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Arizona State University Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
494 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great benefits package with medical insurance and retirement plan (in 20 reviews)

  • The program I worked for had a great work environment (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • No performance based or cost of living raises (in 7 reviews)

  • There seems to be very limited room for advancement as most jobs appear to be on the Tempe Campus (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Benefits are OK, pay is below market average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Support Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Support Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tuition waiver - was able to complete school for a fraction of the cost.

    Cons

    Pay is low - and they recently lowered the pay bands so new employees are even worse off. Departments do not communicate and collaborate well - different units in the same department have no knowledge of what the other is doing. Poor communication. There is no solid framework for how you are evaluated in your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay fair wages - I understand that it is non-profit org. but compared to other city/state jobs the pay is significantly lower. Let employees know how they will be evaluated and what they can do to grow and help the organization reach it's goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    ASU has a long way to become a top university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    They over train you for the lower level jobs but that is not necessarily true for the higher levels.
    Lively and active campus.

    Cons

    They have low expectations from students.
    Double standards.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Computer Science Tutor

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    Current Employee - Computer Science Tutor in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Computer Science Tutor in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly flexible with schedules.
    Get to help people. Can sometimes be a rewarding feeling.

    Cons

    Can get very hectic.
    No parking.
    Can meet some unappreciative people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better system to handle busy days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Working for ASU Safety Escort was a fun job, but limited pay and hours.

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    Former Employee - Safety Escort Service in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Safety Escort Service in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cool people to work with, nothing is taken too seriously

    Cons

    The hours are pretty bad, and you will not get a raise. They also capped us at 20 hours a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    research associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Many new building and equipment. Dynamic and young school.

    Cons

    Administration is sometimes bureaucratic. Not many convenience for grad students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    ASU has a cut throat research funding practice

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Innovation is not just a fancy word. Everyone believes in it and acts on the belief.

    Cons

    - New research projects are short lived and the emphasis is not on the student.

  8.  

    The pay is fair for the job, but processing paperwork takes entirely too long, making progress slow.

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    Current Employee - Instructional Aide in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Instructional Aide in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and convenient location

    Cons

    I never know when I'm working until about two days before

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize your HR department better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good university, but overly bureaucratic.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    For an instructor, ASU has good resources and excellent teaching facilities. Online support is available through Blackboard and support is available for problems with technical issues.

    Cons

    ASU is an increasingly large and bureaucratic institution. Instruction is increasingly accomplished by adjuncts who are not well-compensated. Though I appreciate ASU's attempt to open the doors to many students, they are often ill-prepared for college level work.

  10.  

    Grad Student Labor

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and ability to work from home, gaining experience that enhances your resume and skill set

    Cons

    Unrealistic demands from employers, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation and opportunities for professional development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Many quality faculty and staff; morale from outsourcing and years of frozen wages make for challenging climate

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had some incredible colleagues - very professional, collegial, mentoring, and top rate teachers and scholars. I also had some very difficult colleagues whose behavior toward staff, one another and even junior faculty was beyond the pale.

    Cons

    Central administration is in constant flux - high degree of turnover esp in CLAS; little connection to faculty and staff needs or concerns from central administration. Salary is basically flatlined. Over the years, many changes in benefits for same-sex partners, or opp-sex partners / spouses - when benefits start, when you are getting retirement, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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