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University of South Carolina Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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  • "Low pay and no tuition remission for spouse or children" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Hard to find job in SC after graduation" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Very good place to work with solid hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of South Carolina part-time

    Pros

    The hours are fitted to your class schedule if you are a student and the work is typically not very demanding of your time.

    Cons

    You have to do a lot of paperwork which can be a hassle.


  2. "Good work life"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    cheap living cost
    great work and life balance

    Cons

    small town
    very slow processing for work

  3. "Supportive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Great administration and supportive staff

    Cons

    You have to work in South Carolina


  4. "Student Review"

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    Current Employee - Student in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Student in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Phenomenal Campus, dedicated professors, impressive library

    Cons

    Not enough money spent on the humanities, too much spent on sports


  5. "Tradition and Football"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of South Carolina part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sports, President Pastides, Community, Location, first-year programs, transition programs, TRIO programs, orientation programs, Food available on/around campus

    Cons

    Good ‘ole boy hiring practices in upper management, Not always an inclusive atmosphere, Pre-dominantly white, Christian atmosphere, faculty not always supportive

    Advice to Management

    Work on organizational culture to be more inclusive of “diversity” as it relates to ALL differences - race, gender, social class, ability, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age, etc. Hire more well-rounded upper-level management that would draw diverse students and faculty to the campus.


  6. "Friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of South Carolina full-time

    Pros

    a lively, engaging place to work

    Cons

    location is not the best


  7. "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Call Center Representative
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative

    I have been working at University of South Carolina part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone has such strong school spirit and passion to recruit great future Gamecocks

    Cons

    As with any call center job, not every call is going to be friendly

    Advice to Management

    Keep fostering a great relationship within the organization!

  8. "Relaxed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of South Carolina part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, friendly management. Get the job done without being jerks.

    Cons

    Communication lacks sometimes between departments.


  9. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall, its a good place to work

    Cons

    You dont get raises like you should

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve.


  10. "Bad benefits, OK work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment. Training. Great employees.

    Cons

    No raises since it's a state job. No good benefits here, either. Ridiculously expensive benefits with little to no return in my opinion.