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Arizona State University Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
498 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.  

    Technology Assistant

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

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Part Time
    Easy going
    Global Initiatives-Meet People of different Background

    Cons

    Sometimes Requires Patients.
    Number of hours might be less

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent work atmosphere for anyone to start

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    Current Employee - Project Management Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Management Assistant in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    The people here are very experienced

    Cons

    you have loads to learn from more than 700 ongoing projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions must be made more frequent than it now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    LOVE it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    they understand life happens, tuition waiver, friendly people.

    Cons

    Pay is not soo great...they pay their employees less than community college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you can afford to pay your employees better

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great working enviornment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IOS Software Developer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - IOS Software Developer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    good learning curve
    great leadership and principles

    Cons

    Nothing much
    Gain experience on iOS

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Flexible hours, interesting projects, great faculty

    Cons

    So-so student research assistant pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Just a on-campus student job

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

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good for international students to find an on-campus job.

    Cons

    Not too much paid, but enough to cover some daily expenses

  8.  

    Stay away!

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    Former Employee - Senior EEO Consultant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior EEO Consultant in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Benefits low tuition thats all

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership with no hope for happiness!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and throw a huge retirement party for the old regime!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good job with great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    I was hired in a pretty entry level position, and quickly progressed to a higher-paying job with a better title. I worked here for seven years and was frequently offered opportunities to improve my skills and work through the ranks, from secretarial to grant management or project management. (I declined, wanting to focus my time on earning my degree and on parenting my two children.) Benefits are great, including great health insurance, retirement plan, and tuition waiver.

    Cons

    Communication between upper management and employees is not great, as with many large organizations. I was let go without a severance package of any kind, given three weeks' notice, after seven years of employment, when my boss decided he was leaving the University. I would have thought they would re-position me in a different department, but they let me go instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better inform employees of the decisions of management and of what changes are coming down the road.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Benefits are OK, pay is below market average

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    Former Employee - Systems Support Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Support Specialist in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Tuition waiver - was able to complete school for a fraction of the cost.

    Cons

    Pay is low - and they recently lowered the pay bands so new employees are even worse off. Departments do not communicate and collaborate well - different units in the same department have no knowledge of what the other is doing. Poor communication. There is no solid framework for how you are evaluated in your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay fair wages - I understand that it is non-profit org. but compared to other city/state jobs the pay is significantly lower. Let employees know how they will be evaluated and what they can do to grow and help the organization reach it's goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work if you need tuition benefits for yourself or your family

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    tuition benefits
    opportunities to move within the organization
    great environment with students

    Cons

    poor management in many departments
    long hours for exempt employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide management training for those promoted to leadership positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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