technical departments.

    Advice to Management

    You need to pay people like you want them to actually work for you.



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