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CAL POLY Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
29 Reviews
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29 Reviews
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CAL POLY President Jeffrey D. Armstrong
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29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Extremely flexible hours/vacation time (in 4 reviews)

  • Cal Poly is a great place to work (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Of course, when you're just a student assistant, you make minimum wage (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good for a full time student..

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL POLY

    Pros

    There is flexible time scheduling, just enough hours to get good money on the side while being a full time student

    Cons

    Not many. There is only one position so you can only grade for more people if you want more hours but they are capped by the university eventually.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Caller in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Student Caller in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment with an awesome group of co-workers. It is great for a student who is looking to work part-time while going to school.

    Cons

    The pay could have been better. Parking was difficult sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I worked as a Technician Assistant for the Civil Engineering Department

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - IT Support Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling which was great for a full-time student. Gained a lot of hands-on experience working with heavy machinery and welding projects. Great for engineering students to get their hands dirty while making some cash.

    Cons

    The pay was decent but there are other campus jobs which had better benefits and pay such as tutoring and note-taking.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start for an intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Developer in Cal Poly SLO, CA
    Current Employee - Mobile Developer in Cal Poly SLO, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY

    Pros

    Nice friendly folks at work. Flexible hours. This is a great place to build your work experience.

    Cons

    Some day it is hot because it's SLO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Professor in College of Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Professor in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Best work/life balance of any job imaginable
    - Beautiful setting
    - Set our own goals and career objective
    - low pressure

    Cons

    - salary not comparable to industry job
    - expensive cost of living in SLO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MERIT pay increases. It's how the world works (well, the part that works anyway).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Technically challenging, great work environment and fun coworkers and management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Improve your computing technical knowledge

    Cons

    At first there was a steel learning curve, but plenty of coworkers to help out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Priority Registration for the student workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great job to have as a student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    --very flexible with student schedules
    --fun environment
    --nice to stay on campus

    Cons

    --logging hour process each month is annoying

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Accommodating to part-time students!

    Former Employee - Student IT Tech in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Student IT Tech in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours as a student worker; classes come first, then work.

    Awesome boss in the media distribution services department.

    Cons

    Couldn't work during class hours, so it was either pre-dawn or post-dusk hours. Flexible, but not ideal.

    The MDS office is in a pretty old basement. It gets dusty down there.

  10.  

    Amazing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAL POLY

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely nice and I got to work on a wide variety of projects. The area is beautiful and so are the people that inhabit this wonderful place.

    Cons

    Not many downsides, besides the lack of diversity. The area is generally white and lacks culture that can be found in places like Berkeley or San Francisco.

  11.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tutor in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great weather, healthy youthful environment, and intellectually challenging.

    Cons

    Small regional economy. Bring your own job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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