CAL POLY

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Updated Jul 14, 2014

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4.1 61 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

CAL POLY President Jeffrey D. Armstrong

Jeffrey D. Armstrong

(17 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy job, laid back managers, decent pay(in 3 reviews)

  • Extremely flexible hours/vacation time(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is what you make of it(in 3 reviews)

  • Minimum wage, raises start after 250 hours and are capped at(in 3 reviews)

61 Employee Reviews
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    student researcher at cal poly

    Student Researcher (Former Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    Prosgreat staff, great advice from professors

    Consnot the greatest pay, somewhat smaller college so not as much exciting state of the art research, but still great learning environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    ProsGreat work opportunities. Beautiful location. Friendly people.

    ConsNot huge opportunity for growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Excellent learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA learning environment. Developed leadership and organizational skills.

    ConsLack of consistency through the years. Informal business structure and training

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    Great School and Academics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRigorous curriculum, great mentors, excellent resources

    Consi cant think of any

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    Great experience, but exhausting work.

    Resident Advisor (Current Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    Pros-Great learning experience
    -Great way to develop skills in mediation, conflict resolution, advertising, event planning, customer service, and administration tasks
    -Management is heavily focused on career and personal growth-- lots of opportunities to develop as an individual
    -Once you make a connection with your residents, the job becomes very rewarding on a personal level

    Cons-Work-life balance is what you make of it. Don't think of this as a job where you can 'clock in and clock out'-- your residents will acknowledge you as an Advisor even when you're off-campus, and you'll need to be ready to hop into job mode when someone knocks on your door at 2 AM on a Tuesday.
    -Compensation isn't great compared to other schools-- the free room & board is great, but for a job with such strict requirements on when you have to be in the residence halls, it's a shame there's no priority registration.
    -My CSD was good about setting clear expectations for expected programs, deadlines, etc., some of the other CSDs were less organized, and frequently dumped time-consuming tasks on their staff at the last second.

    Advice to Senior Management-Continue offering services for personal development
    -Recognize that your Advisors *are* full-time students, and be cognizant of how Advisors are effected by unnecessary programming requirements

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I don't want to leave!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHome sweet home. The students are enthused, outdoorsy, and very competitive. The smaller town ensures a home-y feel and it makes me want to stay in the college life forever!

    ConsLearn By Doing would be more attainable if classes weren't so impacted. The classes themselves are amazing, but it's hard to stay enthusiastic when you're constantly fighting for what you need and end up taking irrelevant classes just to be a full-time student.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't change to the quarter system, and back up your mission to get student's out in four years.

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    Cal Poly Student Health Center

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOn campus location, flexible schedule

    ConsBoring work, poor hourly pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Student Lab Monitor in AG Bussiness

    Lab Monitor (Former Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    ProsJob allowed student to get homework done while being lab monitor.
    Was able to interact with fellow student and help them out with technical issues
    Help professors troubleshoot computer issues.

    ConsSometimes not enough hours.
    Student part-time job so no career opportunities. (as expected)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Cal Poly Part Time Lecturer Pool

    Lecturer (Former Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    Prosgood extra income, access to research, nice staff, helpful faculty, professional and industry contacts, fun college atmosphere.

    Consnot steady work, students with attitudes, grading takes up a lot of time, as well as office hours- need to plan out your time well if you are a working professional.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    an educational and accommodating experience.

    CAED Shop Student Assistant (Former Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

    ProsFlexible work schedule to accommodate classes, opportunity to get some hands-on experience while at school without leaving campus. Good work-life balance.

    ConsDepartment politics can get in the way sometimes. There's nothing quite as annoying or distracting as having bosses clashing over your head.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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