Arizona State University Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow
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Pros
  • good work environment, great benefits (in 20 reviews)

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

Cons
  • No raises or cost of living adjustments (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. Biodesign

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist
    Former Employee - Scientist

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging, Huge group of diverse scientists. Innovative research

    Cons

    Depends upon the group which you join. The group I was in was Eng group with high flying director. Unfortunately, the leadership of her was not upto par.

    Advice to Management

    The director needs to learn basic skills in management. She wont talk to anyone else except her trusted lieutenants.


  2. Faculty Associate, Aviation Labs

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    Former Employee - Faculty Associate, Part-time in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Faculty Associate, Part-time in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good experience. The professors I worked with were both outstanding, giving me all the teaching material and assistance I needed. I had been warned the Students might be easily distracted and apathetic, but I found they responded well when challenged and were very enjoyable and intelligent.The chair of the department was very open, supportive, and progressive. Staff and other faculty were friendly and pleasant.

    Cons

    Had to pay for parking permit which was expensive. Commute to and from the Polytechnic Campus added to expenses. Due to State education cuts, my salary was cut in half from the previous semester and any chances of additional duties crashed. Surprising but understandable.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. Can be good depending on where you are.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arizona State University

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

    Pros

    Great location, excellent facilities and great opportunities for networking. Excellent customer service in practically every department. If you can find the right people they will do everything in their power to help resolve issues.

    Cons

    Safety culture for laboratory work is very dependent upon the lab you are in. It is up to the PI to maintain a safe environment and report concerns. Further up within the university reporting is not encouraged, resulting in poor conditions and unresolved problems in many cases.

    Advice to Management

    Don't discourage reporting of safety concerns. Finding violations means that you are conducting safety inspections and correcting problems--this should not be viewed as a problem!


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  5. Lecturer

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning company, with great people

    Cons

    Administrative silos creating communication problems and chaos.


  6. graduate assist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    its good to have a job while being a student

    Cons

    the money is just for food and rent

    Advice to Management

    minimum wage is not enough to support


  7. Adjunct Professor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great students, and great atmosphere. Everyday in class was enjoyable and you are able to get a lot of support from the TA's that you are able to hire. It was a lot of fun!

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the expertise, responsibility and position held. No parking benefits for faculty and the parking is pretty pricey to get a semester pass. The campus is very large and you have to walk great distances to get to your classes on time to teach, if you can not find a park close to your building.


  8. good university

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arizona State University

    Pros

    a fast growing environment, beautiful campus, good location

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than most of other places.

    Advice to Management

    I guess they are doing their job relatively well.


  9. Hayden Library, ILL Student Aide

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The office is very laid back, and very understanding of student time constraints. At the beginning of each semester, students submit available hours and number of hours they want per week, the schedule is made based on these and remains in place throughout the semester unless changes are requested.

    Cons

    The work is largely repetitive and boring, and the office is underground, windowless, and without natural light, making time there rather oppressive.


  10. Undergraduate Researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work difficulty is variable depending on the level of involvement with various projects. Generally good experience with mentor and other researchers.

    Cons

    Management was late in setting up my profile for work. I had to go through quite a number of loops and jumps in order to have everything set up. By the time everything was set up, a month had passed.


  11. Tech Support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hands off management and the workload isn't bad. Free tuition for employees and a steep discount for their kids is a plus if you want it. For the most part, the customer base is great to work for and with.

    Cons

    The pay absolutely stinks, no money to get the tools needed to do the job right and the investment in technology in general could be better as some schools use computers and technology over 10 years old on instrumentation that should have been upgraded long ago.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people better and you'll be able to attract better talent or talent in general. Instead of paying the Clintons half a million dollars for a few days of glad handing, put the money back in the school.



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