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Reviews for The University of Southern Mississippi

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.64
Support from management
3.50
Teamwork
3.57
Freedom to work independently
3.50
Internal Communication
3.21
Office / Work Environment
3.93
Environmental Friendliness
3.79
Work-Life Balance
3.43
Challenging Work
3.50
Inclusive / Diverse
3.43

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.36
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.43
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.86
Company Image
3.93
Job Security
3.43
Handicapped Accessibility
3.93
Workplace Safety
3.86
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 14 reviews Parking in 3 of 14 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 5 of 14 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 2 of 14 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 14 reviews Desirable office location in 2 of 14 reviews Tuition assistance in 11 of 14 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 14 reviews 401(k) Match in 5 of 14 reviews Flexible spending account in 3 of 14 reviews Paid time off in 9 of 14 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 10 of 14 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 6 of 14 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 4 of 14 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 7 of 14 reviews Employee discounts in 3 of 14 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 14 reviews Employee events in 5 of 14 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 5 of 14 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 2 of 14 reviews
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  • 14.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I do not have any suggestions for improvement at this time.

What I like about the company

Earned leave and Holiday vacations are great.

What I dislike about the company

Employees are charged an annual fee for a parking permit for their vehicles.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
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
3.00
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
  • Company
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • 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
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  • 14.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More open better communication

What I like about the company

It’s well rounded and my office makes it fun and steady

What I dislike about the company

The insider promotion and lack of positive feedback

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I still believe that we could do a better job with INTRA-community communication when it comes to policy and procedures, changes, etc.

What I like about the company

I have had wonderful health benefits and time off when I needed to have surgeries. I've also been able to accrue time off in order to take vacations and spend time with my family during times of need. The retirement plan is also outstanding!

What I dislike about the company

I do believe that we could do a better job about having comparable pay in regards to what other institutions pay.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 03.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Not sure what improvement is needed. Maybe they should look into stuff before they make changes.

What I like about the company

Love the people I work with. Always room to move up. Great teamwork and you never lose your time off. Will have state retirement and ss one day. Been there fir 17 years and still enjoy my work and people I work with and for.

What I dislike about the company

There isnt really anything. May e that some departments payvtheir people more than others

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
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
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • A lot of USM's problems are due to the constant cuts at the state level, of which USM has very little control over. In my opinion, USM needs to prioritize their employees and focus on education instead of sports like football.

What I like about the company

Working at USM makes me feel like I'm adding something good to society.

What I dislike about the company

The pay is very low. Some of that is probably due to the location of the university, but a job seeker could find much higher pay just a short drive away in New Orleans or Jackson.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
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
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 09.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better pay and better communication

What I like about the company

I enjoy having my own office and having the freedom to come and go as I please

What I dislike about the company

Unfair pay for women regardless of experience or education

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered
  • 17.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Free parking, professional development and employess forums.

What I like about the company

You can take two classes free each semester.

What I dislike about the company

Organizational culture does not consider what is best for employees.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • It has all been said and no one seems to care so I don't know that repeating it really matters much.

What I like about the company

I enjoy being able to work with young people and help them see what their strengths are, what the future holds for them.

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes we are not as supportive of our own as I feel we should be. We don't listen to our own employees and value their opinions and experiences as much as those of outsiders.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • 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
  • 08.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Not so much to pay for parking. Should not be that high

What I like about the company

Great place to work If you can find a job in any office you will love it

What I dislike about the company

There is really not much. Maybe more communication

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • 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 Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Maybe some investment options for employees

What I like about the company

Faculty and staff always happy to help and provide for students and employees. It is a place open to knowledge and new ideas from professionals and students as well

What I dislike about the company

I think the company is doing very well as is

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
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
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

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 Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The University of Southern Mississippi
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Temporary

The following perks were offered to me

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