University of South Carolina Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2020

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3.9
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University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides
Harris Pastides
301 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Low pay compared to other departments(in 28 reviews)

  • "Campus is in the downtown Columbia area(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great university"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and place to live

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    University of South Carolina2019-11-30
  2. "Good place to be"

    4.0
    Current Employee - PhD Student 

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

    Pros

    Living expenses is cheap; nice weather

    Cons

    Depending on your major, may not help you much in terms of networking

    University of South Carolina2020-06-03
  3. "Great lab"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of South Carolina full-time

    Pros

    Resourceful, Low living expenses, Great for Biomed Research,

    Cons

    Location, Campus, Public transport is bad

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    University of South Carolina2020-05-30
  4. "nice work environment"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

    I worked at University of South Carolina full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good facility, nice work environment

    Cons

    slow process, difficult to progress

    University of South Carolina2020-05-29
  5. "research assistant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of South Carolina full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    my Ph.D. research matches my interest

    Cons

    I did not find any cons in my PhD study

    University of South Carolina2020-05-27
  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Recommends

    I worked at University of South Carolina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Depending on advisor, very flexible environment

    Cons

    Depending on advisor, can be a very unhappy time

    University of South Carolina2020-05-22
  7. "Campus Recreation Facility Assistant"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of South Carolina part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, acceptable pay rate, work-study available

    Cons

    Management doesn't respond well to employee feedback

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    University of South Carolina2020-05-25
  8. "My experience"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the work

    Cons

    No health benefits for Undergrads, even if salaried

    University of South Carolina2020-05-23
  9. "I've enjoyed my time at U of SC"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of South Carolina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Teaching U101 Tuition Assistance Professional Development Workshops Impacting Students Meeting colleagues that turn into friends

    Cons

    Communication issues across campus Communication issues within departments Pay and raises depends on your department Education doesn't get paid much but some salaries are ridiculous

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    University of South Carolina2020-05-07
  10. "Experience of Graduate Researcher"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of South Carolina full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the best schools for research and had an amazing time.

    Cons

    No cons, great weather, loved it.

    University of South Carolina2020-05-04
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