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  1. "Machine shop technician (Student Employee)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at South Dakota Tech (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Great bosses, Additional Learning opprotuinities

    Cons

    Working with freshman isn't fun

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. "Research associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Rapid City, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at South Dakota Tech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to independently work
    Good work-life balence

    Cons

    Very small research university
    Very slow and no research culture

    Advice to Management

    They should give more emphasis on the graduate research

  3. "Good workplace!"

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

    Pros

    Good community at the school. Fun and knowledgeable staff. Unique students.

    Cons

    Some bureaucratic people to deal with.


  4. "Working student"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at South Dakota Tech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They put classwork first ahead of work.

    Cons

    There were no cons that I could remember.


  5. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to apply what you have learn in the classroom to real life situations.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of your work (research), it typically involves long work hours.


  6. "Research Assitant"

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    Current Employee - RF Engineer
    Current Employee - RF Engineer

    I have been working at South Dakota Tech full-time

    Pros

    Its a perfect university for research.

    Cons

    Funding is not so enough.


  7. "Great opportunity as grad student"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rapid City, SD
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South Dakota Tech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to work on many different projects. Teaching labs to students who want to participate is awesome. Plenty of opportunities to network with other grad students and professionals in various industries.

    Cons

    As with any place, some people are difficult to work with. It is a little off the beaten path in regards to other universities but there are opportunities to travel when necessary.

    Advice to Management

    In crease pay.

  8. "Class TA"

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    Former Employee - Grad Student TA in Rapid City, SD
    Former Employee - Grad Student TA in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South Dakota Tech part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to practice skills needed by every programmer that can be used at your interview/jobs after college

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get work done at school


  9. "Good place to go to Graduate School"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smaller school, more one on one attention from your advisor. Usually faculty is very accommodating and willing to help.

    Cons

    Since this is a smaller school the research areas might be smaller. If you need to change you may be challenged to find another project.


  10. "Over all a positive experience."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Rapid City, SD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Research advisors were very willing to help with problems which arose while in the lab and they were also helpful when looking for new opportunities to further your career.

    Cons

    Not all of the material which was needed for research was readily available due to the small nature of the school.


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