Student Supervisor - Derby Dining Hall (Former Employee) – Manhattan, KS – May 25, 2014
Served over 1,100 students twice a day, very fast paced, and communication was key between cooks and supervisors. Management was very understanding, and was willing to help out whenever help was needed. Hardest part was when there was short staff and the supervisor had to do 4 different jobs at once, but it made the shift go by faster. Most enjoyable part was meeting people, some of the supervisors I met were the best in the world.
Associate Director of Employee Relations (Current Employee) – Manhattan, KS – January 6, 2017
I work M-F 8 - 5, however, I'm salary, so that can change I have gleaned a great amount of knowledge concerning the University culture I have great co-workers and we function well as a team Some times there is a need for politics and I am not a political person. There is not one thing I dislike about my job. The pay, benefits, teamwork, everything is great.
Non-exempt positions are treated very poorly by admin & faculty.
Accountant (Current Employee) – Manhattan, KS – July 24, 2016
Being a KSU grad I was very excited to return to Manhattan and apply my education and career experience as an employee of KSU. I regret this move greatly now. Unless you are employed in an exempt position (faculty, research assoc, upper admin) you are treated as if you do not matter. Raises, though given to exempt positions, are non-existent for non-exempt employees. This makes it near impossible to keep up with normal cost-of-living increases that occur for all citizens. Department heads have no clue how to run a business office and have free reign to do whatever they want, often unjustly and very biased. Forget about respect, collaboration or a friendly work culture. The worst place I have ever been employed by and though this is heart breaking for me, it is truth.
The culture, treatment and perception of non-exempt employees.
Great benefits and good work life balance. The environment is challenging and the city is great place to live in. The co workers are good. the ability to go back to school is a great incentive to work here.
Custodian (Former Employee) – Jardine Apartments – August 10, 2016
KSU is a wonderful place to work. I am only leaving because my husband has cancer and we are moving to Colorado. They have great benefits. Pay is not the best but benefits make up for that. My co-workers were the best around and my supervisor was awesome. Loved the paid holidays.
IT Consultant (Former Employee) – Manhattan, KS – December 19, 2016
The knowledge I learned has served me well outside the work place. The management team encouraged a positive atmosphere in the work place. The hiring team was effective and promoted the direction of the company.
Flexible work schedule, develop skills in many areas, lots of food throughout the semester
Compile records in excel using pivot tables and adobe acrobat files. Use VLOOKUPs to find and fill data for university reports. Convert old reports from paper to electronic. I grew in my knowledge of how to work with Microsoft Office and using different formulas in excel to come up with different filtered results. Management was excellent. Kind, caring, and knowledgeable. My co-workers were my supervisors and one other student worker. They were fun to work with and i enjoyed seeing them everyday. The hardest part of the job was probably going over to a different building to the storage and bringing them back to convert them to electronic files. The most enjoyable part was doing projects to fill reports for the university for different data inputs like student headcount, or Salary reports.
A typical day at work is dealing with customers who have citations and who are ordering permits. I have learned how to manage money and have made a lot of friends. My supervisor is great, and my co-workers make work fun. The hardest part is working with upset customers, but it is a part of the job. They work around my student schedule first, then apply the work aspect.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Manhattan, KS – March 22, 2017
The nice thing about working with faculty researchers is that, for the most part, they are understanding and will accommodate many different schedules, allowing for students to come and go as they need. As long as the work is completed, and it is completed well, work hours are flexible.
although I'm not new to Kansas State University; I have been here for about more than five years as Ph.D. student. This position is new to me and an area is away from my major, however, I feel very comfortable, enjoying and excited to engage in such research topic. My advisor is very humble and helps me a lot.
I've worked here for 12 years or so and love the people that I work with. I think that the hardest part of the job is working with people with so many different personalities and work styles. It's definitely a personal learning moment to figure out how to work with everyone.