CAL POLY Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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CAL POLY President Jeffrey D. Armstrong
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Pros
  • Flexible hours as a student worker; classes come first, then work (in 4 reviews)

  • It was a great place to have easy work while making time to study (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Have to pay for parking, if you drive to work (in 2 reviews)

  • Pay raises are almost nonexistent and when you do finally get one, they raise you less than a dollar an hour most of the time (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Student Assistant at Cal Poly

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time

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

    Pros

    Extremely friendly co-workers, flexible hours, range of experience

    Cons

    Little room for growth which is expected

    Advice to Management

    Ask lower-level employees for suggestions more often with incentives


  2. Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time

    Pros

    Teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and well educated. They are also very helpful and willing to work with you.

    Cons

    Not a lot cons. Cant complain really. Just hitting the 20 word minimum.


  3. Interacting with freshman students in designing open ended designs for their clients

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mentor in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mentor in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Good Networking skills

    Cons

    Working irregular hours based on need


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  5. Good for a full time student..

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL POLY

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

    Pros

    There is flexible time scheduling, just enough hours to get good money on the side while being a full time student

    Cons

    Not many. There is only one position so you can only grade for more people if you want more hours but they are capped by the university eventually.


  6. Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Caller in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Student Caller in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment with an awesome group of co-workers. It is great for a student who is looking to work part-time while going to school.

    Cons

    The pay could have been better. Parking was difficult sometimes.


  7. I worked as a Technician Assistant for the Civil Engineering Department

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - IT Support Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling which was great for a full-time student. Gained a lot of hands-on experience working with heavy machinery and welding projects. Great for engineering students to get their hands dirty while making some cash.

    Cons

    The pay was decent but there are other campus jobs which had better benefits and pay such as tutoring and note-taking.


  8. Good place to start for an intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Developer in Cal Poly SLO, CA
    Current Employee - Mobile Developer in Cal Poly SLO, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY

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

    Pros

    Nice friendly folks at work. Flexible hours. This is a great place to build your work experience.

    Cons

    Some day it is hot because it's SLO

    Advice to Management

    Great!


  9. Professor in College of Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Professor in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Best work/life balance of any job imaginable
    - Beautiful setting
    - Set our own goals and career objective
    - low pressure

    Cons

    - salary not comparable to industry job
    - expensive cost of living in SLO

    Advice to Management

    MERIT pay increases. It's how the world works (well, the part that works anyway).


  10. Technically challenging, great work environment and fun coworkers and management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Improve your computing technical knowledge

    Cons

    At first there was a steel learning curve, but plenty of coworkers to help out.

    Advice to Management

    Priority Registration for the student workers


  11. Great job to have as a student

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    --very flexible with student schedules
    --fun environment
    --nice to stay on campus

    Cons

    --logging hour process each month is annoying



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