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AU employees are happy to work, according to a recent study

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By: Dorothy Sherman

AUBURN, AL - If you don't enjoy your job maybe you should consider working for Auburn University. 
According to a recent study by careerbliss.com Auburn University employees are among the happiest university employees to work

"The student environment is great.  It makes me feel young," Lisa Allen, who works at Auburn University's Tiger Card office, said.

The website looked at thousands of reviews sent in from university employees.  And, though the study found Auburn as one of the lowest paid in the study's top 10, Auburn University overall scored 4.4 out of 5.0, taking the top spot as happy employees.  This is not surprising news to a few Auburn employees.

"It's a friendly place its a place where you can speak and talk with your collogues about anything that is going on, and it's a wonderful place to be productive and better promote this great institution that is Auburn University," Kurt Sasser, Director of Development at Auburn University Student Affairs Division, said.

According to the website many Auburn employees say pros to working at the university include it's diversity and family like atmosphere.

"It feels like when you come to work your interacting with people that care about you and care about this place and that's a really great feeling," Glenn Loughridge, Director of AU Campus Dining, said.

Loughridge graduated from Auburn University, and said getting to work for the university is a dream come true.

"I think the Auburn community is a welcoming one, and that's why I wanted to come back here to work," Loughridge said.

There are some cons with working at Auburn University.  According to the study some employees say there's no room for advancement.  NBC-38 spoke with a few employees who said parking is often a complaint.

Other universities to make the list include Carnegie Mellon University, Texas Tech University, University of Houston, and University of Wisconsin all fall under Auburn.

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