CSU East Bay
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CSU East Bay Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2014

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Great experience, job satisfaction and work atmosphere

Academic Coach (Current Employee)
Hayward, CA

I have been working at CSU East Bay part-time for less than a year

ProsThis is a very satisfying job for current students. Coaches get to enhance their own study skills and help others achieve their academic goals.

ConsThere is no opportunity to work full-time even if you have graduated. The job is good only if you are attending school.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has been a great learning experience full of interesting people.

Student Assistant (Current Employee)
Hayward, CA

I have been working at CSU East Bay part-time for more than a year

ProsMeeting new people and learning how to interact with foreign speakers.

ConsA lot of paperwork and downtime.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent job to have if your a busy full-time student.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CSU East Bay part-time

ProsThe hours can be flexible depending upon the department your in. Also, they do give raises to those that have been working there for awhile.

ConsThe administrative staff can be unprofessional, moody, unreachable, and unorganized.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more professional and available for all staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people to work with, but too many budget cuts

Multimedia Intern (Former Employee)
Hayward, CA

I worked at CSU East Bay as an intern for more than a year

ProsQuite a bit of flexibility and was able to work a flexible schedule.

ConsWay too many budget cuts during time that I worked there.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to adjust to the turbulent fiscal landscape without sacrificing core services.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I'm satisfied for the most part

Counselor (Current Employee)
Hayward, CA

I have been working at CSU East Bay full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat stability and co-workers are great people.

ConsThe salary ranges are not in line with what other professionals in the same industry earn. It is very hard to get any increases in your pay.

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

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Besides the bureaucracy it's not a bad place.

Technical Support Consultant (Current Employee)
Hayward, CA

I have been working at CSU East Bay part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat coworkers
great clients
Easy to share time with school
easy to get experience with special tech

Consthe student assistants can be a bit too inexperienced
the bureaucracy is hard to work around
the pay is very disappointing.

Advice to Senior Managementhire outside of the CS major... they shouldn't be an instant hire.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I recommend this institution for his high learning standards.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Hayward, CA

I worked at CSU East Bay as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe environment is highly desirable with aesthetic views of the bay area. There is a large area for exercising and fitness with a fantastic new gym! There is a world-wide variety of diverse students and some great teachers from the best institutions in the world.

ConsSometimes you must keep your mouth shut and eyes open...not all teachers are good, and you must enjoy your work to deal with the politics of keeping a job in this system.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your voice raised, so that educational opportunities are not lost for Americans, and given to "the others" who have money instead.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hard to jump to higher position, high turnover

Student Assistant (Current Employee)
Hayward, CA

I have been working at CSU East Bay

ProsFlexible scheduling, staffs are friendly

ConsNo appreciation on your effort and performance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Whether you love or hate CSUEB depends on what you are seeking.

Associate Professor (Current Employee)
Hayward, CA

I have been working at CSU East Bay

ProsCSU East Bay has a wonderfully diverse student body. Many of the students are just enough older and wiser to be passionate about their education; I have found that I can often harness that passion and use it to energize an entire class.

ConsThe way the university treats the students is ultimately intolerable for anyone who identifies with them. For someone who comes from an academic family and can tap into the 'us vs. them' mindset that is pervasive in the CSUEB faculty, the opportunity to work on your own projects and interests is probably worth the constant battlefield mentality necessary to disregard so many other human beings' interests so completely in order to get what you want. From what I've seen, it destroys a significant proportion of those who stick it out.

Advice to Senior ManagementCSU East Bay ostensibly emphasizes education. Why is it, then, that CSU East Bay has a single award recognizing excellence in teaching annually? A very common practice at educationally-oriented universities is to recognize an outstanding professor in each program and college every year. I'm familiar with some that add on awards for innovation, best newcomers, etc. You wouldn't have to give the recipient any money, release time, etc. Just recognition would make a big difference.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Graduate student researcher experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CSU East Bay

ProsIf you find good professors to work with you can receive an opportunity to do interesting research and work that can open doors at other institutions or companies. Excellent student to instructor ratio.

ConsStudent body in general is not very motivated and culture on campus is weak. Very much a commuter school culture. Funds are very tight.

Advice to Senior ManagementProfessors I worked with provided good level of advice - but new top school management is clearly trying to maximize revenue any way they can by rapidly increasing fees - which increases barriers to opportunities for students on campus.

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