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Arizona State University Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
399 Reviews

3.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great benefits package with medical insurance and retirement plan (in 17 reviews)

  • The work environment is very encouraging and the co-workers are very helpful (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • No performance based or cost of living raises (in 6 reviews)

  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    OKED

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Senior  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Senior in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Great work of people to work with. Lots of technologies to use and you never get board.

    Cons

    Upper management is uptight. They are willing to terminate without notice if you are not being as productive as they think you should be. They are not as laid back like the rest of the university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Taking people into consideration is always a plus. Treating people like an asset is not something that should be at the forefront of any management team.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lab Manger

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    Current Employee - Lab Manager  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    There is a discount for tuition.

    Cons

    They require a very high retirement contribution about 10% mandatory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great graduate programs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice weather, pools, palm trees, innovative, lively

    Cons

    Way too hot in the summer

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  5.  

    Great if you looking for a comfortable job with good benefits including tuition, low salary

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

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule, lots of sick leave, great benefits

    Cons

    No salary increases, lack of leadership in some departments, not completely up to date with technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely a higher-archey. Top managers don't speak to many staff below them.

  6.  

    Great, flexible student employment.

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

    Pros

    The schedules are very flexible and the management is always willing to work with you. Each position allows for professional and personal growth.

    Cons

    The workdays can be very slow, especially during summer and winter. You're also working on and off during the Arizona summer, so there's that/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was good, just worked for 2 weeks

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    Former Employee - Online Video Editor  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Online Video Editor in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Simplest on campus job, pays fairly well.

    Cons

    Sitting and looking at video gets boring if prolonged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Job guys.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Office Specialist Senior  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Office Specialist Senior in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, expectations clearly laid out, good place to study and work

    Cons

    some jobs at asu do not allow you to take classes at night or in the morning before coming in to work but for the most part they will help you go to school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more flexibility around classes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Academic tutor for one semester

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    Former Employee - Academic Tutor  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    I was a student tutor for business classes on the Tempe campus. It was a solid job with flexible hours and not a huge time commitment - perfect for a full time student. It's also great because you get paid while also brushing up on your academic knowledge.

    Cons

    It is very difficult for even the brightest students to remember enough information from previous classes to be able to tutor well. Unless the subject is a tutor's forte (like their major), many tutors struggle to help students in certain classes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be better training to help the tutors brush up on key knowledge in order to help students better. Management should enlist the help of teachers to put together study guides and quick facts sheets that the tutors can reference. It would also be good to update the tutors on what material is being covered each week in the core classes, so that they can prepare to help in those areas.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work as a student.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Close to local bar scene after work, always changing work with the growing university. Was great as a student since i was in and out between classes, my office was right between the buildings i frequently had classes

    Cons

    Parking isn't covered for employees, and even when you buy a pass it's not a promised spot unless you part super far away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more stuff on the walls really... blank white everything is boring and was the only down side to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Exciting research, vibrant environment, great faculties

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

    Pros

    BioDesign institue has some of the best facilities and equipment. The open set up of the labs really promotes interactions with other labs in sharing equipment and ideas. Great environment for learning, growing and trying innovative ideas

    Cons

    Though the benefits are amazing, the overall pay is low, mostly grant based funding, so jobs are not very stable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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