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Excellent Benefits, Poor Work Environment
Non-Exempt Employee (Current Employee) –  Dover, DE 19901August 8, 2018
The organization does not value its employees or students. Many offices work in silos and lack collaboration. Faculty, secretarial staff, and custodial staff are unionized. Professional employees are At-Will and are frequently abused by their managers due to this status. The office of human resources does little to remedy areas that have low retention rates for staff and needs to conduct leadership training for its leadership. Students do not have adequate housing and their concerns are unheard by administration. Many of the courses students need are often unavailable during registration periods.
Pros
Educational Benefits for FT Employees, Beautiful Campus
Cons
Unprofessional Work Culture, Top Heavy Institution, Antiquated Work Practices
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Not the best place to work
Testing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Dover, DESeptember 4, 2018
Management talks about staff with no regards for being decent at times. No regard for personal life and very stringent. Very boring place to work. If you want to just sit around and have bad talked about you with no benefits this is the place for you. No benefits for part time workers but you are expected to work full time hours and work outside of your schedule with no questions asked.
Pros
working on a campus
Cons
poor management, no benefits for part time employees however you are still expected to work over 40 hours a week.
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Delaware State University
Event Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Dover, DENovember 7, 2018
I was a student worker at Delaware State University for 3 years. There was no typical work day, because almost every day was different in regards to the issues and concerns we had to deal with. Overall management was okay. The chain of command wasn't always followed properly, but management did try its best to be efficient and effective communicators with its workers. I learned a lot working at Delaware State: soft skills, communications skills, and even life lessons. The job really acted as a stepping stone into what a normal job life would be outside the university. The hardest part of the job was handling conflict. My job required workers to have a calm temperament when dealing with distressed clients.
Pros
Free food, free entry to events, free apparel.
Cons
organization's communication skills
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Member, Sports Live Events Team (Current Employee) –  Dover, DEMay 24, 2018
Scholarship
NSCS gives out over $1 million in scholarships annually, including Merit Award scholarships, Study Abroad scholarships, graduate-study scholarships, several program-specific scholarships and much more.

Leadership
NSCS members are viewed as leaders in their education community and organize annually at the NSCS Leadership Summit. Members also have access to career resources, leadership development and much more.

Service
NSCS is a nationwide community of member scholars, officers, advisors, partners, employers, sponsors and more. NSCS Chapters plan activities such as networking events, social gatherings, and community service projects regularly.
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Delaware State University
Senior Secretary (Current Employee) –  Dover, DEMay 3, 2018
Is a great place to work! You work 35 hours per week. You work Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30pm.

The benefits are wonderful and inexpensive

Management is great depending on the Department you are working.
Pros
great work schedule No weekends
Cons
Salary
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Lack of advancement
Professor (Current Employee) –  Dover, DEJanuary 5, 2018
In management 10 years but no place to move
No career counseling
Lot of turnover at highest levels
If you have a mentor, it’s ok but if they leave no takeover or carry through
Workplace culture is collaborative not competitive but things move slowly
Good benefits, state job
Pros
Job stability
Cons
Little upward movement
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An HBCU on the rise to becoming PREMIER
Executive Director - Facilities Operations (Current Employee) –  Dover, DEJune 20, 2018
"Great. This job was a great experience and I learned a lot. Very diverse in jobs and people. Professionals everywhere with great benefits and pay. The college benefits are very good and the University is very oriented towards serving students with the utmost level of excellence in service."
Pros
Continued Education Benefits
Cons
Frequent Leadership changes
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Awesome place to work.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  DelawareSeptember 8, 2018
DSU is an awesome place to work. The only problem is part-time employees should have the options of working between 20-29 hours per week. Otherwise, DSU is sincerely a wonderful place to be employed.
Pros
Management learning skills
Cons
limited working hours
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Fun work experience
Intramural management trainee (Former Employee) –  Dover, DEFebruary 26, 2018
Typical day at work is filled with excitement and there is something new everyday. I learned how to be organized and manage individuals. Management were nice and helpful. The workplace culture was awesome. The hardest part of the job was actually being comfortable telling kids I see everyday what to do. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing new things everyday.
Pros
Fun working environment, Good staff, Facilitie
Cons
Short breaks, Pay cards
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WDSU-TV Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dover, DESeptember 9, 2018
it is always good to have a job on campus because you are not only making money, but you are also gaining experience that you can use in the working world and in your career field.
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Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dover, DEJuly 8, 2018
Research is self conducted with lack of collaborative innovative efforts. Not too many research advisor offer students work experience due to the lack of resources and tons of financial instability.
Pros
Decent Student Body
Cons
No job Benefits
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Funding
Voice Instructor (Former Employee) –  Dover, DEAugust 7, 2018
My department was underfunded, making it very difficult to obtain the proper resources to properly teach. The lack of funding also makes career advancement/tenure track very difficult.
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Productive and at times stressful environment
Head Women's Basketball Coach (Former Employee) –  Dover, DEMarch 1, 2018
Typical work day was watching film, planning for practices or games along with handling administrative duties. I managed all aspects of the program including, staff, players, academics as well as the budget.
What I learned most was how this generation has changed and how to relate to them to help them be more successful.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with a limited budget and changing the culture to having a winning spirit.
The most enjoyable part of the job was going everyday and watching the team grow and mature as student-athletes.
Pros
The enviroment and a sense of family.
Cons
To much turnover in administration.
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Productive
Chemistry Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dover, DEJuly 3, 2018
I learned various lab techniques and areas of research I may be interested in pursuing in the future. The workplace culture I would deem comfortable and supportive.
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Great Job for Students
Peer Counselor (Current Employee) –  Dover, DEJune 21, 2018
Being a peer counselor at del state was a great job as a college student. Competetive pay compared to all other college jobs and management is amazing.
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Low pay. Good work/life balance. Good management and relaxed atmosphere.
Senior Secretary (Current Employee) –  Dover, DEApril 19, 2018
Work/life balance is great! Atmosphere is relaxed, but low pay. Depending on department, there is great or little to no team work. Vacation and sick time accrual monthly is a great perk!
Pros
Flexible
Cons
low pay
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Great institution of higher learning.
Supplemental Instructor/Tutor (Former Employee) –  Dover, DENovember 11, 2018
I received optimal course work and laboratory training as well as great professional development. I appreciate the scholarships and work study opportunities available.
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Average at best
Employee (Current Employee) –  Dover, DEDecember 17, 2017
The staff are generally friendly and easy to work with which makes for generally smooth work days. However, open, effective communication tends to be a weak point of the workplace culture, which can lead to many stressful and complicated situations.
Pros
friendly staff, decent management, campus easy to navigate
Cons
lack of communication, piling on additional work, student behavior
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Enjoyable place to work
Professor of Biology (Current Employee) –  Dover, DEAugust 31, 2018
I established life-long relationships and gained valuable work experiences that have prepared me for upper administrative opportunities. There are ample opportunities to create a unique niche for yourself.
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Goals helping the students number 1# priority
Student Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Dover, DEJanuary 9, 2018
typical day fast-paced , workplace culture was cut throat , communication the hardest part of job, students were the most enjoyable, management style was unbothered
Pros
flexibility
Cons
pay, poor mgt
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