GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – December 10, 2017
Graduate research assistant while obtaining my Masters degree. I would recommend the program to anyone looking to advance their scientific career, I enjoyed my time, learned a lot and met great people.
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.
Athlete Network (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – May 11, 2017
I loved being an on-campus intern for Athlete Network at Iowa State University. Whenever I needed help on a project, there was always somebody I could easily get in contact with who was willing and able to help. You can really get a great sense of the culture at Iowa State when you are working around those people, especially in Athletics.
Amazing university to work with, providing great hospitality
Photographer (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – April 29, 2017
Photographing for Iowa State University is challenging and very rewarding. The marketing department is hospitable to all staff, fans and students. They are always thinking outside of the box and doing new and innovative ideas for marketing.
Flexible work hours for students but management is iffy
student worker (Former Employee) – Memorial Union, Bookstore, College of LAS – April 25, 2017
Many of the places that employ students at Iowa State University are a good opportunity to gain work experience, but I wouldn't suggest making a career at some of the places I've worked there. They have wonderfully flexible hours for students, but sometimes because of turnover rates the management is a nightmare.
Traffic and Parking Director (Former Employee) – Ames, IA – April 22, 2017
* The typical day at Iowa State University was one that was very simple and understanding. I would come in, get my task that I had to do and make sure everyone was following all the general rules for each event that was on. * I learned that there are different of variety of people that come from all different types of backgrounds. * The management at Iowa State University was good in it that they knew what they're jobs were but could've helped all those in need of assistance instead of a select few. * The Culture was very simple and easy to understand. Make life easier for your coworkers and customers coming and going from all events. * The hardest part was dealing with very angry customers who wanted everything they're way and some of the managers there seemed to be only one sided. * The most enjoyable part of my job was the work I did there, the people I worked with and seeing all that goes on at Iowa State University
Breaks, the people and the different types of jobs
Short breaks, some of management and it was a seasonal job
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) – Ames, IA – April 16, 2017
I really like the academic and research atmosphere in Department of Animal Science. There are two excellent seminars each week given by the departmental colleagues or invited speaker from other prestigious institutes. In addition, each lab has intensive collaboration with other labs or institute. So everyone is willing to help partners or colleagues, and is willing to share information and knowledge without much pressure from internal competition.