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Unfriendly, status-obsessed work environment
Visiting Faculty (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTNovember 10, 2018
Located in Bozeman, MT, MSU is place for big egos...without a lot of substantial accomplishment to support that arrogance. Moreover, Bozeman is a very, very expensive place to live relative to teaching salary. Self-absorbed persons may find the utterly non-collaborative environment satisfactory; anyone who prefers a friendly, helpful, cooperative and productive workplace will find MSU lacking in very significant ways.
Pros
Access to outdoor activities
Cons
Expensive place to live, arrogant faculty, ice-cold workplace environment
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3.0
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Interesting place
Contractor (Current Employee) –  Bozeman, MTOctober 18, 2018
Sometimes fair, sometimes heavy handed. Always an agenda. There's not always a standard of fairness applied to situations involving employees, based on gender and other outside influences.
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4.0
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Simple managing, Free pool tables,ping pong, air hockey
Recreation Center Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Havre, MTOctober 3, 2018
Show up check the tv, the bowling alley and weight room to make sure their clean, everything is working properly. Just hangout make sure the place stays clean hangout with other college students if their alone or just talk to the other students there. When closing make sure to sweep and every once in while mop the rec area with the pool tables, ping pong tables and the hangout area.
Pros
simple things
Cons
None
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5.0
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Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTSeptember 27, 2018
It was a fun summer. I worked as an intern for 10 weeks. I had the freedom to choose hours as long as my work got done. Facilities were adequate and my management was a pleasure to work with.
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4.0
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Good place to work.
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTSeptember 9, 2018
Fun, good people to work with. All dedicated to their job and the people around them. It became exhausting always having to be there for residents, but overall a good experience.
Pros
Free housing
Cons
Always have to be available
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5.0
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Fun place to work at.
Mathematics & Science Tutor (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTAugust 28, 2018
Although was temporary, my tutoring job at Montana State University provided me the opportunity to make friends and help other fellow students.It also assisted me in retaining my math and sciences knowledge.
Pros
Fun place to work at.
Cons
Sometimes difficult to work with some students.
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5.0
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Great workplace with creative environment
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) –  Billings, MTAugust 27, 2018
Through this process I learned not only how to teach a subject that I knew little about, but also that I am a lifelong learner. I discovered that I love and am very successful at interacting with people, and enjoyed problem solving and accommodating for students needs. Management was very friendly and easy to work with.
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1.0
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The works there.
Janitorial (Current Employee) –  Billings, MTAugust 9, 2018
If you were able share a house with at least 3 room mates it’ll at least take “some” of the pressure off of getting paid once a month. This is the pay structure at “MSU”.
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Benefits
Cons
No room for advancement.
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2.0
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Poor Upper Management
Manager (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTAugust 5, 2018
Horrible upper management that gives false information for the job, which would cost you your job and not theirs. On the plus side, benefits are excellent but hourly pay is lacking for the Bozeman area.
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Benefits
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Bad Management
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4.0
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Fun workplace, low pay
Dormitory Desk Clerk (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTAugust 5, 2018
Working as a desk clerk on campus is great; you meet new people, learn a ton about the campus, and get to see the in's and out's of how dorms work. Usually you just sit at the desk, help anyone that comes up with campus, dorm, or Bozeman questions, and do any clerical work. The management is good, but the rules were constantly being switched around; in one semester, the same rule was changed three times. You work by yourself, which is nice for getting homework done, but it gets pretty lonely. It is a 24/7 job so being by yourself at 5am can be pretty difficult. The hardest part of the job was handling AMR/Fire situations. The most enjoyable part was getting to know the students and chat with everyone that walked in.
Pros
Doing homework while working, students share their food with you, learning more about campus
Cons
Rules constantly changing, little respect for the desk clerks
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5.0
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Pool Lifeguard
Lifeguard Supervisor and Head Swim Instructor (Former Employee) –  Billings, MTAugust 2, 2018
I was head lifeguard and swim instructor. It was a great place to build leadership skills and teamwork. I loved working for the pool when I was there!
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4.0
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It was a fun place to work
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTJuly 19, 2018
It was a slow paced office environment. Just basic front office skills needed. I worked with several different teams, each with their own personalities.
Pros
nice clean office
Cons
working with spiders
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4.0
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Great environment poor pay
Manager (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTJuly 14, 2018
Pay didn't match the cost of living of Bozeman, Montana. There is enormous growth in the area and there isn't enough low cost housing to meet the salary provided -- even in a mid-level position.
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5.0
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Great People, Great Place to Work!
Administrative Associate II (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTJune 27, 2018
I would highly recommend Montana State University. It is a friendly and collaborative place to work. They could increase their pay, but the benefits are great.
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4.0
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Friendly workplace
Student Government Business Manager (Current Employee) –  Billings, MTJune 19, 2018
*This is a student only held position*

Mondays are often the busy day for the Business Manager. This could include 1-3 meetings and other days may consist of committee meetings. Often the committee meetings are by choice.

The business manager is charged with overseeing the Financial Board, which regulates the financial aspects of the ASMSUB.

Personable workplace between students, administrators, faculty, and staff.

Learned how to formulate the ASMSUB budget according to predicted enrollment and past enrollment figures.
Pros
Networking opportunities, flexible hours
Cons
Minimal wage
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4.0
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Alright
Irrigation Technician (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTJune 19, 2018
over-employment makes for not much work and a lot of downtime. there was nothing to do but you have to act like your doing something so the people in montana hall dont get mad
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5.0
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wonderful place to work with lots of people from different cultures
Accounting Analyst (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTJune 16, 2018
Montana State University is a wonderful place to work. Very energetic and lively vibe. A great place to work and meet with people from different cultures.
Pros
excellent training opportunities, excellant benefits
Cons
low wages
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5.0
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Great place to work
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTJune 4, 2018
Being an RA is stressful, but very rewarding. You meet a lot of new people and get to influence their college careers, hopefully, in a positive way. Just be sure you know what you're getting into. It's a full-time job, more like an all-day everyday job. Being an RA becomes your new lifestyle for the time being.
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5.0
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MSU has got it going on!
Resident Director (Former Employee) –  Bozeman, MTMay 23, 2018
MSU is a great place to work. It has the benefits of a large institution but the culture feels like a small family business. People are very friendly and there is a lot of collaboration across campus departments. The President is very supportive of women in leadership.
Pros
culture, benefits
Cons
pay
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5.0
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Great place to work while in school
TUTOR (Former Employee) –  Great Falls, MTMay 21, 2018
I was able to work and have plenty of time to work on school work. It was a great atmosphere and promoted student life. I was able to build people skills and see personal growth from my peers.
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