San Jose State Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits; has some strong concentrations (engineering, business, etc) (in 6 reviews)

  • Wonderful in environment to work in with like minded people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • State budget cuts really cut down on classes (in 5 reviews)

  • Low pay compared with other Silicon Valley industries(even compared to other educational institutions like k-12 and community colleges) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. San Jose State University

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Identity & Information Security Administrator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Identity & Information Security Administrator in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great! Retirement is great! Work hours are not extreme and typically they want employees to balance work with their personal lives.

    Cons

    Pay is close to half of what you would get in industry! This is the number issue with state jobs, in additional, state jobs are the least paid in comparison to federal and city.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to pay self-motivated employees more, so that they don't leave.


  2. SJSU

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State full-time

    Pros

    It is a good university

    Cons

    Courses are less for networking


  3. instrcutor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work with students that really care about study. Extensive choice of classes with experienced instructors

    Cons

    low pay and difficult to find parking

    Advice to Management

    raise pay to avoid talent drain


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  5. Teaching Associate

    Former Employee - Teaching Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Teaching Associate in San Jose, CA

    I worked at San Jose State part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It has been an great experience working at San Jose State University. I had my communication skill improved a lot. I know better how to organize my opinion and express it clearly and efficiently.

    Cons

    Parking lot is always crowded when I worked at San Jose State University. There is no other disadvantages working at San Jose State University.


  6. Gain valuable experience as designer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Gained experience in graphic design while having the flexibility to change my schedule when class projects were too hectic. Great community of faculty and staff members, as well as students.

    Cons

    There honestly weren't many cons about working for San Jose State. The thing I wish I could change was the amount of hours I worked, but the budget didn't really accommodate.


  7. Instructional Student Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The time could be very flexible. And the working environment here is very comfortable. I like the university culture here.

    Cons

    The management is kind of messy. As an assistant, you may have students who come from different professors' classes, and they are in different progress.


  8. Laid back

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job is in a convenient location if you live on campus. Also it is really easy work.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Theres very few hours available because there is a lot of staff. Maybe 5-8 hours a week


  9. Working as an ISA

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at San Jose State part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    teach college students basic concepts of embedded circuit elements, balanced work, great exposure to different aspects of the given problem statement

    Cons

    students should pay attention in the class

    Advice to Management

    explain the homework and what they would achieve/understand from the results


  10. Teaching Assistant in Chemistry Masters Program.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at San Jose State as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays the bills and TUITION!

    Cons

    Good support from lab coordinators, but not department HR. Felt like HR in department had it out for the TAs.

    Advice to Management

    TAs are unexperienced, please have patience and help us grow in a different way than you were. Feels like HR dislikes working with TAs.


  11. SJSU box office

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Box Office Ticket Seller in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Box Office Ticket Seller in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good hrs, good coworkers, easy job

    Cons

    sometimes you dont have anything to do

    Advice to Management

    keep it up



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