CSU Long Beach Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
68 Reviews
3.9
68 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance, but it really depends on what department you work in (in 4 reviews)

  • The campus is beautiful and there are lots of things to do nearby (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • I wish they could do to permanent full-time (in 3 reviews)

  • Each office have their own developer and the needs and requirements are limited to what the office does which leaves you with no room to grow (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The job was fun to do and worked with incredible people

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    Former Employee - Alumni Coordinator  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Alumni Coordinator in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at CSU Long Beach full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You work with your peers and help the school at the same time. You get to talk to alumni and ask about their experience and the new developments at the school.

    Cons

    The hours are kind of long and you spend most of the time sitting on a chair and staring at the computer screen. Most of the alumni tend to not answer the phone call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the same good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experiences, Low Pay

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    Former Employee - Media Coordinator
    Former Employee - Media Coordinator

    I worked at CSU Long Beach part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good people, and learned new things

    Cons

    pay was bad for the work we were doing, unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance

  3.  

    Great campus that can use some improvement

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at CSU Long Beach part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities are available here. Employees are quite sociable. The work is not too difficult and you do not have to worry about it at home. Depending on which department you work for, benefits are mostly good.

    Cons

    Very difficult to obtain raises and move up. Way too many employees are on personal calls all day. Some employees seem like they have no role. Leadership practices favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favoritism really doesn't help with morale. Same goes for having employees who seem to ignore their work and constantly go off somewhere else to take personal calls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Satisfied but needs future work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at CSU Long Beach part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    School/work schedule accommodation. Not scary up tight.

    Cons

    Extremely little reason to stay on long term. Amount of work time per month is random based on need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits to the long term employees. Stop wasting money on the lack-luster athletics programs which offer very little to the school's reputation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Adjustable work schedule, learned lots of things!

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    Former Employee - Student Technician  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Student Technician in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at CSU Long Beach part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Adjustable work schedule and learned lots of things!

    Cons

    Pay is barely above minimum wage and definitely overworking needed. Lack of communication between workers and slow work progress must be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful work environment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSU Long Beach full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, easy access via public transit. Good health and education benefits. Many opportunities to collaborate across departments.

    Cons

    State budget issues can put stress on staff in certain years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent place to work

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    Former Employee - Mentor
    Former Employee - Mentor

    I worked at CSU Long Beach part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Low key and not a lot of pressure

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Teaching assistant

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    Former Employee - Teaching Associate (Graduate Student)
    Former Employee - Teaching Associate (Graduate Student)

    I worked at CSU Long Beach part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Science grad students are given the opportunity to teach lab classes.

    Cons

    Pay could have been better. CSULB should offer fee waivers for all teaching assistants like other schools do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should be given more flexibility in our curricula and our grading.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice weather, nice campus, but poor growth and leadership

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    Former Employee - Ticket Office Support Coordinator  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Ticket Office Support Coordinator in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at CSU Long Beach part-time

    Pros

    Nice people and weather on a beautiful campus

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth and average compensation.
    No true leadership, mostly asked to figure things out on your own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotions and benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It has been satisfactory

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at CSU Long Beach part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Event Management and crowd hadling.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any, but the numbers of hours may be a con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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