Pros: state funded, stability, library, food court, healthcare
Cons: management, no raises, closed-minded, sub-par facilities, no ambition in coworkers, no inspiration by leaders
Your jaw would drop at some of the selfish antics the faculty pull. Every decision they make is based on how it affects their personal time rather than how to help the student.
Management in general is a struggle which is expected when you don't have people with actual management experience in those positions. As with most universities, the requirement – more... to direct an entire school is not management, but a PhD in English, Film, etc., depending on the school.
The bureaucracy is incredible because its such a large institution. I have 7 levels between me and the president. Which means at least three to four approvals before anything gets done.
Many faculty work little hours, but no one says a word to them. The staff situation seems like a union because those who are lazy can take advantage of the system and skimp on hours, while those who have ethics carry the weight and work despite the frustration of seeing coworkers "work" 35 hours a week. – less