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Great place to work in central pennsylvania
Administrative Support Coordinator (Current Employee) –  University Park, PAApril 20, 2017
Always evolving atmosphere- surrounded by hungry minds, full of passion for the success of the Penn State student. A thriving academic community that enhances the families that reside in central pennsylvania.
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Fun and different
Behrend Campus Tour Guide (Current Employee) –  Erie, PAApril 18, 2017
Always have something new and I get to meet people from all over the United States. Also, being able to connect with people comes easy to me, so when giving tours it makes it even more fun.
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Day in the Life
Business Relationship Manager (Current Employee) –  State College, PAApril 17, 2017
There are very rarely days that mirror one another. On any given day, you can get pulled into a meeting that spins up a project or initiative that could run for 1 month or 1 year. Customer engagement is more of a focus in recent years, which is a much welcomed change from the business' perspective. Like with any job; lots of ebb and flow.
Pros
Supportive supervisor, Professional development opportunities, & Flexibility with work hours.
Cons
Pace, Career Advancement, & Cultural hurdles.
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Educational & Productive Culture
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  State College, PAApril 16, 2017
Penn State University taught me management, marketing, and communication skills. I learned to project manage in order to further my experience. The environment was conducive to team building.
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Not Fun
Facilities Manager (Former Employee) –  University Park, PAApril 14, 2017
I had a horrid boss who didnt belive in allowing delagation of work and expected you to be on call every day of the year. Treated his reports like abused children
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Flexible culture to work within
Client Services Manager (Current Employee) –  Harrisburg, PAApril 12, 2017
Opportunities for growth in various departments across the University, although it can be challenging to advance to higher management if not already starting at a associate director or better position.
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Not a bad deal, but the politics is frustrating.
Resident Assistant (RA) (Current Employee) –  University Park, PAApril 11, 2017
Day to day is entirely dependent on what housing location you're in and the quality of the residents you have. It's totally out of your control where you end up, so good luck getting where you want!
Pros
Occasionally free food/stuff.
Cons
Highly political environment. Occasionally judgmental peers/coworkers.
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Educational environment
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Current Employee) –  State College, PAApril 10, 2017
All the facilities are available on campus with spacious lab and well equipped labs.
Typically it is 9-5 working place but there is lot of flexibility depending on the area and lab group you work with.
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Excellent Work Environment
Administrative Assistant III (Current Employee) –  University Park, PAApril 10, 2017
Easy going days, challenging goals, great environment to work, good balance between home life and work. Excellent strategic plans, inclusive and open minded campus.
Pros
benefits
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fun
TUTOR AND FRONT DESK GREETER (Former Employee) –  University Park, PA 16802April 8, 2017
A good environment for student's to make some extra money and not have to travel. On campus job working under student managers for a decent pay, overall good,
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trade offs
Intern (Former Employee) –  University Park, PAApril 7, 2017
trades jobs for benefits unfairly. More politics than business. Wouldn't work there if other options are available. I'm also biased as a former student with a lot of debt and little headway on paying it off
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Great School
Assistant (Current Employee) –  State College, PAApril 4, 2017
It is great working there, the atmosphere is great and the people are amazing. Management does a great job at doing what they do and it makes everyone happy!
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Meaningful and respectful
Admissions Ambassador (Current Employee) –  University Park, PAApril 3, 2017
Friendly atmosphere with a rewarding work, a positively charged atmosphere at a "public ivy". The people are helpful and friendly, and there is a sense of camaraderie and teamwork among staff members.
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productive, very flexible schedule
Maintenance (Current Employee) –  State College, PAApril 3, 2017
Working for the bryce jordon center at Penn State they have very flexible hours and accommodate employees by their strengths.
Can pick up extra hours when you need it
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Great place
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  University Park, PAApril 3, 2017
Pennsylvania State University is the top university. I have learn alot from this place. For the time I spent in graduated program in electrical engineering department, I have learn many good lessons, met great people, and gave me great opportunities for the future.
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I loved working at Penn State
System Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Altoona, PAMarch 30, 2017
Great team to work with. Always learning new software and use of tools to repair and maintain computers. Shared information between all campuses which was very helpful in problem solving.
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Great work environment
Crew Leader (Current Employee) –  University Park, PAMarch 28, 2017
West Dining Commons had the best work environment I have ever been included in. Relaxed environment in which student employees are taught great skills.
Pros
Discounted student meals., Experience managing 259 student co-workers, experience working with ESL student-workers.
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Good
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  University Park, PAMarch 26, 2017
Good environment for academic career. Colleagues are nice. The department supports graduate student to do research. The professors are actively engaged in cutting edge research.
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It's a nice place, however
Part Time Employee (Current Employee) –  State College, PAMarch 24, 2017
It's a nice place to work, however good luck trying to get in full time! It's extremely difficult when it should be easy to get full time. Highly considering looking elsewhere for full time work.
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Great place
Coach (Former Employee) –  University Park, PAMarch 21, 2017
Wonderful place to work, excellent benefits and flexible workplace environment. Staff is committed to provide the best education to students and their families.
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