Arizona State University

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Arizona State University Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
473 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Excellent work culture

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a great place to learn and work. No seniority dominations

    Cons

    Must add up more time at work and got to love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good policy structure.

  2.  

    Instructor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, teaching flexibility, great people

    Cons

    Full time instructors are paid poorly. Class sizes are going up constantly, while at the same time there are infinite tuition increases. Multi-million dollar buildings breaking ground all over, but you don't get the sense that there is a savings plan should there be another economic crash. Parking is very expensive and there is no compensation if you work there--expect to buy an $800 parking pass. This is a great school, but it really is a shame that students are signing their lives away with debt. In return they get teachers who are overworked and underpaid.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Three classes each week, with 24 students each

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

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

    Pros

    Get tution wavied for graduate teaching assistant

    Cons

    Lab course order is different from lecture, with instructor's pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change lab order for clearer class effect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I think my time at ASU has been decent. However, not much monetary support if grants run out

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a great place to explore and be innovative

    Cons

    not enough money to live in a decent part of town

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing, just provide more information

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very good benefits and work is great depending on where within the institution you work

    Current Employee - Director in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Director in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    The benefits are tremendous and include a tuition waiver for those wanting to advance themselves. The pros mostly depend on where within the institution you work, as every department/college/school is unique and has a unique work culture.

    Cons

    There is a great deal of red tape that can make it difficult to get your job done well. I have worked in a number of other institutions, and I find this to be true everywhere in higher education.

  7.  

    ASU Graduate TA

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in developing classes and integrating various resources.

    Cons

    Limited support, funding for graduate TAs, and little concern for overall compensation of graduate students employed by the university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Graduate teaching assistants often perform above and beyond full, tenured professors. Although we have higher course loads and expected to provide quality instruction for our students, we are not provided with access to office space (for meeting with students), our "effectiveness" as an instructor is based entirely on student evaluations, and stipends are insufficient.

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    great job in hell

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Public university, providing very affordable, high quality education. Forward thinking, a top research university. Cost of living is cheaper than California. You can buy a house, with 2 bedrooms in a suburb, in the midst of a desert landscape that you won't be able to enjoy for most of the year, for less than 300,000.

    Cons

    I worked there for 6 years, got a promotion yet NEVER got a salary raise, inspire of rave reviews upon my performance. The salary was way below national average.. LIttle money for the arts, located in a harsh environment with very low living quality. A city that requires a car and in which heat averages of 100 F makes you stay inside most of the time. No viable parks, no walking, except in the winter or inside of one of its many malls. No one walks, public transportation is poor. It is a non-ending suburb, 1000 worse than Los Angeles.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    ASU is amazing

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    ASU is an incredible school and place to work. I was always surrounded by innovative people.I reccommend!

    Cons

    It's a large institution and sometimes plans get delayed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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