Arizona State University Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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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. Satisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Access to softwares libraries and labs

    Cons

    Nothing to say about this

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great experience with flexible hours. I was able to work my own schedule.

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    Former Employee - Grader in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Grader in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    I was able to do the job remotely from home.
    Made good relationships with some of the professors.
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    After each semester I had to be rehired for the same class/position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Doing teaching assistant job here. Work load is ok. Weeks during midterms and finals are often busy.

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

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

    Pros

    Stable and if you get TA job in ASU. Your tuition will be covered partially or totally, which depends on you're part-time TA or full-time TA.

    Cons

    Depends on person. If you want an industry career, you might want to try find another industry job or intern.
    As more and more students applied limited positions, competition make the application hard.
    And sometimes you might have to do unnecessary work, depends on your adviser.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some time work load is high. It would be great if management people can figure out how to make sure teaching assistants, who are mostly graduate student in ASU, do not have to work too much over the required working time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Current Student Worker

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Very flexible hours as a student which were a plus as well as a variety of opportunities to grow within your departments and, by definition, the chain of command at the university.

    Cons

    You are unable to work for more than 25 hours a week without becoming a full time employee. This amount stacks up, so if you work 12 hours at one position and 13 at another, you cannot work more without getting in trouble with the university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make the HR side more transparent and less opaque, especially to student employees who have their classes that they paid a large amount of money for to worry about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Student Worker

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

    I worked at Arizona State University

    Pros

    The working hours were very flexible. My managers would schedule me around my class times, and they were very understanding if I was unable to come into work due to an academic conflict with my schedule, such as taking an exam during an allotted time for a math class.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons. Working on-campus was a great opportunity for gaining work experience while simultaneously pursuing a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great opportunities to grow

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

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Tuition waiver, benefits, culture, opportunities

    Cons

    Wish they had more funding for staff performance based wage increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arizona State University

    Pros

    good facility/ support innovative ideas, research, multicultural, friendly work environment,

    Cons

    located in phoenix, hot weather, neighborhood not safe -- lost car

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Schools of Engineering is a great place to work with a flexible schedule for students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Great People, flexibility, School comes first, not work.

    Cons

    Parking, salary could have been a bit higher but the flexibility made up for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Enriching job for a student at masters level introducing him to a new world of research projects

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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

    Pros

    Professor, interesting project and varied technologies

    Cons

    Time to spend might overlap with academic projects

    Recommends
  11. Amazing benefits but highly highly political.

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    Former Employee - Management in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Management in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, both health and education-wise.

    Cons

    Management in certain newer areas is terrible. All very political. If you are not "in" with what I'd call the manager brown-nosers, and are not a brown-noser yourself, you will be let go. I was so proud and happy to work for ASU but I was let go with no reason given. Things were good, I had no performance concerns that I was aware of, hardly ever took lunch or other time off, but I was unexpectedly let go.....no reason given. It was crushing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let quality people go because you don't like them personally. If they are producing and doing well, leave them alone and work with them. Should be about students, not who kisses your butt the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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