CSU Monterey Bay
3.4 of 5 16 reviews
csumb.edu Seaside, CA 150 to 499 Employees

CSU Monterey Bay Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014

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Dianne F. Harrison

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great experience. Wonderful team to work alongside.

    Webmaster, Otter Realm (Former Employee)
    Seaside, CA

    ProsGreat temporary or beginning job for current web development students. Full control over site management and creativity. Monthly meetings with news team to discuss creative strategies and ideas.

    ConsNo benefits. Part time position. No training involved. Must already have the skills required to update and maintain the website in Drupal. Responsible for troubleshooting all technical and maintenance issues that arise with their Internet Service Provider.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdating from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 will increase security and updates for the site.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was fun until I got fired because of something that had nothing to do with me

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosworking with other students is fun and always teaches you something new

    ConsI wish I got paid more or was able to work more than 20hrs a week which is school policy

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    Ignorance Abounds

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seaside, CA

    ProsThe best reason to work here is it is the Monterey Bay. This is a beautiful area with plenty of open space and outdoor activities to take part in.

    ConsThe pay, considering the cost of living, is low to very low for the vast majority of the working class employees, while many managers are paid far over their worth. Many of the administrators and labor relations staff are belligerent, and are only there to try and justify their existence. Low motivation among the staff, because of poor management, makes it tough to get anything meaningful done in a timely manner.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire all middle management and hire people with actual experience doing the job they have been hired to do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place, small communal feeling.

    Office Assistant (Former Employee)
    Seaside, CA

    ProsYou really get to know people.

    ConsSchool is still growing and going through changes.

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

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    ProsFriendly environment
    Good hours and pay

    ConsNot too challenging
    Work isn't engaging at times

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    Excellent people and excellent program to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat group of people who love the arts. You can truly feel like you are contributing good to the world.

    ConsLong hours. It's only a month-long program, during the month of July.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great coworkers - stagnant compensation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seaside, CA

    ProsRelative freedom to pursue interests and manage your own projects.

    ConsNo cost of living increase or other compensation increase in over six years. No sign of that improving anytime soon.
    Low end of the salary scale, even compared to other CSU campuses.'
    Employee attrition rate is increasing and with the current salary scale it is difficult to find new qualified employees. Workload is increasing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My department actively worked against my success.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's close to Pinnacles National Monument.

    ConsIt's a former military base with an identity crisis.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Academically, great - administratively, not so much

    Lecturer (Current Employee)
    Seaside, CA

    ProsDedicated, engaged faculty, committed to student development. Even routine activites like department meeting are well attended, and when academic changes are made, they are accompanied by lively and thoughtful debate.

    ConsAdministrative systems are needlessly complex and serve to demotivate staff. Admins soend an inordinate fraction of their time on repetitive, unnecessary tasks that in many instances could be made unnecessary by simple things such as online forms that could be signed and submitted electronically.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResearch other similar institutions and adapt more efficient prcesses to CSUMB's needs. Reduce the amount of physical paper and the number of signatures needed for most administrative procedures for students such as schedule changes (e.g. adding and dropping classes).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CSUMB is "interesting"

    Sys Administrative (Current Employee)
    Seaside, CA

    Prosgreat benefits, can leave for dr appts, leave early and no one cares..

    Consno management support, haven't gotten a raise since 2007 while managers get yearly raises, no room for advancement, events acknowledging employees have been phased out over the years,

    Advice to Senior Managementsupport your employees, provide them the best tools with which to do their jobs, deal with the folks who drag the organization down

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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