The benefits do not generally outweigh the detriments. Flexible work hours could add significant value but are forbidden by manager for no apparent reason beyond personal opinion. Generally friendly co-workers but the boss is too often Mr. Hyde and rarely Dr. Jeckyll.
Exciting, different everyday, challanging, rewarding
Administrative Assistant to the Dean (Current Employee), Cheyney, Pennsylvania – November 16, 2013
Pros: learning is essentail which is a daily routine, great students and a great working environment even under stress
Cons: unsuccessful students
A typical day at work is working with students and solving problems from personal issues to school related issues in class to withdrawals. I manage the office from ordering supplies and furniture to organizing the planned events on campus. I manage student workers for our department and my co-workers have many different personalities in which I adjust – more... to each in order to get my job done. The hardest part of the job would be making sure the students are well equipped with all of the information they need to reach their dreams when they are not sure which direction to go in; most cases you have to guide them in the right direction. The most enjoyable part of the job is to have the office run smoothly, the planned events turn out successful and the students graduate with honors. – less
A goal oriented organization with promising leadership
Student Trustee (Former Employee), Cheyney, Pennsylvania – March 24, 2013
As a student trustee I acted as a liaison between students, administration and everyone in between. I received and reviewed feedback from the campus community regarding campus life, conditions, requests, etc. I often relayed information to and through the campus community regarding state system updates, current events, special projects. These correspondences – more... took place via email, meetings, focus groups, social media and conversations. I worked independently with the support of organizations, faculty, and staff. I reported research and finding to various committees and at meetings. I worked with a board of 14 trustees who shared the diverse beliefs about the state of the university's matters. The hardest part of my job was remaining unbiased. As a student I had to act in favor the university's strategic goals and view its progression towards fulfilling its mission from an objective perspective. The most enjoyable part of my job was the interactions with the university's students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and stakeholders. Their insight and dedication went a long way with their support, the university has accomplished many goals and their personal impact on the university at large was a lasting one. – less
IT Technician (Former Employee), Cheyney, PA – January 31, 2013
Pros: great views and friendly people
Cons: big distance from the closest major city
After working there for over 2 years. I found that this was a great place to work. Staff and students were very friendly and this was more of a small community because majority of the students lived on campus so interaction was more with everyone.
aquaculture lab assistant (Former Employee), Cheyney University research lab – March 8, 2012
Pros: free pizza fridays
Never a dull moment in this lab, we worked ferverntly to give the best product to our customers and potential sponsors. Media attention and support from politicians gave us the jumpstart we needed to get the ball rolling and with my supervisor at the head we never looked back. The energy we all brought to the table was like nothing I ever experienced.