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Updated November 21, 2017
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  • Low pay for the work being asked but opportunities to make more (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. "It Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work with students around class schedules, projects, etc.

    Cons

    Hard to fit in hours with classwork.


  2. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive support and good-natured people. Relaxed pace of life leads to surprisingly good customer service. The downtown and campus are attractive. The US model of funding graduate students allows more flexibility.

    Cons

    The city is inaccessible without a lot of spare time and money. As a result, newcomers will struggle to get established. Not a good place for older-than-college-age singles or active lifestyles. Bring your own partner and expect to drive to locations for outdoor recreation. Most trips require a car.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at this time. Just grateful to be here. Word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word.

  3. "Assistant Professor"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, lifestyle, and pay

    Cons

    Columbia is a relatively boring place to live and the students are not very bright


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Prospect Research Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Prospect Research Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great opportunities for professional development and further education. Easier to move up and move to other departments when you're already employed.

    Cons

    Pay is low, and hard to get raises approved in my experience. I came into a job that required a Master's degree and pays less than $40 per year.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for input from the team before realigning under different management. Oh, and perhaps tell them what's happening - build trust in your employees from the top down.


  5. "Undergraduate Student Services"

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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

    Work environment, beautiful campus, positive work environment

    Cons

    The pay is the only issues. Dependent upon qualifications/position not much room for growth


  6. "Greek Life at the University"

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    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Current Employee - Property Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, open and friendly work environment, good management. Lots of time off. Reasonable cost of living.

    Cons

    Traffic is bad. Lots of trains. Poor parking conditions. Long hours.


  7. "Graphic Design Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Design Student Worker in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Student Worker in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Easy access for student workers, flexible scheduling, great hands on experience

    Cons

    Lots of higher up politics, lack of organization/timeliness

  8. "Meh..."

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    Current Employee - Custodian in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Custodian in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job is easy and does not require a lot of strenuous effort.

    Cons

    The bosses don't care about their employees.


  9. "Treat PhD's well"

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

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

    Pros

    All of the people I've worked with are invested in having PhD's and graduate assistants succeed and get as much relevant work experience as possible.

    Cons

    They don't pay us in the summers, so our salaries are only given out for 9 months and we are on our own financially for 3.


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Location, Big campus, Diversity, Faculty, Management

    Cons

    Not many research labs have the state of the art research and characterization facilities.


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