CAL State LA Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
31 Reviews

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CAL State LA President James M. Rosser
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  1.  

    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 for 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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    Great new President

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CAL State LA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This place is getting better....finally, thanks to the great new president.

    Cons

    Still a lot of work to do with the rank and file faculty and staff. There's a deeply embedded culture of mediocrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivize the innovation and efficiency. Find a way to build in accountability. As long as nobody is responsible, and the buck gets passed along, mediocrity will prevail in the ranks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Web Master/Graphic Designer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Web Master/Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Meet diverse sets of people

    Cons

    Parking can be a pain during fall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Incredibly dysfunctional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAL State LA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent CSU benefits and retirement

    Cons

    Everything else. Hostile working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experiences and Nice people

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    Former Employee - Account Payable Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Payable Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    You learned a lot and you get to know very nice people

    Cons

    the pay was not as a good as big companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great School and Amazing Political Science Program! Experience will be what you make it!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAL State LA

    Pros

    The teachers really know their field, the instructors challenge you and won't just give you a grade, and they make you walk out of every class knowing your field.

    Cons

    The campus is really boring unless you are active in some type of activity. Your really have to make your own college experience their an want to be involved to have a good time. Also, administration is horrible. They loose and mess up records especially around graduation. Know your program advisors are horrible also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really needs to be better advisors that give accurate information according to each major and also be held liable for the wrong information since their mess up can cost a student years more in school along with more tuition that was unnecessary

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    research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL State LA

    Pros

    i hate academia and never want to do it again

    Cons

    i hate academia, so what?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It's good to work here, staff is also good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL State LA

    Pros

    Good Co-workers, personal growth is much good, learned a lot new things

    Cons

    Work load is somewhat more in few hours and less in few hours so its balanced

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unaccountable Sub par campus

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    Current Employee - Research Technician  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Steady job, full benefits, many people get by without doing any work (oh is that a con?)

    Cons

    fringe benefits mean low pay, and a lot of incompetent leadership whose only competence was having the time and money to get a PhD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more accountable. We know it's a politics game to all of you, and you just want to hold onto your piece of pie. But stand up for something that right for a change, understand a system before you decide to change things, give credit where credit is due.

    Positive Outlook
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    network associate

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    Current Employee - Network Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Network Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    good place tow ork, great ITS structure and environment

    Cons

    On campus duty, more work load during projects

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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