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South Dakota State Brookings Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Brookings, SD Area

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Pros
  • Kind, professional staff and a flexible work environment (in 6 reviews)

  • I had a very flexible work schedule (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • oversee know more than the actual supervisors/upper management (in 3 reviews)

  • The unwritten but often practiced rule of SDSU is that as soon as a new faculty joins the campus, they should be made to fail and leave (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brookings, SD

    I worked at South Dakota State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work, great attendance, awesome job

    Cons

    Cold weather , nothing to do in the city

    Advice to Management

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  2. "Great for Students"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at South Dakota State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employers actually seems to care about the students they employ

    Cons

    Needed changes can sometimes be ignored by the administration


  3. "Good but needs work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at South Dakota State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexiable Hours, They understand school comes first.

    Cons

    Alot of politics with higher ups and BS that goes on .

    Advice to Management

    They need to be more organized, there is a disconnect with what they want and reality.


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  5. "Good place to work, not much room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at South Dakota State full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Public University, good environment, good management, great benefits (except education)

    Cons

    Limited positions for advancement (it can be a hit or miss), education benefits are really bad for a public university


  6. "Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Student Programmer in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Student Programmer in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at South Dakota State part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work. As the environment is friendly and people are cooperative.

    Cons

    Brookings is a cold place.


  7. "Good Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Electronic Lab Technician in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Electronic Lab Technician in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at South Dakota State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly work environment
    - Flexible schedule
    - Low cost of living

    Cons

    - Lowers base pay
    - Long hours sometimes
    - Weather is too cold

    Advice to Management

    It would be beneficial to have higher base pay and some compensations


  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at South Dakota State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good place to work part time as a student. Great management, fun engaging atmosphere. Most employees are also students and they are very flexible with work hours. You will also have many opportunities to meet people in the remote sensing industry.

    Cons

    The pay is low and the benefits are none existent. This is also most likely a job that you can only work if you are a student at South Dakota State University. As a result there is a very high turnover rate as students graduate.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have much advice to give. I do however have to type at least 20 words for this website to consider this a review. So if you value your time I hope you didn't read this. I wonder how many words this is. Typing a few more for good measure...and done.


  9. "Graduate Research Ssistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at South Dakota State (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good university with very good dairy science programme

    Cons

    Recently merged with food science program, food science program is not good


  10. "Director, TRIO Studnt support Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Recommends

    I have been working at South Dakota State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Academic, Student based, Great students

    Cons

    low pay, Too many stagnant employees, little movement


  11. "Great Department Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Monitoring Specialist in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Monitoring Specialist in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at South Dakota State (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent job training. Understanding department manager.

    Cons

    Finding and paying for parking.


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