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Updated June 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Excellent work-life balance opportunities" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Incredibly rewarding and great for professional/personal growth; great work environment too - the people are awesome" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for the work being asked but opportunities to make more" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Another con is the long hours of work that is required of a doctoral student" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "USC"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of South Carolina part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, offices work together and other staff are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  2. "Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of South Carolina full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A set of nice departments and many brilliant professors, working atmosphere is great

    Cons

    The payment could be a little bit higher considering the increasing cost of health insurance

  3. "Graduate research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of South Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Best Guidance, Good Pay, Awesome workplace

    Cons

    Too much work, Not much activity in city


  4. "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of South Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule; close knit team

    Cons

    Working with professors can be stressful/difficult


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of South Carolina part-time

    Pros

    -good pay
    -nice coworkers
    -good work/life balance

    Cons

    -problems with communication
    -managers were always coming and going

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "Fair Employer"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    The administration has helped a lot to make sure that I have enough to live comfortably

    Cons

    Location is not ideal (very hot weather).


  7. "Good"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Helpful International Student Service (ISS), low living cost, good health center with decent benefits, low traffic.

    Cons

    Limited number of local industries.

  8. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment and a clear career path.

    Cons

    The limitation of business opportunities in the city.


  9. "Academic & Student Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus with good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay not competitive, red tape with administration.


  10. "Community Ambassador"

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

    I worked at University of South Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Great supervisors that work with you to setup a flexible schedule. Rewarding job , I got to give back to the university that has given me so much. Any student at Carolina that is seeking a part-time job in between classes, definitely work for the university in some capacity.

    Cons

    When you have to graduate and leave.

    Advice to Management

    More student positions in all departments.


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