Associated Students (Chico) Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Dining Services - Student Worker

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA

    I worked at Associated Students (Chico)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule works around your classes.
    They understand that school comes first and there's usually someone willing to cover your shift so there's hardly ever an issue when you need to miss a shift to work on a project.

    Cons

    The turn over for student workers is very high and most new employees have never worked in a busy kitchen environment so things can get hectic when you're just thrown into a situation with no training.

    Advice to Management

    Chefs seem to be often overwhelmed because they have to split time between cooking and training new hires, particularly in cafe.


  2. Student employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Associated Students (Chico) part-time

    Pros

    Learned very valuable skills, and their hours are great if you schedule your self well from the beginning

    Cons

    Difficult to change your schedule after the semester kicks off


  3. Perfect On-Campus Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Associated Students (Chico) part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's great to be able to work with student leaders and professional staff, the hours are very flexible and they follow your class and other meeting schedules, very friendly and driven people, nice to just come and go from work to class, and the environment is very positive, fun, and creative.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of organization, but overall a great job to have as your first and while you are working through college.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all employees are included in events as they are now, allow employees to be well-trained before expecting them to do everything on their own, and be open to ideas and suggestions from students as they are pretty smart!


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  5. Supportive, fun, forward thinking corporation to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Director
    Former Employee - Student Director

    I worked at Associated Students (Chico) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Student lead
    Innovative
    Forward thinking
    Progressive
    Leadership
    Variety of programs
    Fast paced environment
    Supportive and fun loving staff
    University environment

    Cons

    Student run can mean every year is a new adventure, which is great! You just really need to know that going into it so you can enjoy the opportunity to be innovative and creative year after year. You always must be willing to troubleshoot! Always stay positive and you will enjoy your experience. A lot of personalities in the mix, but overall--GREAT people to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Manuals for each department are HR's best ally and a new hire's best friend--straight forward expectations from the beginning were a MUST and gave me the most success. I loved working here (it helped that my values aligned with the corps) AS at Chico State is a wonderful opportunity for growth and learning


  6. I love working in an environment that is so focused on students!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Associated Students (Chico) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything is student centered. They work great with your class schedule and understand that you are a student first. It's amazing to have the opportunity to be a part of a corporation that is ran by 18-25 year olds and that works to supplement what you are learning in the classroom to help you be the best professional you can be.

    Cons

    Most jobs are for students only so balancing classes, work, clubs, and a social life is difficult, but not the fault of the company. Sometimes it seems like there is a hierarchy of jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging! Your students will resent you for it.


  7. Flexible hours and good co-workers make this a great place to work. Easy to balance school and work with this job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Associated Students (Chico)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount food. Room to move around. I enjoyed working here while I was a Chico. Your co-workers also go to school so everyone is down to earth.

    Cons

    Its hot at the grill and if they are short staffed then you have to work harder. They make your clean a lot, but that's expected I guess. Closing is a chore compared to the other shifts.


  8. Horrible place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA

    I have been working at Associated Students (Chico) part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy access for student jobs,

    Cons

    Very unfair business practices. Management is very unfair. One person in HR at Sutter Dining tells you one thing, then lies about it. Rate of pay is unfair in career staff, make as much as student. Do not promote from with in. Play favorites to certain employees. 2 managers are always on computer looking up unprofessional things and not helping staff at all.

    Advice to Management

    Raises, get off computer, stop playing favorites to a lousey employee. Everyone is always in trouble and never encouraged.


  9. Pays the bills!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Supervisor in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Student Supervisor in Chico, CA

    I worked at Associated Students (Chico) part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    On campus job. No need for commuting. Friendly dining hall chefs!

    Cons

    Prejudiced dining services junior supervisors. Great chefs. Chefs are the ones who keep this place running efficiently. Supervisors are never fair while dealing with students except for the top management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve cultural sensitivity of the supervisors. Fire prejudiced staff.


  10. Really a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA

    I have been working at Associated Students (Chico) full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is a very student centric workplace and all of the people genuinely care about their success. The university campus and city of Chico is a real plus. Being able to work side-by-side with students and other staff members makes for an energetic atmosphere. The AS has many different facets to it so there is a wide variety of jobs.

    Cons

    Some of the salaries are on the low side. Though you work on campus you don't get all of the state benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate openly.


  11. All students makes a fun environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sutter Hall Dining- CSU Chico in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Sutter Hall Dining- CSU Chico in Chico, CA

    I have been working at Associated Students (Chico) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working with all students makes it fun and the jobs duties are super easy.

    Cons

    Management and training is very poor

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees.



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