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Updated December 31, 2017
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University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney Bennett
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Pros
  • Friendly staff, discounted or free classes, insurance coverage (in 6 reviews)

  • People are friendly and weather is warm, enjoy the strong sports culture, very beautiful campus, right-sized city, cheap place to live (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Health insurance covers traumatic care, but it is basically a discount program for everything else (in 5 reviews)

  • Because graduate student stipends are small, they need to have better benefits to ensure health (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "video engineer"

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    Former Employee - VOIP Engineer in Gulfport, MS
    Former Employee - VOIP Engineer in Gulfport, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern Mississippi full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great ppl, nice location, a good place to work

    Cons

    there is nothing negative I can describe


  2. "Love it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good job great bosses nice facility move up quickly good pay nice hours nice people to work for if u have chance apply for the job you have available and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Hard work long hours no play job sticks to rules and regulations that was set for long term success and employment opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "They don't know what they are doing...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi full-time

    Pros

    Good hours and good parking

    Cons

    Horrible people, horrible management, no action

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on what is happening throughout the university. Manage the problems.


  4. "Resident Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Hattiesburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great school, and there aren’t many requirements

    Cons

    Department refuses to change outdated policies


  5. "Solid Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi full-time

    Pros

    Normal expectations, great team of colleagues

    Cons

    Administration is difficult to navigate due to two separate locations


  6. "research scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi full-time

    Pros

    ability to continue learning and advancing

    Cons

    underpaid, few opportunities to socialize with co-workers, students and faculty

    Advice to Management

    improve administrative electronic systems; reward initiative, leadership and successful projects


  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hattiesburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern Mississippi full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Many paid days off. Good state retirement.

    Cons

    Extremely low salaries, lack of job security due to numerous layoffs.

  8. "Meh..."

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    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administration in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administration in Hattiesburg, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall the university CAN be a relaxing place to work, but more often than not the internal power struggles create ripples.

    Cons

    The lack of strong leadership at the top of iTech, and the complacency of the leading officers is felt at all levels of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.


  9. "Administrative assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern Mississippi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free classes, a nice campus,

    Cons

    Budget changes, bad parking issues


  10. "Research assistant"

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

    I have been working at University of Southern Mississippi full-time

    Pros

    Multiple Projects with diverse expertise

    Cons

    Hattiesburg is a college town and nothing to do much


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