CAL State LA

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CAL State LA Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - ASA I in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ASA I in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CAL State LA full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, working for a large campus gave me wonderful experience working for a large college. The faculty and students that I worked with were always a joy. I wouldn't of quit but I had to relocate :( There are always opportunities for growth on campus and the connections you make with others in your specific college is awesome.

    Cons

    Employees have to pay for their parking permits, the campus seems to be disconnected by departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Greate school, great deans

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CAL State LA

    Pros

    Working experience to fully responsible for the business operation of the school in China

    Cons

    Only works for half a year because I need to find a full-time job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Cal State LA

    Former Employee - Research Mentor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Mentor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CAL State LA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment and friendly colleges to work with.

    Cons

    High traffic density and fewer facilities.

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  5.  

    It was okay.

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    Former Employee - Lab Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CAL State LA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You don't have to travel outside of campus to work if you attend this school.

    Cons

    There were too many students who do not know how to operate basic Microsoft Office programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Building Services Aide at U-SU CSULA

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    Former Employee - Building Services Aide in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Building Services Aide in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CAL State LA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -meet a lot of people
    -learn time management
    -not hard

    Cons

    -can get super busy
    -a lot of walking around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More positive reinforcements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Adjunct in Liberal Arts

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    Former Employee - Adjunct in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CAL State LA part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved getting set up here because the person who hired me (the chair) was really nice and supportive and he spent time getting me all his materials he found helpful for teaching the class. It was the perfect balance of assistance and freedom to do what I would wish in the class. The secretary was infinitely kind and helpful as well. One of the best universities to work at.

    Cons

    The class sizes are really large, say 40-50 students. So if you have three classes that size, it gets really difficult to establish a significant connection with every student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I were to suggest changes, it would be to reserve adjunct positions for instructors without a completed Ph.D. If one has a Ph.D, and there are enough classes needing to be taught, a full-time salary should be offered. But that is not specific to this university; that is for all universities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nightmarish First Job

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    Former Employee - Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Psychologist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CAL State LA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Location, it's close enough to downtown LA that you can live there and have a very short commute.

    Cons

    The management here is unethical. Decisions are made without consideration of staff or of students. Seriously questionable morals, and they'll work hard to push back against anyone who doesn't agree with them on every issue. My entire department was essentially bullied until they quit, and when a judge with unemployment heard our cases, the school was forced to pay us benefits because, according to the judge, "Any professional who was treated in such a manner would have reasonable cause to decide that ending their employment was the only reasonable decision left to them". Seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A massive shift needs to occur. Many managers are completely without a conscience. Employees are bullied as a matter of culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Simple and sometimes enjoyable

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    Former Employee - Lab Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CAL State LA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very little stress; sitting behind a desk most of the time; extremely flexible work schedule; small pay raise every few quarters if you show good performance and possible promotion to supervisor.

    Cons

    Monotonous at times; students who blame you for school property (printer, copier, computer etc) malfunctions; some arrogance when you don't have answers for their problems; don't expect this to look that well on your resume when you graduate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more frequent checks on what the employees are doing because most of the time they slack off just a bit too much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sometimes so good, but a lot of changes afoot

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CAL State LA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a concerted effort to be inclusive. Salary and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Not much chance for promotion or change. Union can be ineffectual but the contract is OK.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Grand

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CAL State LA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    In the Charter College of Education, the professors I personally worked with were very flexible and appreciative of my work.

    Cons

    Getting a permanent position is difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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