typical work environment,with overly strict managment,and no benefits for student workers
Student Supervisor (Current Employee) – Stillwater, OK – December 23, 2015
Fun, depending on managements mood, learned behavioral management, managers are not very knowledgeable, management does not take responsibility for mishaps, management expects students to know things that are not communicated, management puts most of responsibility on workers that are not prepared or trained. most co-workers are receptive, rude customers hard to deal with, enjoyable when everyone is happy and not stressed, hardest part of the job is when management restricts workers from interacting with each other. most enjoyable part of the job was when everyone is happy to see me and ask where I've been. also apart of the most enjoyable part of the job is when customers recongnize me from work on campus and come in to see me specifically when I'm at work
works around school schedule for hours
no benefits for student workers, very stern management when not needed
Great on-campus job, frequent departmental changes made it difficult to maintain constantly changing expectations.
Residential Advisor (Former Employee) – Stillwater, OK – June 22, 2016
My time at Oklahoma State University's Department of Residential Life as a Resident Advisor were some of the best years I had. It was fantastic for being involved on campus and within the community. With housing and a meal plan provided, it takes a huge financial burden off students. Coworkers on average were exceptional people. Management was a little rocky, as we changed supervisors quite often. I went through a different supervisor every year during my time there, and sometimes from semester to semester. The department is currently overhauling the program and began implementing new changes that clashed with previous policies, and was a challenge to accommodate.
on-campus housing paid, meal plan, great team
constantly changing policies, long hours, weekends on call
Sociology Graduate Student (Current Employee) – Stillwater, OK – April 19, 2016
Overall it was a great experience. Being in a small distant town freed me of distractions so that I could engage in meaningful research work. However, this also was frustrating at times, as there is not much to do with your free time other than going to a local bar. As far as school goes, I always had access to necessary resources, had a supportive and knowledgeable faculty, and had many opportunities to take advantage of in terms of adding to my CV.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Stillwater, OK – April 26, 2016
Goals were made everyday. Most goals were achievable. Management was very helpful. The hardest part of the job is if funding is not there the job will not be there. When funding is short funding will not be there for both employees and projects alike. Most coworkers were with me were from many other countries. The most enjoyable part of the job was the meeting of the goals that were set and weekly meetings were made with all the assistants.
Yoga Instructor (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – July 12, 2016
The best, loved the compromising, and willingness for all staff and supervisors to learn. We all worked as team! Helpful in constructing working relations with all. One student has gone on to become an instructor herself!
The best, loved the compromising, and willingness for all staff and supervisors to learn. We all worked as team!
relaxed workplace with friendly staff and supervisors
meeting and conference service staff member (Former Employee) – Stillwater, OK – May 24, 2016
They made it easy to know what to do and when to do it. I learned communication skills between peers and coworkers. Management was supportive and understanding of scheduling. My co-workers were friendly and helpful. setting up for groups of 100+ people working with friendly people.
Senior ETL Engineer (Former Employee) – Stillwater, OK – February 15, 2016
The management is very supportive and understanding. Suggest the right skill set to consultants and help them finding projects quickly. Have many big clients from whom they get lots of job requirements. Very transparent when it comes to company policy and in terms of setting the right expectations for every employee.
Lab assistant (Former Employee) – Stillwater, OK – April 27, 2016
I di not get paid to work in a microbiology lab, it was part of a scholarship I received from Oklahoma State University. I liked getting to assist in the lab because it gave me experience with lab techniques that I can use later in life. I recommend for any science major to work in a lab at some point during their college career.
Research assistant (Former Employee) – Stillwater, OK – July 2, 2016
I contacted various agencies about the availability of lake depth-temperature data. If they had data available then I would collected it and sort it into a standard format. Worked my own hours, when I had free time. Was very relaxed.
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Stillwater, OK – June 25, 2016
It gives me some work experience that is different from what I'm used to and prepares me using a statistical strategy to do my experiments. People around are friendly and it is nice to have the gym for personal training.
DATA ENTRY - OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT (Former Employee) – Okmulgee, OK – December 14, 2015
Work study is a real job but it is an amazing sub for working part time off campus. I worked with wonderful people, made friends, and they worked around my school schedule complete flexibility. My supervisor understood if i needed to take a day off for extra studying for finals but it was almost unnecessary as you can only work a max of 15 hours a week. I'm constantly looking out for more work study opportunities. I had to leave because the job i was doing, was done and they did not need a student worker anymore. I would go back in a heartbeat!
Great Benefits, a little too academic for my taste
Library Technician (Current Employee) – Stilllwater Ok – May 14, 2015
The benefits are really good, overall is a bit too academic, (It is a college) If you are working here without a degree there is a lot of pressure to get one. Not a lot of opportunities without it. Sometimes feel a little looked down on... Maybe it's just me. Overall I really like it. The pay isn't terrible. The benefits are really good.
Great place to utilize what I learned in the Fire Protection & Safety curriculum at OSU
Chemical Storeroom Operator (Current Employee) – Stillwater, OK – December 11, 2015
One skill that I have acquired while working for the OSU chemistry department is the ability to confront and utilize diversity. While working with professors and researchers with origins from all around the world, I have seen firsthand that there is always different ways to converge to a solution to a problem. Working with diversity in my future company's work climate will help me compile ideas from different backgrounds so that best possible solution can be implemented.