Marshall University: What's it like to work here?

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32 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.7Recommendation: 81%
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32 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.7 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

25 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 6 reviews.

The flexible work schedule is the biggest perk. Pay is low. Most people are nice.

3.7
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Marshall university in Huntington, WV at the time of review.

What I like

I enjoy working with department level coworkers. We try to support one another. Very supportive when personal tragedy struck. Free parking and decent health insurance.

What I dislike

Too many hoops to jump through to complete simple tasks. Supervisor is rarely seen. Too many committees.

Suggestions for improvement

Increase amounts of faculty and support staff. Remove some layers of middle management. Better heating system. Clearer policies. I'm still not sure of some of them

Company Culture

The department employees work well together. Leadership is average at best

Company Image

People respect Marshall

Work-Life Balance

Flexible schedules

Career Development

Just need to be patient

Handicapped Accessibility

ADA compliant

Overall compensation for your work

Underpaid compared to similar universities

Inclusive / Diverse

Everyone's opinion is valued

Environmental Friendliness

Individual efforts but no company efforts

Workplace Safety

No unsafe conditions noted

Teamwork

A few politicians but most aren't

Attitude towards older colleagues

No issues noted

Support from management

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't

Office / Work Environment

Offices are cold. Thermostat centralized

Challenging Work

Many responsibilities but uncertain methods to achieve

Job Security

Layoffs are looming

Internal Communication

Never see the boss at the office. Usually learn new policies from coworkers

Gender Equality

Good numbers of female leaders

Freedom to work independently

Very little time required at the office

For faculty, the flexibility is the key asset to working here. It helps make up for the pay and the decreasing benefits

3.7
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Marshall University in Charleston, WV at the time of review.

What I like

The department coworkers are supportive of one another. The flexibility is the major benefit of working here. You work independently most of the time, so no one is breathing down your neck. There's a great deal of paid time off between the three semesters. Working summers adds to your pay, and is not counted as part of your contract. The South Charleston campus has free parking, and most people know one another.

What I dislike

Communication between administration and faculty or staff is poor at best. The IT department has more clout when it comes to the online Learning Management Software than the faculty who use have. Most decisions are top-down decisions. Budget cuts over the last few years have left those who remain doing more with less. Morale is low at the moment, due to the budget cuts.

Suggestions for improvement

More communication between administration and faculty or staff. Include faculty and staff in major decisions. Consider getting rid of Blackboard and using a more stable Learning Management Software. Decrease the time-consuming service requirements for promotion and tenure.


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I was improperly trained and suffered a severe injury on work hours.

1.8
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

What I like

Provided a line on my resume, though it has not earned me much.

What I dislike

Low-level employees were not paid enough, the faculty was not welcoming, the workload was far heavier than expected.

Suggestions for improvement

Better culture between employees and funding for training programs


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This is a great places to work. Amazing employees

4.9
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Marshall University in Huntington, WV at the time of review.

What I like

I needed help when in first started in the Bursar office. And the manager was wonderful helping me learn and train for the job.

What I dislike

None. This is an amazing place to work. With great training

Suggestions for improvement

None this is a very flexible company to work for. I was taking college classes at first and they worked around my school schedule


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I worked for a company that did not value the loyalty of its employees.

2.1
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Marshall University Research Corporation in Huntington, WV.

What I like

The only positive aspects of my job were the customers.

What I dislike

The hostile work environment that was allowed to continue even after reports from multiple staff members.

Suggestions for improvement

The upper management needed to be held accountable for the hostile work environment.


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I have a lot of autonomy and opportunity to create change. I feel my work is valued

3.8
Recommended
C-Suite / LeadershipWorked at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, CA at the time of review.

What I like

I have had opportunity to progress over the years and have been given increasing responsibility. I have been rewarded when I identify problems and constructive solutions

What I dislike

We have upper admins who are ultra critical. A path to more constructive criticism would be welcome

Suggestions for improvement

Working on ways to provide constructive feedback would be welcome


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It’s a great place to work. Very friendly and understanding

5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Marshall University in Huntington, WV at the time of review.

What I like

In my first year as coach of the speech and debate team with an entire squad of non-senior students my employer wished me well instead of pushing for top results.

What I dislike

There is not any part of my job that disapprove

Suggestions for improvement

At this time there are no changes except maybe a bigger team room


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Work is the easy part. Dealing with coworkers that want more power is hard part.

3.7
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EmployeeWorked at Marshall University in Huntington, WV at the time of review.

What I like

Customers are great to work with
Very stable jobs

What I dislike

There could be training on defusing situations with employees.

Suggestions for improvement

More training
COnflict resolution classes


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I have been working here at Marshall University for over 10 years.

3.6
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EmployeeWorked at Marshall University in Huntington, WV at the time of review.

What I like

It provides free tuition for employees children.

What I dislike

Paying for parking for employees who shouldn't have to pay.

Suggestions for improvement

New building and safer environment


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A great place to work. Very supportive!

4.6
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EmployeeWorked at Marshall University in Huntington, WV at the time of review.

What I like

Someone is always there to help when you have questions. It's a community inside a community.

What I dislike

Paying for parking, but they do make it really easybto deal with.

Suggestions for improvement

The hiring process was a nightmare. I would suggest figuring outba way to streamling that process.


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