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Arizona State University Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
422 Reviews
3.9
422 Reviews
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Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow
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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.  

    good research

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

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

    Pros

    good research, professor, and classmates. cheap housing.

    Cons

    bad weather, job opportunities may not be good.

  2.  

    splendid

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

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

    Pros

    really collaborative, really helpful, nice people, everyone around was looking out for everyone else. not at all competitive, that was helpful for overall growth

    Cons

    laid back, not at all competitive, not fast paced, no hierarchy, low pay, wish the pay was higher, atleast equal to market standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    high pay

  3.  

    A very good place to improve oneself and make social network.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Get to know how an organization works.

    Cons

    Don't expect the salary to be very high!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more efficient!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time

    Pros

    Chance to explore.
    Working with smart people.
    Work on cool stuff
    No real restrictions on research problems addressed

    Cons

    the lab has a kind of hierarchical structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

  6.  

    ASU postdoctoral research scientist

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    location is good, have own time to do research,

    Cons

    too hot in the city

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time

    Pros

    Office culture is good in ASU.

    Cons

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

  8.  

    Student, working through undergraduate study

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    Current Employee - Memorial Union-Building Manager  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Memorial Union-Building Manager in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Incredibly 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.

    Cons

    Limited 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Nice parking lot.
    Newer building.
    Meet interesting people as this a company meant to foster start-ups.
    Might be a good place to develop contacts.

    Cons

    New management makes sweeping policy changes, it is never clear what problem the new changes are solving.
    Policy changes are announced or implied but written down anywhere creating an on-edge uncomfortable atmosphere.
    Team is kept in the dark, little or no communication.
    Promotions and new highers are hard to justify.
    Pay is low, and perks are starting to evaporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication of intent and direction would be a good start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Working as a graduate student does not pay well unless you are in STEM majors.

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pretty good emphasis on academic freedom in my department, strong professors, some good students

    Cons

    Large, corporatized university environment makes you feel anonymous. Cancellation of important liberal arts programs like Philosophy PhD are concerning to the future of academia at this institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat students like customers, because the customer is always right, but students should be paying to learn valuable lessons. When we treat students as customers, grades and learning becomes transactional and education is devalued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair for me personally but not to friends

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    Former Employee - Tutor  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Tutor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Work around your schedule very much if you're a student. My supervisor personally was understanding if you needed to call out because exams, or if you were late a few times. I've worked several positions at ASU--- talking about another also (this one being a temp job; the other being part time), this one had a lot of opportunities to "advancement," like to keep working with them, but with a different title and taking on even more jobs, though the pay was the same and the supervisors at this one were terrible and with unrealistic expectations and lots of boring meetings

    Cons

    For the part time one, there were few cons: when people you served gave even moderate reviews like not the absolute highest rating you were reprimanded, the other being my supervisors' supervisors had unrealistic expectations and were pretty harsh. For my temp job there were all kinds of cons-- lots of boring meetings, micromanagement, getting talked down to, claimed they wanted things to be a certain way but once they got that way they'd complain, etc. I also have friends who were told to work overtime and were never paid for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of you are good, some bad. You bad ones, treat your employees with respect because I know you lost a lot of good employees by being bad to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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