CAL POLY

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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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4.1 62 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

CAL POLY President Jeffrey D. Armstrong

Jeffrey D. Armstrong

(18 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy job, laid back managers, decent pay (in 3 reviews)

  • Extremely flexible hours/vacation time (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is what you make of it (in 3 reviews)

  • Minimum wage, raises start after 250 hours and are capped at (in 3 reviews)

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    4 stars for Cal Poly, 1 star for working for Campus Dining

    Employee (Former Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    ProsFree meal with every shift and you get to meet some pretty cool people when there's a lull in service

    ConsOne of the managers is the worst person to deal with, ever. My very first shift (4 hours) and she wouldn't let me take a single break or use my meal. She'll tell you what to do but not how to do it so you're on your own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo the one manager who cannot lead: What are you in a hurry for? When you're not barking orders, all you do is stand around looking for something to complain about.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cal Poly can be a good option for students looking for work experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMy supervisors were kind, competent, and willing to share their knowledge. Flexible hours and relaxed atmosphere. Fair compensation. There are chances to gain new experience and grow, if you look in the right places.

    ConsLarge organization that can feel slow-moving at times. Legacy systems with a lot of history where the purpose is sometimes unclear. Some departments seem disconnected or untrusting of each other. Be prepared to regulate your own performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to increase communication and trust between departments. Encourage individuals to express what would make their work more meaningful. Give them the chance to move towards this. Create processes to support change in ways that feel natural.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great education, great campus. I work at Village Market in Poly Canyon Village

    Crew Lead - Village Market (Current Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    Pros-Easygoing
    -Fun environment; most of my coworkers and I are pretty like-minded, so we gel really well
    -Great supervisor

    Cons-Can get very slow at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Demanding but very rewarding

    Web Offset Production Manager (Current Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    ProsGet hands on experience with industry machines and leaders as professors. It's a great position to gain experience and feel satisfied about the work you do.

    ConsDemanding and low compensation, not a lot of room to grow due to the nature of a college position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward your employees, encourage them to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Teaching Associate

    Teaching Associate (Current Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    ProsSchedule convenience, impact on undergraduate students while in graduate school.

    ConsThe department could be more involved in ensuring learning objectives are being achieved through the class activities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCloser attention to students progress and feedback would help the learning experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Instructional Student Assistant Grading

    Student Assistant (Current Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    ProsIndependent hours so very flexible work environment. Additionally, work is typically easy for all majors since professors usually give guidelines in how to grade. Pay is reasonable and above minimum wage for what needs to be done.

    ConsPay is inconsistent since you may have different grading loads every week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at the El Corral bookstore was a great experience.

    Customer Service (Former Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    ProsFlexible, great hours, networking, free books, discounts on gear, etc.

    ConsWent a little too corporate at the end and didn't really have the Cal Poly spirit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to El Corral.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    An easy job that was easy to get

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslots of money with little work

    Consnot so much money with too much work

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    Made me a leader

    Resident Advisor (Former Employee) Pomona, CA

    ProsMany opportunities for leadership growth

    ConsHousing can be a pain sometimes, but friendly staff

    Advice to Senior Managementgive stipends to RAs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    ProsGreat work opportunities. Beautiful location. Friendly people.

    ConsNot huge opportunity for growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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