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Stephen F. Austin University Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • SFA has a beautiful campus and you have quite a bit of flexibility in how you do your job (in 4 reviews)

  • A lot of management care and help you work around your class schedule as well (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Since you are a college students and the jobs are in high demand you mostly get paid minimum wage (in 9 reviews)

  • Usually no room for a pay raise (only some of the departments will give one) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Interior Design Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interior Design Intern in Nacogdoches, TX
    Current Employee - Interior Design Intern in Nacogdoches, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stephen F. Austin University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Department to work for, great learning experience.

    Cons

    Pay is not up to par.


  2. "Athletic Media Relations"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Recommends

    I have been working at Stephen F. Austin University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've worked in the Athletic Media Relations office coming on 2 years and have had a wonderful experience. Stress-fee job keeping stats during games and completing office hours. Hours can range 10-20 hours/week.

    Cons

    Pay is $8/hr for a student assistant, which is actually higher than most of the campus jobs.

  3. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stephen F. Austin University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working relationships with my colleagues

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other universities


  4. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Nacogdoches, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Nacogdoches, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stephen F. Austin University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Professors, beautiful campus, small town

    Cons

    Poor campus admin, lack of parking, not being able to use the gym

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up, it's a university not a corporation.


  5. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Nacogdoches, TX
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Nacogdoches, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Stephen F. Austin University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy going work environment, not much will ever be expected of you outside of your job description.

    Cons

    Many mid level managers are racist and creep on young women on campus. Lots of ridiculous work policies that make it hard to be productive, no room for advancement if you aren't hired to an executive position, upper management often breaks their own rules and spend lots of budget money on themselves. Example: director of our department thought it was necessary to have an office chair that cost the University more than $500. Also have witnessed my head manager have my boss build stuff for his personal house using University materials. Tldr: corrupt management all around.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself


  6. "Must thrive on underappreciation!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stephen F. Austin University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and great benefits.

    Cons

    Stressful work environment with low pay and a complete lack of respect from executive management toward employees. Lacks strategic direction.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making plans for the sake of making plans. Only make a plan if you intend to follow through with it to fruition. Fix the wages and respect the employees that keep the institution running. Stop wasting money on coaches and scoreboards to try to act like SFA is a top tier athletics school.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Stephen F. Austin University full-time

    Pros

    great benefits; family orientated office.

    Cons

    Low pay. No room for advancement.

  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stephen F. Austin University full-time

    Pros

    Great School, nice town, good experience

    Cons

    Not the largest University, some underdeveloped programs


  9. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Nacogdoches, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Nacogdoches, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stephen F. Austin University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about the university and great resources.

    Cons

    Some people look down at you because you don't have a degree.


  10. "Game Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stephen F. Austin University part-time

    Pros

    work with sports and officials

    Cons

    hard to play intramurals while having this job


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