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Reviews for Tarleton State University

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.89
Support from management
3.67
Teamwork
3.22
Freedom to work independently
3.89
Internal Communication
3.11
Office / Work Environment
4.22
Environmental Friendliness
3.33
Work-Life Balance
3.67
Challenging Work
4.22
Inclusive / Diverse
3.44

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.67
Career Development
3.89
Overall compensation for your work
3.11
Company Image
4.56
Job Security
3.78
Handicapped Accessibility
4.44
Workplace Safety
4.22
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 9 reviews Parking in 4 of 9 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 2 of 9 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location Tuition assistance in 3 of 9 reviews No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match Flexible spending account in 3 of 9 reviews Paid time off in 5 of 9 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 7 of 9 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 5 of 9 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 1 of 9 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 5 of 9 reviews Employee discounts in 2 of 9 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 2 of 9 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 3 of 9 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 9 reviews
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Company Culture

It was better before our new chair took over. Now moral is really low and everyone is tense and angry.

Support from management

Mostly.

Teamwork

It's ok. It was better before the new chair.

Freedom to work independently

This is a big problem with our new chair. She is micromanaging really dumb things.

Internal Communication

Ha.

Gender Equality

This aspect is good.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I think this is ok.

Career Development

As adjunct, you never know.

Overall compensation for your work

The situation is bigger than just Tarleton.

Office / Work Environment

It's ok. They got rid of all the skylights and windows in a remodel and that sucks.

Environmental Friendliness

Eh

Work-Life Balance

They try, but everyone is overworked.

Company Image

I was more so before the new chair.

Job Security

Not at all. Major source of stress.

Workplace Safety

Usually fine.

Challenging Work

Teaching is always challenging.

Inclusive / Diverse

They try, but the community is rough on minorities.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Replace our chair. Windows in our building and being able to hire some of the adjuncts as full time would help.

What I like about the company

The university tries to keep the employees happy. Before the new chair, it was great and super positive.

What I dislike about the company

Why is our chair allowed to police the faculty like they are children and tell the staff to be watch dogs and catch us if we use tape on the wall? In what universe does that work? Why doesn't she spend time writing grants to get us more money, or work to make things better for us? She is ruining what used to be a great gig.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Tarleton State University
  • City
    Stephenville
  • 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
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Consider promoting people who do not hold a TSU degree.

What I like about the company

I liked the students. I felt that management was ill-equipped to lead the program as they themselves were not properly trained.

What I dislike about the company

I believe TSU has to get much better about realizing how frequently they promote TSU slums and how they discredit those who hold degrees from other institutions. It’s honestly embarrassing.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Tarleton State University
  • City
    Waco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Train managers- especially outreach managers.

What I like about the company

So this is hard...I guess the people I worked with day-to-day were great.

What I dislike about the company

Train your managers to be leaders- particularly at the outreach campus. There needs to be significant oversight as discrimination is badly taking place- particularly in Waco.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Tarleton State University
  • City
    Waco
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 19.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The culture is good. Some things are outdated and the company could do with better promotional activities.

What I like about the company

There was a sense of friendship and lose working relationships in the company

What I dislike about the company

There is very little parking space or communication between departments

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Tuition assistance is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Tarleton State University
  • City
    Stephenville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 08.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More help in administrative offices as well as more space

What I like about the company

I feel appreciated for the work that I do

What I dislike about the company

Some people aren’t held to the same accountability as others

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

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
    Tarleton State University
  • City
    Stephenville
  • 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 events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Constant feedback involving staff would be a nice improvement.

What I like about the company

The environment surrounding me is positive and provides a safe facility. I am happy to say that the college provides ample materials to engage students and faculty alike.

What I dislike about the company

Communication is lacking on campus. I feel constantly left out of the loop regarding feedback and plans.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Tarleton State University
  • City
    Stephenville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Bring back some of the dying traditions; keep the others alive. Continue being "family" no matter HOW BIG TSU grows! Continue to make the students feel like PEOPLE and NOT just a NUMBER in the SYSTEM! Do NOT forget your Agricultural roots! Do NOT forget who John Tarleton was and WHY he started John Tarleton AGRICULTURAL College!

What I like about the company

I attended and was employed by Tarleton State University (TSU) for 6.5 yrs as I attended school there. I was a Residential Leader for two years during undergrad; during that time I had more than 200 freshmen in my care and under my direct supervision.
After earning my Bachelors degree, I applied for the Masters program as well as a Graduate Assistant position in the student counseling center. As I continued my course of study in mental health counseling and equine therapy, I applied and was hired for the Graduate Assistant position at the school farm working with students and equine as their therapy animals.
TSU is a wonderful school with many opportunities for education and employment. TSU is small enough to still care, and yet big enough to make a difference in Texas and elsewhere.

What I dislike about the company

Tarleton State University (TSU) started as an Agricultural College in 1899 and joined the Texas A&M System in 1917. Sadly, over the years, especially the last ten, the school has "lost" some of it's traditions, especially the Agricultural side of things.
In my 6.5 years there I witnessed the Ag Dept become more of the "red-headed-step-child". We were overlooked, forgotten about, and looked down on. Perhaps that is because the "farm" is a few miles away from main campus... Perhaps Ag students and Cowboys are "rednecks", perhaps Ag work is NOT football... Total conjecture on my part, but it IS what I witnessed while attending there and working for TSU/Texas A&M System.
That being said, I am STILL a Tarleton Texan. I will uphold tradition, will recommend TSU to others and when the time comes, encourage my children to attend there.
My sister attended TSU. I met my husband at TSU; his parents met each other there, AND he is third generation Tarleton Texan. Our family BLEEDS Tarleton Purple!

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Tarleton State University
  • City
    Stephenville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More flexible hours other than 8 - 5 and more comparable salaries

What I like about the company

Tarleton is all about family and when I had to be out for medical reasons the staff was constantly checking in on me.

What I dislike about the company

The compensation and pay could be better. Salaries are not comparable to industry

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Tarleton State University
  • City
    Stephenville
  • 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 Fitness center on site is offered
  • 19.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I can not think of anything else that would need to change at this time.

What I like about the company

I enjoy the close parking that I receive. I would like to have a few more perks at my job, like tuition compensation or discounted tuition.

What I dislike about the company

I do not appreciate having to pay more than the students to park in order to go to my job.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Tarleton State University
  • City
    Stephenville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered