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Texas State Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • As a student you won't get much more than minimum wage and you won't get more than 25 hours on a work schedule (in 14 reviews)

  • Low pay (Student Worker though), Department "feuds, strife, or disagreement" sometimes limits diversity and collaboration (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Impression Member in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - First Impression Member in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They of course understood that school came first.
    If one wanted to learn something new, supervisors were quick to accommodate.
    Flexible with leave.

    Cons

    Certain students take advantage of the laissez faire environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging students to work to their full potential!


  2. "Great place to work as a student"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Tutor in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly people and environment. Very flexible with student schedules.

    Cons

    Very few, can't think of any.

  3. "Welcome Center"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very flexible with me and my school schedule
    -Reasonable pay
    -Supportive environment within my department

    Cons

    -Not many opportunities to advance in my position


  4. "Student Videogrpaher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Videographer in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Videographer in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule around classes, excellent learning opportunities.

    Cons

    25 hour or less work limit for students.


  5. "Wonderful!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PACE Peer Mentor in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - PACE Peer Mentor in San Marcos, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work to student life balance

    Cons

    no career opportunities post graduation


  6. "One of the most memorable jobs I'll ever ever!"

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    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Peer Mentor in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family environment. True team work. Meaningful work. Always someone to talk to and PACE is a family for life. Great bosses!

    Cons

    Sometimes work was a bit much but it's very doable. Wish we could be paid more but it's one (if not the most) highly paid job on campus!


  7. "A great place to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cataloger in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Cataloger in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great community. Very flexible when it comes to vacation and sick time, at least in my position since I'm not at a service point. Awesome benefits. One of my favorite things is their wellness program in which you get 30 minutes every day to do a wellness activity. They really take your physical and mental health seriously and try hard to make you happy in your position. Also a great place to work while trying to continue your education. The university is growing very quickly and coming out with a lot of up and coming designs for universities so it's a great place to start a career.

    Cons

    It's a state job so there's a lot of bureaucratic policies that tend to make certain things difficult. Also budgets are at the mercy of state education cuts, which can have an impact on merit raises.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  8. "Work study"

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    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    offers work study through financial aid, you can walk to work from dorms, flexible with schedules, understanding of time off for school, nice coworkers, care about your work and education

    Cons

    the pay is usually minimum wage, but other than that there is not really any other complaints, checks are biweekly

    Advice to Management

    management is great, i have had no problems, i have no further advise for management of this company


  9. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas State part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are amazing and very supportive of your future career goals. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Your schedule changes every semester and you may not get the hours you want or need.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, management was pretty great and I would recommend Texas State as an employer to anyone.


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and relatively advanced research provide good work experience without interfering with classes. I was very pleased with the salary, even after taxes. Infrastructure and software is top notch.

    Cons

    No benefits or even campus parking were included. Individual experiences are completely dependent on the competence of the adviser. Excessive workload on her meant that I got very little attention and had to redo work that did not meet her unstated objectives. Periods of weeks would pass without any feedback, leading to plenty of unproductive working time.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead the goals and standards for your student researchers and ensure that advisers are not so overworked that they mismanage the research assistants.


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