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Penn State University United States Employee Reviews

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Fun, but short work period
Grassland Bird Technician (Former Employee), Clarion, PAOctober 27, 2014
It was fun to work for PSU, there was little to complain about, except no full time job was offered, only seasonal
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Love coaching
Head Women's Basketball Coach (Current Employee), Monaca, PAOctober 20, 2014
I put in a lot of time watching film, recruiting, on-floor coaching, and monitoring team study halls.
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Network Systems Technician (Former Employee), University Park, PAOctober 8, 2014
Installed/maintained wired/wireless network computer systems for Outreach at Penn State. Resolved end-user networking connectivity issues on-campus and at 3 remote sites.
Configured/managed firewall policies for the Outreach Data Center servers.
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great for a college kid
University police Aux officer (Former Employee), State collegeOctober 8, 2014
Pros: enviornment
Cons: hours were long
I worked there in my youth while in college it was a fun place to work
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WE ARE....
Resident Assistant (Former Employee), Reading, PASeptember 30, 2014
Pros: room and board, students friends education
Cons: the loans i have to pay back
EVERYTHING was amazing THE BEST EXPERIENCE hands down
Was able to connect with students and faculty on a different level as a Resident Assistant
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Focus workplace with vast resources
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), University Park, PASeptember 28, 2014
As a graduate student, I spend a lot of time in the office and the laboratory. I have gained valuable research experience in a team setting.
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Steady Work Environment
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), State College, PASeptember 25, 2014
Penn State is an excellent and steady environment for productive work to be done. However, the overall culture and life balance is lacking in some respects, which is the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job would be interacting with students while teaching.
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Productive workplace with supportive administrators
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee), Harrisburg, PASeptember 22, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: tight workspace
very good learning and research environment, worked on high level complicated research projects and received proper support and direction from professors.
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Great place to work
Assistant Director of Center (Former Employee), Middletown, PASeptember 22, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed working at Penn State Harrisburg. The people were great and you can't beat the benefits.
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Fun work environment
WORK STUDY STUDENT (Former Employee), Dunmore, PASeptember 18, 2014
The work environment when I did work with Penn State as a work study was very enjoyable. The ladies in the office were always very nice and fun to work with. They were like a second family to me.
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Engaging atmosphere with a dedication to higher learning.
Graduate Student (Former Employee), State College, PASeptember 18, 2014
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) is committed to providing the best education possible to undergraduate and graduate students alike. It continually seeks to support and drive research forward, remaining competitive by offering a number of valuable resources such as seminar series, core facilities, and productive lab space. Many non-academically focused staff are present to help support innovation and the pursuit of IP, to improve the student quality of life, and to help foster success for faculty and students. Overall, a wonderful place to work that encourages collaboration and learning.
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Libarian aide
Student Library Assistant for University's Library (Former Employee), Erie PaSeptember 16, 2014
Pros: location a few seconds from dorm
open the library, and sort books, and reshelf them
learned: responsibility
management: excellent /boss asked me to open the library on many snowy days
co workers; supportive
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Great Place to Work
Penn State Preferences (Former Employee), University Park, PASeptember 13, 2014
Pros: free tickets
Cons: standing a lot
I took people's tickets, and watched the bomb light to make sure it was safe. I watched the gate during the whole game.
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Great Workplace in a Positive Environment
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PASeptember 6, 2014
● Train and mentor new employees to help them improve their technical skills, and ensure compliance with University standards
● Advise faculty, staff, and students on computer related issues such as failing to connect to Penn State Wireless 2.0
● Use innovative technical skills to resolve problems related to hardware and software
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Great Place to Work
Network Administrator (Former Employee), University Park, PAAugust 28, 2014
Great people I worked with and good resources to help learn new things.
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Great experience helping other students with learning material
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), State College, PAAugust 24, 2014
Pros: great experience, taught a lesson
Cons: paid in college credits
Attended class and helped professor grade papers, come up with lessons and how they could relate to the students in the class.

helped students with their assignments and learning material based on communication science, conflict management, and negotiation
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highly advanced research technologies operated by top tier staff members in their respective fields
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee), Gait Analysis LaboratoryAugust 24, 2014
Primary tasks consisted of preparing the participants for the experiment and managing data collection.
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Easy, but boring
Food Service Associate, Bruno's (Former Employee), Erie, PAAugust 11, 2014
Pros: adaptable schedule, easy
Cons: boring, crowded
This job was easy, mostly by virtue of tons of people working. They split the work up into many different jobs, and have so many people working that you end up pretty much doing that one job most of the time. You can schedule yourself for a different position every day for variety. They post the shifts online and you can select the ones you want. It is very adaptable for the college student schedule. You sign up for steady shifts during the semester, and can pick up any other one time shift that someone requests off. The manager when I worked there was a micro-manager, but she isn't there anymore. The supervisors are good, and student supervisors change almost every year. If you learn all the positions and show up for your shifts, you stand a good chance of getting promoted to student supervisor.
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Good organization. Great team to work with.
Student-Campstone Engineering Project (Former Employee), University Park, PAAugust 7, 2014
Information and instructions where clearly provided. It was an excellent oportunity to learn more about the industry and gain hands-on experience.
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Great experience
Intern (Former Employee), Student ActivitiesAugust 4, 2014
Friendly staff, diverse group of students, very flexible with accommodating schedule

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