Student Employee, Union Drive Marketplace (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – September 13, 2017
A simple college job working at the dining hall. They work with you on class scheduling, but no so much on night tests. Some days are very busy, and others not so much. Special dining nights were always very busy and very challenging.
ISU Catering Student Supervisor (Current Employee) – Ames, IA – September 11, 2017
Overall it is a great place to work. I am a student and the jobs I worked were only available to students. They worked really well to make my work schedule around my class schedule. Iowa State University policy is that you are only allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours when school is in session. Some of the managers could be very strict but for the most part they were all really nice and easy to work with and really helped me succeed in the position.
Research Assistant on GPU parallel computing (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – September 9, 2017
Research Assistant on GPU parallel computing • Researched on high performance and large scale parallel computation using GPU with CUDA programming • Applied the GPU computation into high energy physics; performed parallel computation and memory access optimization to increase overall runtime efficiency
Senior Awards Manager (Current Employee) – Ames, IA – September 1, 2017
Iowa State is a real laggard when it comes to being in the 21st century. There are a lot of positives about university life. At ISU the colleagues are wonderful, but the overall institution is an underperformer.
Custodial Crew (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – August 20, 2017
In retrospect, the company and my co-workers were great. I just was too naive to understand fully my responsibilities. The hours were pretty bad, for a college student, as I was out until 1 or 2 in the morning on some shifts. Other shifts were 15+ hours. We sometimes got free food; I remember being a favorite among one of the football game custodians and he had us come up to the press box for every half time to enjoy a nice break with a buffet of food and desserts. My co-workers were fun and though it took me a bit to open up, I grew to feel comfortable around them.
cool experience, learned a lot of cleaning skills, good pay
Cyclon Life Blogger (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – August 11, 2017
Is a very nice university, its green areas, the people are friendly, the programs and the laboratories are very complete, I was almost 6 years and it was like in my house, and just as I was very safe and protected
Animal Caretaker (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – July 18, 2017
Position was terminated in 5 months. Received a good review in month 4 and was fired in month 5 without a real reason or explanation. Was not trained very well and then was expected to know how to do things I hadn't been shown.
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – July 17, 2017
If I could have a full time job there, I would accept it without second thought. The best is expected and hard work is always rewarded. The lab is always busy and in motion, but always giving enough time for a short break.
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) – Ames, IA – July 11, 2017
ISU is a safe and friendly place to work. The salary might not be high compared to other industrial company. However, considering the location, Ames, which is a low-costing, the salary is usually enough for a decent life.
Laboratory Supervisor (Current Employee) – Ames, IA – July 10, 2017
The ISU campus is in a time of transition, with many of the top university officials finding jobs at other institutions. The culture has the potential to improve, but will take a few years and new vision from a new president.
People are nice and well intended.
Traditional cultural values keep Iowa from accepting the flux of immigrant populations.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – June 20, 2017
Tough to review anything for pay when I volunteered for simply for experience. I performed research for 2 years, and was never treated unfairly. I was told to focus on my school work first, and never struggled to manage both research and life. It was rather easy-going.
Technical Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – June 19, 2017
I worked as a technical research assistant for the Entomology Department at Iowa State University. It was hard physical work, but still enjoyable. I liked the people I worked with. My manager although a little rough around the edges, was a nice guy to work for.
Fun Place to work
Maybe could pay more for how hard we strain our bodies