CAL POLY Reviews

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    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 for more than 3 years


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

    Awesome boss in the media distribution services department.


    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.

CAL POLY Interviews

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014

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    Administrative Support Coordinator II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at CAL POLY in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received a call for an interview about 6 weeks after I applied but a week after review date. Interviewed with a panel of 4 people. I was asked 12 questions total including if I had any questions for the panel. The panel had to follow a script and could only ask follow up questions on the answers I gave. I was given a second interview 2 weeks after the first round. 2nd interviews were with the same panel. I did not hear back for weeks after the 2nd round even after attempting contact with the department.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you prioritize your work? What is your experience with technology? Scenario question that involved what I would do in a situation with a deadline and students needing help at the same time.   View Answer
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CAL POLY Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010

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Headquarters San Luis Obispo, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1901
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Cal Poly students have more than one option, actually they have many. More formally known as California Polytechnic State University, the school offers more than 65 undergraduate degree programs, almost 30 master's programs, and one doctoral program. Founded in 1901, it offers courses in agriculture, architecture and environmental design, business, education, engineering, liberal arts, and science and mathematics. More than 19,000 students attend the university, which also is one of the largest land-holding schools in the California State University System. The... More

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