CSU Monterey Bay

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CSU Monterey Bay Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
21 Reviews
3.5
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    CSUMB has a very positive workplace in the Biology Department to work in.

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Seaside, CA
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Seaside, CA

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Biology Department is just a really neat and affirming environment for a new professional. I have been given nearly full-rein over what and how I teach my course and that gave me the capability to provide a world-class education in my subject. A Harvard or Oxford student would not have it any better, seriously.

    Cons

    Insufficiently-equipped support staff make things hard to get done at times, like picking up checks. No TAs whatsoever seem to be available to me. My part-time salary is abysmal and no opportunities to do other things for work at the school to bolster my income were offered to me, despite the school being in an era of massive growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The President should make himself more directly available to the extremely talented and credentialed faculty that he has in his "toolbox." I made a recommendation for a world-class level expert in a particular field to become a President's Lecturer and was shrugged off by the President's administrative staff. I was hurt. The school passed up on a very rare opportunity that may never come around again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty location, decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay

    Pros

    pretty location, nice coworkers, fun events

    Cons

    little room for growth and other advancement opps

  3.  

    Job can be very stressful and demanding without a lot of support staff

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    Current Employee - Administrative Support Coordinator in Seaside, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Coordinator in Seaside, CA

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good (if you are a permanent employee) and faculty are passionate about their work and great to work with.

    Cons

    Complex administrative systems, compensation, complex policies making job duties harder to accomplish in a timely manner.

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

    Passivity or hands tied management?

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer II in Seaside, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer II in Seaside, CA

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Basically good well- intentioned people in an accepted status quo i with academic types notorious for lack of imagination.

    Cons

    Basically good well- intentioned people in an accepted status quo i with academic types notorious for lack of imagination. I reframe latter: passivity and low morale resulting from a future with no hope of funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for even more initiative and new modes of operation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  7.  

    Great experience. Wonderful team to work alongside.

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    Former Employee - Webmaster, Otter Realm in Seaside, CA
    Former Employee - Webmaster, Otter Realm in Seaside, CA

    I worked at CSU Monterey Bay part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Updating from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 will increase security and updates for the site.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great place, small communal feeling.

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Seaside, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Seaside, CA

    I worked at CSU Monterey Bay part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You really get to know people.

    Cons

    School is still growing and going through changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ignorance Abounds

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seaside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seaside, CA

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    IT Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - IT Intern
    Former Employee - IT Intern

    I worked at CSU Monterey Bay as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Good hours and pay

    Cons

    Not too challenging
    Work isn't engaging at times

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent people and excellent program to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSU Monterey Bay as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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