CSU Bakersfield Reviews

Updated May 19, 2015
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  1. student researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSU Bakersfield part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great campus to work in, positive and friendly staff! Faculty are willing to help you with opportunities and references.

    Cons

    Far away form larger cities and graduate schools

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. student assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CSU Bakersfield part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to learn new skills and apply after graduation

    Cons

    Too much free time and I was easily bored

    Advice to Management

    All the students to do more.


  3. I'm not really sure who they are trying to please

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSU Bakersfield full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits with the State of California

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up or receive raises. The lead in the department was awful, but no one seemed to notice or care. Not great for employees, but even worse for students.

    Advice to Management

    Take pride in your work and strive to improve business.


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  5. Good experience for a career future in computers.

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    Former Employee - IT Student Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - IT Student Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CSU Bakersfield part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different problems to deal with and streamlined solutions to help solve larger or common issues quickly. There is much to learn about the back-ends of computers, and this job will definitely introduce students to that.

    Cons

    Low pay, slow to offer raises or promotions, sometimes users demand things that aren't possible or will take too long to complete for a student job. Also not very gratifying - when you do your job right, everything is normal, but when you don't do it right or can't do it fast enough, the helpdesk gets a bad reputation for the rest of the week.


  6. Excellent benefits

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSU Bakersfield part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent health and retirement benefits; helpful department staff

    Cons

    Teaching loads do not provide adequate space for publication


  7. Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSU Bakersfield part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly and supportive of its students.

    Cons

    A lot of down time.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (1)

    too few resources - too many hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSU Bakersfield full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    truly a diverse student population, safe campus, small and familial; some outstanding students

    Cons

    Most tenure-track faculty treat the essential Instructors very poorly. The number of students and the number of hours required per quarter make it almost impossible to teach even at a mediocre level with any kind of pertinent feedback to students. Excellence is perhaps attainable only for those with tenure who do not have to pay attention to dissatisfied students - they can go out on a limb and try new things and to "push" the students to excel. The majority of students are very ill-equipped for college.

    Advice to Management

    Put more money into the faculty, rely less on temporary and disrespected faculty, support education rather than herding ill-prepared students through. Students are not clients - they are paying for opportunities to learn.


  9. Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSU Bakersfield part-time

    Pros

    Good work experience. Great way to connect to faculty and staff. Adequate pay and hours if you're looking for part time work while you're in school.

    Cons

    No raises or any way to advance in position.


  10. Helpful (1)

    CSU Bakersfield

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Bakersfield, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSU Bakersfield full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The campus is very welcoming, the work environment is not overly stressful, and the pay is decent. Campus is generally pleasant.

    Cons

    Atmosphere is less like a university than other higher education institutions and feels more like a community college. There seems to be very little on campus life for students and little to no motivation for faculty to engage in continued research.

    Advice to Management

    Shift the balance slightly from teaching to research. The CSU will (and should) always be about teaching first, but the lack of emphasis on research hurts the students here.


  11. POLITICAL INFLUENCES FOR ADVANCEMENT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    THE PEOPLE ARE GREAT TO GET TO KNOW AND WILL SUPPORT NEW IDEAS AND FRESH CHANGES TO THE WAY THINGS USED TO WORK.

    Cons

    THERE ARE A LOT OF HURDLES TO OVER COME FROM THE GOOD OL' BOYS SYSTEM. YOU HAVE TO KNOW SOMEONE OR BE RELATED TO SOMEONE TO GET A GOOD JOB.

    Advice to Management

    BE AWARE THAT TIMES ARE CHANGING. TECHNOLOGY IS INFLUENCING EVER PART OF OUR CULTURE AND DON NOT ACT SHOCKED WHEN STUDENTS MAKE MISTAKES AND GANG AFFILIATIONS BECOME KNOW THROUGH THE PUBLIC NEWS. THE CSUB COMMUNITY IS A SMALL ONE HOWEVER, DO NOT LET THAT LIMIT YOU IN YOU ACCEPTANCE OF NEW IDEAS.



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