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  • CAL POLY update
    15 days ago

    This year Cal Poly has been selected as one of the seventeen universities to compete in the Solar Decathlon, a collegiate competition in which colleges from across the country design, create, and build functional net zero homes. The competition will be held from October 8th through the 18th. To learn more about the project, visit

    We Are Solar Cal Poly

    The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition in which 17 universities across the nation form teams to create and build functional net zero homes. The competition is judged on efficiency, cost, overall aesthetic, consumer appeal, and communication. Cal Poly was selected as a candidate to enter the competition this year, which will be held in October 2015.

  • CAL POLY update
    15 days ago

    We're Hiring! Visit the Cal Poly Jobs website for the complete listing of staff and management vacancies. To apply, go online and complete the application form. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236.



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    Ability to do homework during a shift.


    Slow times and lack of training initially.

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at CAL POLY.


    The process just to find out how my initial interviews went was a joke. It took six people over two months just to make a decision on whether or not to proceed. Perhaps the people that are there now in a management capacity have been there too long??? Not sure but I know this, they can't compete for top talent with the hiring process they have today. (and to blame it on the California State University System is comical)

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    The process was so bad that I can't see being happy working there, the money was low and the people seemed fairly unimpressive.

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

Additional Info

Headquarters San Luis Obispo, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1940
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 ... More

Mission: At Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

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