CAL POLY Reviews

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CAL POLY President Jeffrey D. Armstrong
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAL POLY


    Great community of students. Many resources to utilize to facilitate activities. Good co-advisors.


    After midnight rounds are lengthy and the fact that advisors must walk at midnight and 2 am to secure perimeters on weekend days.

CAL POLY Interviews

Updated Jan 15, 2015
Updated Jan 15, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Director of Recruiting Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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)

    Interview Questions
    • None, the interview questions were canned and read from a script.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

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

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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

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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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