Arizona State University

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Arizona State University Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
434 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great benefits package with medical insurance and retirement plan (in 18 reviews)

  • The program I worked for had a great work environment (in 18 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.  

    Education Comes First

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Glendale, AZ

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

    Pros

    The great thing about working here is that your education is more important that whatever role you have as a student worker. Unlike the "real world" these jobs go out of their way to make sure you have enough time to take part in important events/conferences/exams/study sessions whatever you need.

    Cons

    The pay is nothing glamorous but it sure beats most other part time jobs while in school

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    An excellent place to work!

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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 part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, cutting edge research.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about me experience at ASU. It is an excellent place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the excellent work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work if you are in STEM

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning environment; professors are pretty cool and laid back; admin staff are progressive and helpful; benefits are okay

    Cons

    The line between education and business are blurring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not overbook classes... smaller classes are better for students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dynamic and progressive school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    School has promoted renewable and alternative energies and that matches my interest. Interdisciplinary research center brings different expertise to deal with environmental problem (my case).

    Cons

    Not much to discuss since I'm a grad student. Work full time as the de-factor.

  6.  

    Committed to education and student success

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very positive and supportive environment. Innovative and progressive. I have worked here for 10 years and have enjoyed the environment as well as the career opportunities.

    Cons

    It is a very large organization and it is often hard to keep track of all things going on and sometime communications are not very clear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Graduate Assistant at ASU

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not too much work load at first 2 years. You can focus on your phd study.

    Cons

    Matching with mentor is sometimes random. So you may not like what you do as RA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should inquiry more about the student's need and make a better match

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Part-time administrative assistant in the Police Department

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

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have worked on many college campuses; I like the atmosphere.

    Cons

    They cut my job line because the state cut funds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat part-time employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    TA

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Funding is an amazing thing in graduate school, and I loved that I was able to more or less independently teach a class. If you want to teach eventually, its a must-have experience.

    Cons

    The pay for the amount of work you do is quite low. We are basically replacing professors for a fraction of the price. The undergrad students can also be a pain, unless you end up with the honors college kids.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Research faculty not supported adequately

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent facilities and location in the Sonoran desert. New research buildings with phenomenal infrastructure.

    Cons

    ASU becoming corporate entity, leaving mission of educating Arizonans in the proverbial desert dust. Little thought about long term effects on the potential success in building a top-level research institute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many mid-management corporate minds running rough shod over senior research faculty without the benefit of knowledge or experience in the academic community. Corporate mentality has built and "us against them" culture of distrust and acrimony. Corporate motto is (or should be) "If we cannot be the best, at least let us be the biggest". Increased enrollment without huge investment in faculty (not adjuncts or TA's from the undergraduate pool) is folly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Laid back job, enjoyed working there.

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

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

    Pros

    The job was laid back and easy. I spent the majority of my time here doing homework. I enjoyed meeting residents and getting to know them, i built strong relationships with them.

    Cons

    Low pay, they don't give you raises. Hard to stay motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increasing pay would improve employee performance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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