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Updated September 14, 2018
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University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides
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  • "Low pay for the work being asked but opportunities to make more" (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. "Former Employee - Admin"

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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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits and opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Communication with students/parents could get iffy.


  2. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Review the basic concepts from your freshman courses that can be useful for interview
    Change your school tuition into in-state

    Cons

    It depends on your course. Sometimes, you are assigned with huge amount of work to grade. Other times, you can simply teach the class without the grading duties.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, nice working environment. A good work life balance

    Cons

    Not that competitve, not suitable for young people


  4. "Graduate assistant"

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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

    Good work, supportive faculty , Good research

    Cons

    Lot of Work for less pay


  5. "Mechanical Systems Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The working environment as well as the work pace inspite of the work load

    Cons

    Low wage Scale for the average skilled worker


  6. "Graduate 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

    Pros

    Professors are friendly and knowlegable

    Cons

    The research areas of the professors in the same department are too diverse.


  7. "USC Columbia"

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    Current Employee - Records Coordinator in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Records Coordinator in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Environment, everyone is welcoming and ready to work!!! Great Benefits!!!

    Cons

    Low wages, they don't pay much coming through the door. Many factors are based on seniority. Plus you have to pay for parking.

  8. "Don't Care about Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits, facilities, and leave time

    Cons

    low pay, micromanagers, HR that does not care about employees


  9. "It was had to get mentorship here."

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and a designated working space.

    Cons

    Limited funding and the faculty members are too busy to mentor students.

    Advice to Management

    Pair students with professors when they start their graduate programs.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of South Carolina part-time

    Pros

    "Excellent" in a word, great work environment.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention really, everything was so great.

    Advice to Management

    Great management


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