It is fantastic place to work especially because I am a student and they work around your schedule. Our department needs more funding though so I did not get to work as often as I would have enjoyed to. My employers are more than competent at their jobs and try to help out students whenever possible so they may have more knowledge moving forward in their careers.
Great place to gain experience in an emerging field.
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Bozeman, MT – December 13, 2016
Montana State University gave me a great chance to become familiar with satellite design, analysis, and operation. The management is always very understanding of the needs of students and accomodates well within reason. While the people who work there tend to fluctuate every semester, there's always a few long term employees who can help guide the newcomers.
GTA OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (Current Employee) – Bozeman, MT – November 27, 2016
This position is a great job for someone looking to advance their career in teaching, but start out slow and not have too much of a workload. It is not a position for someone who will need a ton of guidance though. Much of the work is independent so what your students get out of your teaching truly shows your effectiveness at the position.
The pay is not great; however, it is enough to sustain a graduate student if they have another part time job.
Small town university feel with good research opportunities
Research Scientist (Current Employee) – Bozeman, MT – February 8, 2017
Academic research can be hectic but the support staff at MSU makes it enjoyable. The hardest part of any research job is the failure of a well thought out experiment. The most enjoyable part is the discovery of new ideas and solving problems that were thought to be impossible.
Tutor and Mentor (Current Employee) – Bozeman, MT – October 15, 2016
The experience depends entirely upon the job within Montana State University. For example, if you work in an office, you might be responsible for the day to day happenings of a department, but if you were a faculty member, you would be responsible for teaching people.
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Bozeman, MT – September 26, 2016
The chemical engineering department is a good department for undergraduates but the graduate culture is poor. Communication between PI and graduate students isn't very good and the department isn't very collaborative.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Bozeman, MT – September 19, 2016
Learned many important lab techniques and skills Friendly and productive lab partners Exploring different kinds of microorganisms and creating media for these species are the most enjoyable part of the job
I loved working for Montana State University Youth Sports Camp. The people are wonderful to work with. The children are an absolute joy to be around and safety was highly valued and well managed. I loved this camp and would definitely work for them again.
If you're a Type-A personality used to strict deadline and things that happen "in a NY minute" then MT is NOT the place for you. Havre, MT, the location of the university only has 9,000 people in it, and housing is expensive compared to wages for most people. That said, I worked with the absolute nicest, most giving people of my career at this school, and the current chancellor is the most upstanding individual I have ever had as a boss. If you don't mind that the nearest Starbucks is a 90 minute drive south of town, and you want genuinely good people to work with, you'll like MSU-Northern.
My time spent at MSU was filled with daily tasks along with weekly, monthly and yearly projects that involved other sections of Auxiliary Service. Every day was a new experience with co-workers and students which made for an air of excitement. The hardest part of the job was the summer break and the students where gone. I also had the opportunity to learn different programs for our department and how it all interacted with the college.
Very much apart of the college atmosphere and the events.
Post Doctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) – Bozeman, MT – February 5, 2016
MSU provides a very supportive work environment. While their health plan varies in its coverage, mostly because of trouble negotiating packages at the university level, the Wellness incentive program rewards you for being healthy and proactive.