Sam Houston State Reviews | Glassdoor

Sam Houston State Reviews

Updated March 15, 2019
160 reviews

Filter

Filter


4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Sam Houston State President Dana G Hoyt
Dana G Hoyt
54 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "SHSU has an excellent work/life balance, great benefits and the people you work with are here because they love their job" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours with ability to work with supervisor" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Insulting minimum wage entry level salary offering for someone with a College Degree and solid work experience like myself" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Low pay for undergrad lab assistant" (in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great university!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sam Houston State full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Welcoming community & friendly staff

    Cons

    remote city to live in


  2. "good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sam Houston State part-time

    Pros

    it's a great place to work as a part time job. profs are super nice and most of the time, we can just study in the office.

    Cons

    cannot think anything, everything is awesome!

    Advice to Management

    I love my boss so much!

  3. "Wonderful Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sam Houston State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. The administration is very supportive.
    2. The location is easily accessible to Houston, Dallas, or Austin.
    3. Always looking for ways to improve their employees lives and benefits.

    Cons

    1. Huntsville is not a great city to live in.
    2. Available parking is lacking.


  4. "Administrative Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sam Houston State part-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility for full-time students.

    Cons

    Limited hours... part-time employment primarily.


  5. "Student Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sam Houston State part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with class scheduling, especially finals week.

    Cons

    Work piled on as university body grew.


  6. "Good job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sam Houston State part-time

    Pros

    Part time. On campus.

    Cons

    Many bosses. Creates conflict.


  7. "Sam Houston State University Intelligence Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sam Houston State full-time

    Pros

    Good work and great benefits.

    Cons

    The pay is not good in a market where other intelligence analysts and government contractors are making almost double.

  8. "Graduate Assistant/Writing Tutor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sam Houston State part-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment. Great mentorship. Excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to attain a full time writing tutor/consultant position.

    Advice to Management

    Consider adding full time writing tutor/writing consultant jobs.


  9. "Teaching Prof"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sam Houston State full-time

    Pros

    Great dept to work in

    Cons

    disconnected admin. uninterested in fund raising for dept


  10. "Ticket staff"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX

    I have been working at Sam Houston State (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible scheduling which is good since it is a job for students

    Cons

    must attend all at home football games / uniforms