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Updated March 27, 2017
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  1. "Part-time Campus Center Secretary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part-time Campus Center Secretary in Selinsgrove, PA
    Former Employee - Part-time Campus Center Secretary in Selinsgrove, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Susquehanna University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked mornings, which suited my schedule. I worked with a variety of students, which was very interesting. I worked with several full-time employees, and I learned a lot during my time there.

    Cons

    It was only part-time so there were no benefits. One of the jobs that I had was getting the caps and gowns ready for graduation, which involved going into a basement storage area, which was a bit creepy.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know if this position even exists anymore or not. I think it was a fun job for me at the time, and I really have no advice. Things were well done and orderly, and everyone I worked with was great.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No respect"

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    Current Employee - Landscaper in Northumberland, PA
    Current Employee - Landscaper in Northumberland, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Susquehanna University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free tuition for children decent 401k

    Cons

    No respect, empty promises, no loyalty , no decent raises


  3. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Economics Tutor in Selinsgrove, PA
    Current Employee - Economics Tutor in Selinsgrove, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to work for Professors

    Cons

    Minimum wages and no increase of pay for experience.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Great benefit"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Selinsgrove, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Selinsgrove, PA

    I worked at Susquehanna University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    By working there your children can take advantage of tuition exchange at hundreds of colleges and universities around the country.

    Cons

    most support roles don't pay well.


  6. "Landscape"

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    Former Employee - Landscape Maintenance in Selinsgrove, PA
    Former Employee - Landscape Maintenance in Selinsgrove, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Susquehanna University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Susquehanna University is a fun place to work. It is a place where there is a lot happening. I enjoyed meeting people from all over. The work was varied.

    Cons

    Although they offered great benefits, the pay was lacking. Unless you are faculty, don't expect to get paid much. Staff is considered an expense and your pay will reflect that.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the dead weight, there are a lot of useless people on the clock, and take better care of the ones who get it done.


  7. "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowie, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowie, MD

    I have been working at Susquehanna University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working at my university

    Cons

    Honestly nothing I can think of.


  8. "Worst Job Ever"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Susquehanna University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, some nice people there too

    Cons

    Terrible HR staff, and departments are a mess in terms of organization.


  9. "Good Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant (2A) in Mount Vernon, ME
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant (2A) in Mount Vernon, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Susquehanna University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Easy work, driving around in a golf cart, moving bags, collecting lost and found
    - Some of down time to relax in the lounge and watch TV, browse the internet, play ping pong

    Cons

    - Not a career move. A fun summer job for college students (room and board included)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Watch out for hidden agendas"

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    Former Employee - Student Affairs Professional in Selinsgrove, PA
    Former Employee - Student Affairs Professional in Selinsgrove, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Susquehanna University full-time

    Pros

    Small atmosphere where you can know all of your colleagues. The community is safe and overall very friendly. I was lucky to have a very good salary and a very flexible work schedule. I found that most departments were willing to collaborate and help each other out.

    Cons

    I found that some of the administration had their own agendas and would treat others fairly who expressed opposing viewpoints. There seemed to be a "Mean Girls" effect going on where there were some people in Student Life who were part of the "in group," who took care of each other. Meanwhile there was an "out group" that did not get the same access to resources and were eventually pushed out of the university. Employee morale is now low due to the cutting of benefits and pay freezes.
    There wasn't much room to advance in your career because the institution was so small and positions were rarely vacant.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to trends in people leaving the university. Multiple people leaving with the same complaints tells you that there is an administrative problem. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, its a duck so get rid of it.


  11. "Excellent place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Coach in Selinsgrove, PA
    Current Employee - Coach in Selinsgrove, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Susquehanna University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    --President Lemons is a top-notch leader who believes in his employees' qualifications, gives us the leeway to expand our programs, but is still happy to become involved.
    --The insurance benefits are great, with people making the least paying in the least and people making the most paying in the most.
    --People tend to stay with the university for a long time, so your community is very tight-knit and people try hard to take care of one another.
    --Many employees of different positions qualify to take free classes, and certain workers' children qualify for tuition exchange after working with the university for a certain period of time.

    Cons

    There are very few cons that I can think of... but if I must, then...
    --I think that there is still an old boys club in the athletics department.
    --The university is in a very rural area, so people who crave a lot of culture may not like the location much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep President Lemons on board for as long as possible!


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