Arizona State University

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Arizona State University Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
458 Reviews
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458 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Technology Support Analyst, Principal in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Technology Support Analyst, Principal in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Keeps up with technology as much as budget will allow

    Cons

    management does not take advice from those who know how to get the job done and keep repeating the same mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your professional staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Extremely Satisfying

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desk Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Desk Assistant in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Work Culture is awesome.
    Senior management is extremely friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The schedule can be erratic if not chosen properly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Grader in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Grader in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was given the opportunity to work under a wonderful professor, who took my professional development very seriously. He really helped me become a better instructor and scholar.

    Cons

    There were no benefits with my job, and the pay often times didn't work out to be worth the hours that graders and teaching assistants put in... In my department, there wasn't even a tuition assistance, so I was paying full out of state tuition, while working for the university.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    peaceful place to learn!

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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 an year)

    Pros

    You will learn from students and professors at the sam time. A good time to observe a teacher's teaching methods and behaviors.

    Cons

    The experience varies working with different professor. Some professors have you participate in teaching and syllabus design and some don't!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Undergraduate Assistant Teacher

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

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly rewarding experience for upper classman. Flexible schedule. Excellent chance to build a community

    Cons

    Can occasionally be difficult to work with professors because of class schedules. Lack of career growth. Internal politics occasionally constrain projects. Limited budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not too much advice, considering the budgetary restraints on departments. In a perfect world (with no budget) I would recommend working with student employees to develop professional skills.

  7.  

    Students are great, ASU not so great, unable to deal with HR Issues appropriately due the largeness of the university.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Students, co workers, climate of the city.

    Cons

    Dealing with multiple levels of supervision who all have no training in leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people appropriately. If the have a PHD especially. They tend to think because they have a PHD they know what they are doing but they do not. Not at all. Nada. they are incredibly terrible leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great employment opportunity and personal growth through research, at the west campus. ASU main just cannot supply that.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Research Scientist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Research Scientist in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Arizona State University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the sense of community at ASU West. Much more personal and sincere. My primary investigator really cared about my personal developement.

    Cons

    The main campus could use more dedication to the sciences and less attention to its sports department.......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up your outstanding work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the most exciting places to work and learn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The university is always pushing forward, leadership is eager to try new things and not afraid to make mistakes. Students are a huge focus. Lots of opportunities for moving around within the university.

    Cons

    It's huge, so it can be hard to find the right people to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome College! Go Sun Devils

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University

    Pros

    Close knit working community, everyone is very friendly and will to help you with your career.

    Cons

    There is no tuition reduction for staff members, and parking is very expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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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