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
Teaching Assistant & Tutor (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – June 12, 2017
Basically get to make your own schedule and lesson plan, and I find that what you put into the job both off the clock and on, really determines how much you get out of it. I fell in love with teaching and the challenge it provided, and I felt absolutely liberated when I realized how much I grew as a leader through teaching in a small and large group setting.
Excellent community, students, pay and benefits. Terrible administration.
Senior Lecturer (Current Employee) – Ames, IA – June 7, 2017
Administration is regularly sued for retaliation, discrimination, etc. The taxpayers subsidize the settlements, so they keep making the same mistakes. Don't expect the culture here to change anytime soon.
Director of Athletic Bands (Current Employee) – Ames, IA – May 23, 2017
Hours are flexible outside of your classroom assignments. The management is typical of a university environment as they are not really experienced managers and more academics who get thrown into the role that they are not prepared for and many times do not manage people or finances well.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Ames, IA – May 22, 2017
Iowa State University is a very good place to work. I am a research assistant in the department of materials science and engineering. The culture in our department is very friendly and efficient. I love this place.