Arizona State University
3.7 of 5 372 reviews
www.asu.edu Tempe, AZ 5000+ Employees

Arizona State University Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.7 372 reviews

                             

66% Approve of the CEO

Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow

Michael M. Crow

(185 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
372 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The campus is also very beautiful and provides a positive work environment"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Good Work / Life Balance, but still need to come during weekends from time to time"
    in 9 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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    ASU postdoctoral research scientist

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Tempe, AZ

    Proslocation is good, have own time to do research,

    Constoo hot in the city

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tempe, AZ

    ProsOffice culture is good in ASU.

    ConsTime-off is little little difficult, but can be depending on the situation.

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    Student, working through undergraduate study

    Memorial Union-Building Manager (Current Employee)
    Tempe, AZ

    ProsIncredibly helpful and friendly staff and management
    Willing to work with employees' schedules.
    Promotion chances.
    Great campus
    Easy place to get comfortable with a new job.

    ConsLimited hours allowed per week, (only about 25).
    Can be disorganized sometimes when it comes to who job responsibilities.
    Limited potential for raises, starting at a $9.15 an hour and an increase of about .50 every 3-6 months.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Arizona State University is a very friendly and encouraging place to work, especially as a student.

    Peer Adviser Student Worker (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsAs a student employee they are lenient with work hours because they know you are a student first. Pay is very well, helps with student expenses such as books etc.

    ConsI do not have any complaints.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, a great place to work.

    Academic Success Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Tempe, AZ

    ProsGreat benefits and pay is good based on cost of living.

    ConsEnormous growth and continuous change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I loved working for my boss and learned a lot, however not all managers are the same.

    Specialist (Former Employee)
    Tempe, AZ

    ProsTuition waiver for employee and dependents. Opportunity to go to school at a fraction of the cost.

    ConsThe people that get promoted are not always the most qualified. To many managers move up because of politics vs. knowledge and those managers are very good at delegating - aka having others do the work for them, but are unable to train their employees or do the job themselves. However those same managers will quickly terminate an employee for failing to do the job. Managers abuse the exempt status, but expect their exempt employees to document every minute of their work schedule - many double standards. Managers constantly get raises, yet the employees don't due to budget cuts. I saw one manager get competitive salary raises 3x in 1.5 years yet the employees under her did not get a dime. Another manager went from $36,000 a year to earning over $67,000 a year in the course of 6 years. Managers are very good a promoting themselves or finding money in the budget to give themselves raises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers do you job - if you are getting paid to work 40 hours a week don't abuse the exempt status, by only working 30 hours, yet forcing your exempt employees to document every hour they are out. They too have the same exempt status and if you have flexible schedules then allow it for your employees - and learn your job so that you can train your employees

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    Graduate Assistant at ASU

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Tempe, AZ

    ProsThe campus is beautiful, the cost of living is low, and there are many activities to do outdoors. ASU has very good information and support for employees.

    ConsThe problem is that ASU is VERY big university, so it really matters where, with what department and with whom you work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo care less about the image of ASU.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Entirely Motivational

    Student Worker III (Current Employee)
    Tempe, AZ

    ProsIt's difficult finding a job that fits with a full time student's class schedule. Usually, staff is flexible with this, and accommodating to already stressed student employees.

    ConsAs a New American University, ASU does a good job at one thing: telling us that it's a New American University. However, even if that were argued to be true, it's at the cost of job satisfaction. As a lower-level employee, one is subject to a pay level frozen at just above minimum wage. Makes sense for a student trying to make ends meet amid a educational experience that becomes more of a burden of debt than it is worth, right?

    Advice to Senior ManagementStudent workers are the lifeblood to many employee programs that involve daily tasks. Why not compensate them as well as tenured staff that sit on full benefits and salary at half the effort?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful and knowledgeable professors

    Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Tempe, AZ

    ProsTo learn in a good institution

    Conslack of advice
    run like a buisness, rather than an institution

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Academic Tutor at ASU

    Academic Tutor (Current Employee)
    Tempe, AZ

    Proswell paid work experience during school

    Constoo much hassle to tutor az kids

    Advice to Senior Managementdiversify more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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