CSU Monterey Bay Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. A Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey, CA

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It has been a privilege to be part of an evolving system these past 10+ years. With organizational growth, career opportunities have been created. Health & retirement benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    Hiring rates are somewhat below market-rate but long-term benefits make up for some of the imbalance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding those dollars.


  2. adjunct educator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Seaside, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Seaside, CA

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Students are great - nice location

    Cons

    Top admin does not care about having good faculty. Politics to heavy. They seem to only keep the ones that dont complain.

    Advice to Management

    President and Provost. You need to look at you talent within your adjuncts for yourself. Not rely on Deans that only pick who they like.


  3. TA++: Not a bad part-time job for a computer science student!

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant (TA++)
    Former Employee - Student Assistant (TA++)

    I worked at CSU Monterey Bay part-time

    Pros

    Work load tends to be moderate. Hours are very flexible, can easily fit around your class schedule. A good way to keep yourself refreshed on some CS basics while in classes that require less actual programming.

    Cons

    Pay is lowish. Have to reapply for position every semester. Not a lot of direction; not much to do if students don't actively seek out your help. Not a path to full-time employment.

    Advice to Management

    Not much that needs to be changed; maybe ask professors to lay out duties for their TAs a little more clearly.


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  5. Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    wonderful leadership and vision-definitely headed in the right direction.

    Cons

    still small-campus needs more services

    Advice to Management

    keep building


  6. Career and Advising Office Assitant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Seaside, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Seaside, CA

    I worked at CSU Monterey Bay part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing supervisors, career advisors available to assist with any issues and a good assistant to visitor ratio. No one was overwhelmed.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.. communication to other departments could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with teachers and other departments so no one is frustrated when codes or other information is needed.


  7. Dishonest and completely unorganized

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey, CA

    I worked at CSU Monterey Bay full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I met some amazing professors who are still my friends.

    Cons

    The entire experience was completely distasteful. I was lied to often. When I went to HR with concerns of legal issues and unethical issues, I was criticized for asking for help. Worst place I have ever worked for. Most unprofessional!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great student employment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Assistant in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - IT Support Assistant in Monterey, CA

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and time off during regular university breaks.

    Cons

    Pay is low, but so are the demands

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin' on.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place for a part time lecturer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Seaside, CA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer in Seaside, CA

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, sharing of syllabi between lecturers, interested and engaged students

    Cons

    Hard to get more classes, wouldn't work well as FT due to salary range


  10. Great place to work, learned so much.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great management, co-workers, and company culture. I had fun working as a tutor for California State University of Monterey Bay.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons that I would like to add because I had a great time working for University Corporation.

    Advice to Management

    I had a great time working for University Corporation within California State University of Monterey Bay. Employees and students were awesome. I highly recommend this company. I had absolutely no problems and left happy.


  11. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Seaside, CA
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Seaside, CA

    I have been working at CSU Monterey Bay part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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