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Arizona State University Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
471 Reviews
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Pros
  • great benefits package with medical insurance and retirement plan (in 20 reviews)

  • The program I worked for had a great work environment (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • No performance based or cost of living raises (in 7 reviews)

  • There seems to be very limited room for advancement as most jobs appear to be on the Tempe Campus (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arizona State University, AZ
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arizona State University, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice Research going in Data Mining and Machine Learning

    Cons

    Its difficult to find courses towards the research work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more courses in the field of Data Mining and Machine Learning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The New Student Orientation Office has a great atmosphere around it.

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    Current Employee - Student Orientation Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Student Orientation Leader in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - A great balance of casual and professional
    - Works around class schedules. You're a student first and they respect that.
    - They want you to succeed at your job, so they help you whenever they can.

    Cons

    I've worked here for a year now, and I still can't think of any cons. Even having to wake up at 5 am isn't that bad because I love this job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It is a nice place if you work as researcher here. Among different school, resources are good.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    New professors are still coming, brings new funding and opportunity.

    Cons

    It is too hot in Arizona

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A bit stale

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly
    Quite Comfortable
    Community Feel
    Relaxed most of the time
    and Fun!

    Cons

    Slow Paced
    Cyclical
    Non-innovative
    Stale
    Poor mid-level management in some Depts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some fresh new minds

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Many quality faculty and staff; morale from outsourcing and years of frozen wages make for challenging climate

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had some incredible colleagues - very professional, collegial, mentoring, and top rate teachers and scholars. I also had some very difficult colleagues whose behavior toward staff, one another and even junior faculty was beyond the pale.

    Cons

    Central administration is in constant flux - high degree of turnover esp in CLAS; little connection to faculty and staff needs or concerns from central administration. Salary is basically flatlined. Over the years, many changes in benefits for same-sex partners, or opp-sex partners / spouses - when benefits start, when you are getting retirement, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people, management issues.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University

    Pros

    College environment. Low pressure.

    Cons

    Low salary. Low growth opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Benefits and Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Career Coach in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Career Coach in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, awesome sense of community. It depends on what college you work for but I really enjoy working at ASU.

    Cons

    Low salary, limited growth opportunites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Student helper

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A fantastic work environment. You are treated very well and the hour are very flexible. The experience is one that everyone can bring to any field.

    Cons

    The professor is your boss and you really have to stick to what they say. There is not much room for discussion as far as the way things are run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employee have a little more say in management. Although we are not the boss, our ideas are fresh and could assist in more ways then one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best place to work.

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    Current Employee - Tech Consultant in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Tech Consultant in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, Excellent University, Get to meet people from different cultural background. Good pay. Low Arizona taxes is a good thing and the cost of living in Tempe AZ is pretty low.

    Cons

    The weather gets really bad up here during summer. More than 100 degrees every day. Parking is also a big problem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It all depends on your school

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    Former Employee - Assistant to Director in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant to Director in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, laid back atmosphere, flexible work schedule. Always something going on. Lots of training and resources.

    Cons

    Some really awesome people. Some not so much. Some people really enjoy what they do, others are miserable. Parking is expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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