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Updated Jun 10, 2014
CSU Bakersfield – Bakersfield – “Walter Stiern Library”

CSU Bakersfield – Bakersfield – “Walter Stiern Library”
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3.4 9 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

CSU Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell

Horace Mitchell

(2 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
9 Employee Reviews
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    Good experience for a career future in computers.

    IT Student Assistant (Former Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsLots 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.

    ConsLow 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits with the State of California

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementTake pride in your work and strive to improve business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent benefits

    Lecturer (Former Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsExcellent health and retirement benefits; helpful department staff

    ConsTeaching loads do not provide adequate space for publication

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

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    Student Assistant

    Student Assistant (Former Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsVery friendly and supportive of its students.

    ConsA lot of down time.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    too few resources - too many hours

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

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

    ConsMost 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 Senior ManagementPut 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Student Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsNo raises or any way to advance in position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CSU Bakersfield

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

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

    ConsAtmosphere 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 Senior ManagementShift 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.

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    POLITICAL INFLUENCES FOR ADVANCEMENT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

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

    ConsTHERE 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 Senior ManagementBE 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CSUB is losing its advantage

    Professor (Current Employee)

    ProsThe university has many small courses. Every science course has a laboratory attached to the lecture. Good but aging computer labs available for students and courses.

    There is good student-professor interaction and great opportunities for undergraduate students to work with faculty.

    ConsThe university is broke. There is no money for improvement or continuation of extra curricular activities. For example, computers in the labs or the faculty offices are becoming older and there is no money for software for course instructions. There is also no money for contests and events for high school seniors. The university is requiring faculty to donate their freetime for many different activities, such as advising.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek out advice and consultation with faculty

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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