Arizona State University Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
406 Reviews

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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.  

    review of ASU

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good education, active leadership, tremendous amounts of opportunities for growth. This university will make you work for it, but at the end it will all pay off during the job hunt.

    Cons

    too many students for too few faculty. the campus is always full of students and it can be hard to get around and get to places on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more quality instructors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great working experience as part-time student worker

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

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

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule
    -Significantly good pay scale for student workers
    -Lots of openings available for students to support school expenses
    -Variety of opportunities ranging from desk assistants to programmers to researchers
    They have a dedicated site for student jobs where you can filter by category and pay scale. You can also search by keywords to find jobs that match your skills. The hiring system is completely online and thus transparent. Most of the students get one or other part-time position to get them through school which is really good.

    Cons

    None to be pointed out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Forward Thinking University

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time

    Pros

    The university works really hard to be innovative and cutting edge.
    The hire from within a lot, which can be good if you want to stay.

    Cons

    The downside to this is that sometimes things are so fast moving, people can get lost in the shuffle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Make the most of your teaching experience. Students are fantastic.

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    Current Employee - Faculty Adjunct  in  Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Faculty Adjunct in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    On line courses are editable you are completely in control of your course and Instructional Designer is available to assist.

    Cons

    Do not encourage or support adjuncts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OKED

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

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

    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
  7.  

    Lab Manger

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

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a discount for tuition.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great graduate programs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Nice weather, pools, palm trees, innovative, lively

    Cons

    Way too hot in the summer

  9.  

    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

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time for more than 5 years

    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.

  10.  

    Great research institution but they are money-hungry bastards.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, but it seems that they do not care so much about work injuries pertaining to office ergonomics.

    Cons

    Work-life balance was terrible for me. My research professor made me work Christmas and Christmas Eve. Always called with last minute dead line demands for his proposals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your relations with your RAs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A mediocre place to work

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

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable government employment, a university environment

    Cons

    poor pay, little chance for advancement, heavy handed top-down management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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