CSU Chico Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Nice and healthy environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSU Chico

    Pros

    The best work environment you will find.Very helpful people and also the work is nice.

    Cons

    No difficulties faced even when I started work late.

  2. Great on Campus Internship

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chico, CA

    I worked at CSU Chico

    Pros

    I was able to really grow in my experience working with clients within the community. It was great practice and a preview for entering the workforce after College. Having group and client meetings weekly, along with strict deadlines helped to achieve client goals.

    Cons

    This internship it time consuming, and although you receive school credit, it is unpaid.

    Recommends
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  3. Application Development Services

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    Current Employee - Student Programmer in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Student Programmer in Chico, CA

    I have been working at CSU Chico part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible about selecting schedule.
    The staff are very supportive and will take the time to teach you new things.
    Projects are realistically attainable

    Cons

    The standards utilized at this company are quite outdated and are difficult to maintain. It seems like we are learning tools and techniques that we will never use again
    Sometimes there is a shortage of work for students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best student projects are the rewrites. Maintaining old legacy code can be frustrating especially when it is unclear what the customer wants.

    Recommends
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  5. Community is friendly, supportive, encouraging. Salary is low for the workload and cost of living.

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    Former Employee - Faculty
    Former Employee - Faculty

    I worked at CSU Chico

    Pros

    The campus community is incredibly welcoming to newcomers; within weeks as a new professor the President knew me by name and greeted me on campus. The University really strives to live up to its goals on sustainability and diversity.

    Cons

    For new faculty, the tenure/docier process is confusing and daunting; often requiring duplicate sets of information that the University had to begin with. I actually had to ask the Deans office for materials that they handed to me and in the same gesture I handed back to them to file. It was like dealing with the DMV!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my faculty orientation, a veteran faculty bragged about the research opportunities while disparaging the "required" classroom teaching obligations, which most new faculty will spend the majority of time doing. This sets a bad precedent, some of us like to teach; and most students assume that is why we are there. Please stop pretending to be a "research 1" institution and let those who love to teach do so.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  6. CSU, Chico

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSU Chico

    Pros

    As a student, they make your class schedule a priority over your work schedule and are great about working with you.

    Cons

    Little room for moving up or earning raises. What you start at is most likely what you will end at.

  7. Great College job

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep Cook in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Prep Cook in Chico, CA

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

    Pros

    . All you colleagues except for leading staff attend the same college as you so it is a great way to make friends
    . You don't work when school is not in session. So you get to go home for spring, winter and summer breaks.
    . Working while attending college looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    . If you work in kitchen you smell like food rest of the day
    . Working with young college students so they sometimes randomly don't show up to work which might put more work on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Fun

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    Former Employee - Student Programmer
    Former Employee - Student Programmer

    I worked at CSU Chico

    Pros

    Bosses were nice, and helpful with questions

    Cons

    schedules are tough, and students are expected to not have a life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9. WREC

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Chico, CA

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

    Pros

    Great environment, new and innovative. Can always bring new ideas.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours aren't the greatest depending on your shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Nice place to work at, just not so professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSU Chico part-time

    Pros

    It's a good place to work as a student for extra income and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Not so friendly for international students. It depends on the department though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With students from different nationalities and backgrounds; not everyone understands work ethics in the same way. Always make sure the university standards of ethics are enforced.

    Recommends
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  11. manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSU Chico

    Pros

    good and friendly place to work

    Cons

    Sometimes not a good work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay focused

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