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Penn State University United States Employee Reviews

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Career Services Intern (Current Employee), McKeesport, PAFebruary 13, 2015
I am currently doing my internship through Career Services at Penn State University. I have created flyers and held sign ups for Spring Career Days, arranged events in preparation for Spring Career Day, Drafted and sent emails for students and faculty members, and Created flyers for KDKA Career Talk.
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The opportunities available to me were boundless.
Purchasing Payables Staff Assistant (Former Employee), 101 Procurement Serv. Bldg., University Park, PAFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: university was a learning and professional environment.
Cons: i can't think of a single one.
I always felt motivated to do my best. Providing excellent customer service was my primary concern. Penn State also allowed me to continue learning new strategies and techniques to achieve that goal. I was allowed to take personal enrichment seminars, free of charge, and was encouraged to share those lessons with co-workers. I looked forward to getting to the office every morning. My co-workers and superiors were like another family to me and I continue to enjoy the relationships I established with them.
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Great Advisor in a booring and unfriendly department
Postdoctoral Research in Physics (Current Employee), State College, PAFebruary 6, 2015
Pros: major research university with good ranking internationally
Cons: no collaborations among different research groups
The physics dept. at Penn State is full of brilliant people.
Unfortunately, they are not social and different research group are isolated form each other. This fact makes the work environment not very stimulating for a Postdoctoral Researcher.
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Great place to work and make an impact on students. Relaxed atmosphere. Well educated staff/faculty
Adjunct Professor (Part-Time) (Current Employee), Wyomissing, PAFebruary 5, 2015
Great place to start your education career. Technology is updated and class room settings are relaxed and modern makes it easier to teach and influence students.
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Great Learning Experience
Aerospace Engineering Research Assistant (Former Employee), University ParkFebruary 2, 2015
Assisted PH.D students in Propulsion research, had a lot of hands on experience as well as learning. Co-workers very flexible to assist and teach us of their research.
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Student run forecasting for the state of Pennsylvania
Campus Weather Student Worker (Former Employee), University Park, PAFebruary 2, 2015
Each person would give a five day forecast, high and low temperatures with day and night conditions, for regions of the state of Pennsylvania. The shift leader usually wrote the weather briefing, a synopsis for the next five days, for the entire state.
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Productive
MASTER of FINANCE (Former Employee), Malvern, PAJanuary 28, 2015
Great experience
Great learning
Good professors
Presentation opportunities
Gained communication skills
Great co-workers
growth opportunities
Lot of fun time along with work
Good team projects
Best student life
No facilities on campus for international students
Career fairs not very helpful
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Satisfying and rewarding place to work
Continuing Education Representative (Current Employee), Abington, PAJanuary 27, 2015
Pros: great benefits, flexible work schedule
Cons: long commute, silo-like culture, bureaucratic processes
Penn State University is a good place to work, considering we help educate young people and professionals in a variety of fields.
The most enjoyable part of working in the Continuing Education unit is the ability to help adults in career transition and/or with their professional development needs.
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Small group but highly functional.
Student in Computer Science (Former Employee), State College, PAJanuary 12, 2015
Great working environment with a small but accomplished research lab. Good leadership and known project goals and objectives. Learned how to develop medical research-based apps in the Java language. Nice team environment.
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Great University
Statistics Lab Intern/Grader (Former Employee), University Park, PAJanuary 8, 2015
This job gave me extended knowledge of statistics. It was a good opportunity.
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Nice workplace with highly qualified people
Research Assistant (Current Employee), University Park CampusJanuary 8, 2015
Pros: free work environment
Cons: low salary
Hours are flexible, so it's a good place if you don't like to wake up early in the morning. The workload is huge though. I have gained a lot of experience in data work and research and learned a lot from some of the most talented academicians of the US.
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Great place to work
Resident Assistant (Former Employee), Monaca, PennsylvaniaJanuary 6, 2015
Pros: free room and board
Cons: dealing with multiple personalities
Managers are very nice and flexible with scheduling. There are many career development opportunities here. You learn how to work well in a team and be patient with students. As a Resident Assistant, you get free room and board and a stipend for your tuition. There are also many outings that the school pays for for Resident Assistants.
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grad student
Graduate research assistant (Current Employee), University Park, PADecember 20, 2014
Pros: good city, low crime
Cons: bad compensation, healthcare
typical grad student life, good place to live but grad students do not party
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Great Outreach University
Program Coordinator & Youth Counselor (Former Employee), Media, PADecember 18, 2014
Responsibilities:
•Provided academic counseling to (35) college bound inner-city youth.
•Trained (50) summer college interns as camp counselors.
•Developed, coordinated and implemented educational and recreational activities to (250) at risk inner-city youth.
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Excellent research university
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee), State College, PADecember 5, 2014
As an undergraduate I had a great experience working in a research lab for college credits at Penn State.
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Excellent educational institution.
Adjunct Faculty Instructor (Former Employee), Middletown, PADecember 3, 2014
As a former student and faculty member at PSU, I can say without hesitation that PSU equally supports its students in faculty in fostering an environment that is conducive to learning and mutual respect.
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Fun, involved, and productive
Resident Assistant (Current Employee), University ParkDecember 2, 2014
Flexable not so demanding jobs if you keep up on your deadlines ahead of time.
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Great college job
Front Desk Coordinator (Former Employee), state college. paNovember 24, 2014
great college job with flexible hours and great pay
extensive growth in abilities with opportunities for advancement
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Fitness
Student Advisor for fitness program (Former Employee), Coudersport PANovember 19, 2014
Pros: working with the kids
Cons: only a seasonal job
I helped out with the Penn state program that went to elementary schools and got the kids who had to stay after get active. We would teach them fun activities to keep them active and when that was finished would show them and easy and healthy snack they could make at home.
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Great place to work
Lion Line (Former Employee), State CollegeNovember 7, 2014
Worked here as a student and it had good balance for school. It was fairly easy as I made calls to PSU alums.

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