CAL POLY
4.1 of 5 53 reviews
www.calpoly.edu San Luis Obispo, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

CAL POLY Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014

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CAL POLY President Jeffrey D. Armstrong

Jeffrey D. Armstrong

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Easy job, laid back managers, decent pay"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Flexible work schedule to accommodate classes, opportunity to get some hands-on experience while at school without leaving campus"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance is what you make of it"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Of course, when you're just a student assistant, you make minimum wage"
    in 3 reviews
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Instructional Student Assistant Grading

Student Assistant (Current Employee)
San Luis Obispo, CA

I have been working at CAL POLY as a contractor for less than a year

ProsIndependent hours so very flexible work environment. Additionally, work is typically easy for all majors since professors usually give guidelines in how to grade. Pay is reasonable and above minimum wage for what needs to be done.

ConsPay is inconsistent since you may have different grading loads every week.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Weak Internal Structure but easy job

Barista (Current Employee)
San Luis Obispo, CA

I have been working at CAL POLY part-time for more than a year

Prosmeal plan provided for 4 hour shifts provided. casual work environment depending on manager. low taxes because of state school. easy to get hired without prior experience in food service

Conscalled in to work unexpectedly sometimes. manager can be less that understanding occasionally. stressful and lack of full breaks sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This school is founded on diversity and social justice!

Peer Advisor/Student Assistant (Current Employee)
Pomona, CA

I have been working at CAL POLY part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat cultural center! Awesome Career Center!

ConsHorrible parking, Lots of walking

Advice to Senior ManagementEverything is great!

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

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Good Work for Students

Study Session Facilitator (Current Employee)
San Luis Obispo, CA

I have been working at CAL POLY part-time for more than a year

ProsThe hours are fit around your classes which is nice. Everyone understands that you are there for an education and a job is secondary to that. Most of the people are fairly laid back which is always a plus.

ConsPay raises are almost nonexistent and when you do finally get one, they raise you less than a dollar an hour most of the time.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better ways to move up as well as provide better incentive to the working environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working at the El Corral bookstore was a great experience.

Customer Service (Former Employee)
San Luis Obispo, CA

I worked at CAL POLY part-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible, great hours, networking, free books, discounts on gear, etc.

ConsWent a little too corporate at the end and didn't really have the Cal Poly spirit.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to El Corral.

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

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An easy job that was easy to get

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CAL POLY

Proslots of money with little work

Consnot so much money with too much work

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Good experience for student worker

Lifeguard (Former Employee)

I worked at CAL POLY part-time for more than 3 years

ProsWorked well with school schedule
Good pay-for lifeguard

ConsNot the biggest fan of management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was a fulfilling experience where I learned a lot.

Lab Assistant (Former Employee)
San Luis Obispo, CA

I worked at CAL POLY part-time for less than a year

ProsCal poly is one of the best places to learn. As an assistant you work under professors and learn a lot.

ConsThe only real complaint I had was that I had to be in San Luis obispo, which doesn't really seem like a negative to most people. Overall it was great.

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

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I had a great time working on campus.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CAL POLY

ProsClocking in between classes is great--I don't have to leave the campus.
Faculty and staff understand midterm/final season and adjust work hours accordingly.

ConsThere aren't many career opportunities in my field and the pay is average--which are both understandable.

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Really good place to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

ProsEverything from the people to the environment.

ConsThere is no downside about Cal Poly.

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

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