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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The culture wasn't an Ideal situation for advancing any skills. It could be hard to get across to upper management what needed fixed or improved.All very nice people I worked with. Some people have been in their position for a long time and were very knowledgeable.
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 consists of cleaning bathrooms and emptying the trash. I learned alot about cleaning and working as a team by working here. Management is really excellent at Kstate. The co workers are excellent to work with and i have made some friends by working there.