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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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productive
Clinial Clerk (Current Employee), State College, PANovember 6, 2014
Pros: funny
Cons: healthcare
The people there is nice. The working environment is great.
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Very challenging work place
Research Associate (Current Employee), State College, PANovember 4, 2014
The Pennsylvania State University is a very challenging place to works. A place were you can learn and grow.
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Productive and fun workplace
Construction Management, Intern (Former Employee), University Park, PANovember 3, 2014
Pros: flex schedules
Cons: n/a
Very easy going environment to work in. Work is always expected to be on time and to the best of your ability but there is no one micro managing how you are accomplishing the tasks that had been assigned to you.
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an excellent school for engineering study and research
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), state collegeOctober 28, 2014
I served as the research assistant and teaching assistant at Penn State. My advisor is very nice and helpful and I like to work with him.
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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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