Workplace that values collaboration, student life, and professional development
Coordinator of Group Fitness & Wellness (Former Employee), Harrisonburg, VA – August 23, 2015
Pros: fast-paced and quickly growing
Cons: fast-paced and quickly growing
Set in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, JMU is a beautiful campus. Students are high achievers. Campus is growing quickly and not necessarily ready for growth from a personnel standpoint. People enjoy being at JMU.
Biotechnology Wet Labs Coordinator (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, VA – July 12, 2015
I work with the College of Integrated Science and Engineering (CISE) Laboratory Operations team members in support of Environment group courses. I work collaboratively with the interim CISE Safety Liaison – more... in support of the chemical and biological safety within CISE and in areas under the responsibility of the CISE Safety Liaison. I ensure appropriate preparation of reagents and supplies, and assess general lab supply inventories. I work with faculty to define and procure supplies for new lab exercises and courses. I understand the function and operation of laboratory instrumentation, such as: Autoclave, 96-Well Plate Readers/Spectrometers, thermocyclers, various incubators/shakers, gel documentation system, laminar flow hoods, and biological safety cabinets. I Assist in the maintenance of CISE purified water systems, and address issues related to equipment identification, tracking, and management. I work in cooperation with CISE Lab Operation fiscal support to specify and support processes associated with ordering of supplies and small equipment, and I address issues of “wet” laboratory safety and coordinate with the interim CISE Safety Liaison to facilitate safe laboratory practices in all areas of responsibility in accordance with JMU safety documentation. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with the students and faculty at JMU. My co-workers and management are fantastic, and constantly look out for my best interest and the best interest of the students. – less
Summertime Landscape Worker (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, VA – July 6, 2015
weed eating, watering grass, mowing, pulling weeds, rolling or pulling up sod....James Madison is a great atmosphere to work in. Everyone is really nice and management is understanding and willing to work with you.
Productive and friendly environment with happy faces
Communication Assistant (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, VA – May 11, 2015
A typical day at work includes scanning, filing, and then doing other miscellaneous tasks that my bosses may need me to do for them. These include sending professional emails, organizing, planning, and – more... creating. I've learned many skills necessary for in-office work and many skills in communicating efficiently, as I am in the communication department. The hardest part of the job is when we are prepping for our bi-annual tournament, which requires a lot more attention to detail and a lot more things are happening. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with my bosses and teammates. – less
Administrative Assistant-Program Support Tech (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, VA – April 24, 2015
Pros: Great benefits
Cons: not a very diverse population
Currently work in the Student Affairs division. Very good division to work for. Very supportive of its employees. Upper level management is easy to talk to and take very seriously your thoughts on how to improve the University as a whole.
Administrative Office Spec III (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, VA – April 18, 2015
Pros: Good hours, benefits, culture.
Cons: Low pay, little advancement.
JMU offers a pleasant working environment, generous benefits, good job-security, and low salaries. There are many perks to being an employee, including professional development classes and subsidized – more... tuition in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of the staff are graduates, so they believe in the organization; it's nice working with people for whom it's not "just a job." At the same time, pay is low, and chances to increase it are limited. This isn't an unreasonable trade-off, but it does mean that JMU is good place to have a "first real job" or to settle in, but if you're ambitious you may feel the need to jump ship after not very long. – less
An excellent experience and way to finance your graduate school learning journey
Lead Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, Va – March 31, 2015
As a graduate assistant you will work with various professors on various research projects. They will become excellent mentors and help you through the program as best they can. Your fellow classmates become your friends as well as your professional colleagues. Your classes are applied in nature giving you real hands on experience as a public servant in the community.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Harrisonburg VA – February 27, 2015
I really enjoyed working with the professors. I learned so much from them. Working as a TA was a great way to maintain the knowledge I had gained when I took the class as well as help students who were struggling in the course.
Work Control Coordinator (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, VA – January 28, 2015
A typical day at work is great. The people I work with are amazing. I couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with. The guys do their best to make my job as easy as possible. The hardest part about any day is dealing with customers and trying to meet their needs.
Organization that prides itself on benefiting its students
Career Educator in Career and Academic Planning (Former Employee), Harrisonburg, VA – January 20, 2015
Working for a university like JMU was the best opportunity I had thus far. The organization expects results from its employees, a combination of students and FT staff, to allow growth and opportunity. CAP gives students the chance to put their learning into action and see the results through the student body.
Hall Director (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, VA – December 18, 2014
I supervise five resident advisers and monitor their progress through out the year. I am responsible for the day to day need of a residence hall that hold 130 first year college students. I provide programs – more... that educate residents in assault awareness, alcohol and drug education, and safety and security. I have one immediate supervisor who supervises myself and five other Hall Directors. The hardest part of the job is also the most rewarding. I speak to students who have violated a residence life or school policy and help them come to realize why their actions were a violation and what they can do to not end up in the same situation again. Seeing students grow through out the year and come to love an institution I love is definitely the most rewarding. – less