Ferris State University Reviews

Updated 7 April 2015
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  1. Media Supply Clerk

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    Former Employee - Clerk - Media Supply in Big Rapids, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Clerk - Media Supply in Big Rapids, MI (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great part time work for a full time student.
    Management was great and allowed for great flexibly for busy student life.

    Cons

    The work was often very boring, but that is just the nature of this position.
    Customers that are not familiar with rules can be a pain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Desk Service Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferris State University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Works very well with schedule for students. Jobs aren't difficult enough to affect classes. Grow very close with other student staff.

    Cons

    Not the most exciting.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to address good work of the staff. More appreciation and comradery.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Run, and run fast

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    Former Employee - ITS
    Former Employee - ITS

    I worked at Ferris State University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good employees and team work in the individual teams

    Cons

    Hypocrisy. A constant state of change, insomuch as to warrant ongoing alterations to how business is conducted, especially within IT. There is a general disconnect between middle and upper management, mostly on the part of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of your butts and look at the big picture and why people are leaving. Yes, wages are an issue, but more importantly, the environment you have created is causing people to leave for lower wages and more sanity. There is a constant need for change, only for the sake of change, rarely is anything gained from changes made to either the woring environment or the systems and procedures themselves. Basically it amounts to "shake ups" so the CTO can say he is making progress. Meanwhile, as the CTO makes the environment less and less appealing, moral is falling at a rapid rate and those above the CTO level are snowed into believing all is well.

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  5. Ferris State Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Too political

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    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Very supportive of student internship development.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ferris State University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Good position for a full time student

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ferris State University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible with hours. Got to choose my own hours

    Cons

    Can be stressful work environment

  9. Computer Support Technician - Student

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, prioritizes school, and some autonomy.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  10. 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.

  11. Faculty

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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