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Ferris State University Reviews

Updated 15 February 2015
Updated 15 February 2015
20 Reviews
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    Ferris State Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Rapids, MI (US)

    I have been working at Ferris State University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of team work and allows for very flexible hours. Also some positions allow for homework to be done at the same time which is an huge advantage.

    Cons

    Employees are asked to stay late before breaks to make sure all residents are checked out properly. All hours of the week have to be covered by someone which means some people have to work any hours from 12:30pm to 7:30 am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you have the time for this job and don't sign up for early morning shifts if you're not a morning person. Also you must be very organized and have to multi task with out messing up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too political

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Big Rapids, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Big Rapids, MI (US)

    I worked at Ferris State University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment allows for flexibility when needing time off.
    Amazing benefits if full time.
    Knowledgable colleagues and awesome student staff.

    Cons

    Ferris is way too political. Some people are doing the bare minimum in their roles and are getting praised, receiving promotions, and getting support, while others are working their butts off, but receive no recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the favoritism!!! Be open to new ideas. Provide adequate support when someone is working the job of 2+ people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very supportive of student internship development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferris State University

    Pros

    Very supportive of internship development and benefits.

    Cons

    The funding/budgetary model is broken. You are not rewarded for efforts or substantial growth in internship numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support those who want to grow the program. Reward positive behavior vs. settling for mediocrity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good position for a full time student

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferris State University

    Pros

    Flexible with hours. Got to choose my own hours

    Cons

    Can be stressful work environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Environment itself is lacking, but not the skills or the people, they are all in frull force.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferris State University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers and to some extent flexibility. The team work when the stuff hits the fan is beyond comparre and for the most part, everyone comes together as a team.

    Cons

    Lots of back end politics. To much worrying over personal careers in management and not enough worrying about team functionality and playing nice together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit making change for the sake of change and start using your time and money more wisely. You have budgets that allow 1-3 out of 20 to develop their skills, then you train those 1-3 and put them into other positions. Quit wasting time and money and start using strategy to keep your departments in tact.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Computer Support Technician - Student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Computer Technician in Big Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Student Computer Technician in Big Rapids, MI (US)

    I have been working at Ferris State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, prioritizes school, and some autonomy.

    Cons

    Unsupported work place by upper management. Minimum wage, lack of respect, and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair pay, respect, and not allowing employees to get away with doing a bad job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Williams Auditorium

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferris State University

    Pros

    Getting to work during different performances and events is a lot of fun. I enjoy the theatre in general which is a major added benefit of being able to work there.

    Cons

    Hours are inconsistent due to schedule of events.

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    Faculty

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Faculty in Big Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Faculty in Big Rapids, MI (US)

    I have been working at Ferris State University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focused engineering, technology curriculums. Technology faculty have significant industrial experience and not just academic experience. Teaching focus to pass on the profession. Big Rapids is a good rural community vs congested metro life.

    Cons

    Focused engineering, technology curriculums tend to make people overly protective of their "turf". Too myopic sometimes. Lately, administration is changing university focus in a direction away from a career focus and more to political correctness, liberal arts, and general education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Administration is changing university focus in a direction away from a career focus and more to political correctness, liberal arts, and general education.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Everyone is very Expendable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Admissions Representative in Big Rapids, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Admissions Representative in Big Rapids, MI (US)

    I worked at Ferris State University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in an administrative support role so it was fairly easy work. Most of the people I worked with were nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Office Politics, the powers that be like to treat students poorly and than ask them for donations as soon as they graduate. Good luck with that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management wants to increase donations from alumni they should reevaluate how they treat students while they are there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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