CSU Channel Islands

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CSU Channel Islands Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands

    Pros

    great place to work. would recommend to others

    Cons

    offer more training to train employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job

    Recommends
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    Financial Aid Student Worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands

    Pros

    Fun, flexible scheduling, and cool co-workers.

    Cons

    None really. Maybe a bad co-worker in the building but that's common.

    Recommends
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    Resident Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free housing is really the reason most people do the job. It's somewhat fun otherwise but really stressful.

    Cons

    Way too stressful, hard to get time off to go home for weekends, you have to work holidays/

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great place to gain experience.

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    Current Employee - Social Media Intern in Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Social Media Intern in Camarillo, CA

    I have been working at CSU Channel Islands part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working part-time at the campus while being a student is great. Most on-campus employers are super flexible with your class schedule. There are so many job openings that you can often get a job semi-related to your major too. There are often many job openings during all seasons because students are constantly graduated, opening up spots to fill.

    Cons

    Sometimes, future employers don't always think your work experience at a college is very legitimate. It seems at times that the students run the school. Of course, it's difficult to understand everyone's job, but many time the students do better work than the full-time state employees.

    Recommends
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    Student Assistant for Information Technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. School is constantly rated best Cal State campus to work for. Everyone is happy and it is a low stress environment; which is important when you also are a full-time student.

    Cons

    Some projects required extreme physical work that could pose certain health risks. Since there is still a lot of construction being done on campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job with a very friendly and relaxed environment. Create a structured onboarding process and set clear expectations with job responsibilities for student assistants. Opportunities to gain additional IT certifications while your time spent there would have been a great benefit. Spend 1-2 hours to train the student in areas of their interest that go beyond the basic errand work.

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    Beautiful campus with great people!

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    Former Employee - College Instructor in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - College Instructor in Camarillo, CA

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The location is great! I loved working there!

    Cons

    Cost of living became prohibitively expensive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Only if you live on campus

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    Former Employee - Event Staff in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Event Staff in Camarillo, CA

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pro: walking distance from home if you live on campus

    Cons

    Cons: realize you are going to work for the government and it will be awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not put students in charge of anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    A true university environment.

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Camarillo, CA

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The head of department is great: not only knowledgeable, but fair and open to listening, accommodating. The colleagues are also great. Good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not enough decent office space; too many (PT) lecturers sharing an office, some with a tiny table for a desk.

    Recommends
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    Several years in a row selected as one of the best places to work for.

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    Current Employee - Professor in Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Professor in Camarillo, CA

    I have been working at CSU Channel Islands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    C'mon! It's an academic institution!
    Limitless possibilities for education-oriented academic career at a startup university.
    Research with undergraduates thrives for those, who want and are able to manage it.
    Lots of things to do the way one wants to; it feels like in a candy store!
    Everybody knows everybody, so easy to do, and hard to hide things.
    Location, location, location!
    Did I say weather? How about 60-70oF year round? Shiny sun most of the year, yet no heat due to the breeze from the ocean.
    How about Spanish Mission style architecture of everything (but the library that incorporates old and new)? Some say that Eagles sang about this place in Hotel California. It used to be the largest mental institution in the US, and it still is! Check where Charlie wrote "Relaxing in Camarillo"...
    Only 35% tenure track faculty...

    Cons

    It's an academic institution.
    Research by capital R is constrained to the UC by the Higher Education Act of California, so do not expect too much.
    Everybody knows everybody else, so nothing can be hidden.
    Location (for those who like NYC, Philly, Windy City, or even LA).
    Only 35% tenure track faculty...

    Recommends
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    Wonderful place to work. You can't beat the atmosphere or the scenery

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSU Channel Islands

    Pros

    The scenery is amazing and the student's are wonderful compared to other schools I've visited

    Cons

    The parking is awful and does not look to imporve soon

    Recommends

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