KSU is a great place to work.
Accounting Manager (Current Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – May 10, 2015
KSU is great for a work/life balance, and the benefits are incomparable to any other place that I worked at. However, there is a trade off since the pay rate is well below what industry pays. Pay raises are based on state funding, so it is not unusual to go years without a raise if the economy is slow. However, job security is very high with no layoffs during the last recession. The job security keeps many people from leaving, so advancement opportunities are limited.
On the good note, good insurance is dirt cheap compared to everywhere else. I receive 12 sick days and 15 vacation days a year plus 8 paid holidays off a year. KSU also gives multiple retirement plans from the guaranteed state retirement to the state equivalent of a 401k through Fidelity, which vests you from day one and lets you choose your investment plan. They require you to contribute 6% of your pay, but they match it with 10%. I have a larger retirement with them after 3 years than I did after 10 years in corporate that only matched 2.5% to my 5%.
If you want security, this is the place to go. If you want room for advancement to hit the big bucks, you need to look elsewhere.
Security and Benefits
Pay is nowhere near industry and advancement is limited.