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Review averages

  • 10 employees say

    Excellent (6)
    60%
    Good (2)
    20%
    Satisfactory (2)
    20%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.92
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0

Reviews for Ferris State University

Reviews - What employees say

3.92 Employees say
0 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Distribute the over half a million dollars wasted on the president and his lawyer to pay the faculty what they deserve. Take accusations of harrassment seriously. Do not try to cover up suicides, but address them publicly.

What I like about the company

They support research more than you would expect. Campus is nice. I had a great conversation with a student a few weeks ago for 30 mins after class. The annual author's prize has been pretty sweet. Excellent benefits though the union is losing power. Delicious food for a cafeteria.

What I dislike about the company

Administration paying the president more than my annual wage in overtime AND paying their lawyer half a million to fight the union. We've been off contract for a few months. Administration thinks everyone is replaceable. toxic corporate culture and in fighting is common among faculty. They're cutting the business college even though it makes the most money. Does not take HR issues seriously.

Company Culture
2
Support from management
3
Teamwork
3
Freedom to work independently
4
Internal Communication
2
Gender Equality
5
Attitude towards older colleagues
5
Career Development
3
Overall compensation for your work
4
Office / Work Environment
4
Environmental Friendliness
5
Work-Life Balance
4
Company Image
4
Job Security
5
Handicapped Accessibility
5
Workplace Safety
3
Challenging Work
5
Inclusive / Diverse
5

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Ferris State University
  • City
    Big Rapids
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Allow more flexibility with time off, including days for caring for family members.

What I like about the company

I've worked in several departments over the past 20 years, and most of them have been very good. I enjoyed working with a diverse group of people, and my work has been a valuable asset to the University. I feel appreciated, and I feel my input is important.

What I dislike about the company

Unless you have at least a 4 year degree, it is difficult to advance.

Company Culture
4
Support from management
5
Teamwork
5
Freedom to work independently
3
Internal Communication
3
Gender Equality
4
Attitude towards older colleagues
4
Career Development
3
Overall compensation for your work
4
Office / Work Environment
5
Environmental Friendliness
5
Work-Life Balance
4
Company Image
5
Job Security
4
Handicapped Accessibility
5
Workplace Safety
5
Challenging Work
4
Inclusive / Diverse
5

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ferris State University
  • City
    Big Rapids
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • The faculty union is really preventing the university from prospering and growing. The unionized contracts of that group are fantastic for faculty - but at a tremendous expense that makes it very difficult for the university to compete with other schools,

What I like about the company

I have worked at FSU for 22 years. While individual managers can make or break a department, overall I really appreciate my employer and enjoy my job.

What I dislike about the company

There are a few individuals in management positions that make questionable decisions and in some cases, decisions that are self-serving, but that kind of thing goes on in virtually every jobsite in the country.

Company Culture
4
Support from management
4
Teamwork
3
Freedom to work independently
5
Internal Communication
4
Gender Equality
4
Attitude towards older colleagues
5
Career Development
4
Overall compensation for your work
5
Office / Work Environment
5
Environmental Friendliness
5
Work-Life Balance
4
Company Image
5
Job Security
5
Handicapped Accessibility
5
Workplace Safety
5
Challenging Work
4
Inclusive / Diverse
5

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ferris State University
  • City
    Big Rapids
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 10 employees say

    Excellent (6)
    60%
    Good (2)
    20%
    Satisfactory (2)
    20%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.92
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0

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Ferris State University
3.92
10 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.63
71,666 reviews

kununu average
3.33
3,033,000 reviews