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Updated February 23, 2017
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University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides
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  • no chance for advancement, low pay (in 12 reviews)

  • There are many professors and graduate advisors who require long hours from their students that exceed a 40 hour work week (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Competitive pay, good for graduate students

    Cons

    May spend a lot of time


  2. "Learn What You Can & Move On"

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    Current Employee - Business Office Coordinator in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Business Office Coordinator in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When you find a legit supervisor, learn as much as you can for as long as you can and then move on from U of SC. Use it as a stepping stone for the next career move. Could be a good starting point for individuals who recently graduated with Higher Ed Master's degree looking for experience as Coordinators or 1st time Assistant Director positions.

    Cons

    Burnout- once it is known that you are good certain tasks, they will run you into the ground if you let them.
    Lack of Communication;
    Unrealistic Career Advancement- they will create position to appease employees who have been here a long time or will create a position for people to move them out of the way if they can't handle there original job responsibilities;
    Musical Chairs- whenever there is a vacancy (which is already rare) for a higher position they will always hire in house, instead of trying someone new who has a fresh perspective.;

    Advice to Management

    The University as a whole needs to learn who to communicate and work as a whole. Most people don't understand that the work they do will be built upon by others. Hoarding your work doesn't help build a team atmosphere.


  3. "best engineering department in SC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get the best education in engineering across the entire SC

    Cons

    there is none cons at all


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  5. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of South Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Had a lot of academic training

    Cons

    Needed to find a balance between your own study and the work


  6. "Research Assistance"

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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 place and good lab

    Cons

    the place is too boring

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Resident Mentor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Mentor
    Current Employee - Resident Mentor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities. The staff can be a great support system.

    Cons

    Communication within the Housing Department is very ineffective.


  8. "Director of Development"

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    Current Employee - Director of Development in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Director of Development in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, great colleagues, great town,

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours,

    Advice to Management

    Compensate at Fair Rate


  9. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at University of South Carolina part-time

    Pros

    Research assistant, good hours flexible schedule

    Cons

    The Hours could be odd


  10. "Perfect for a busy student"

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great location, nice people

    Cons

    Miscommunication does happen occasionally with payroll


  11. "Event Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great place to work, great atmosphere, great people

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth



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