Cal State East Bay Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. Great work for the young academic

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    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Treats student employees with respect and allows the students freedom to focus on research and schoolwork.

    Cons

    The pay scale is low and you are giving a $0.50 raise ever 6 months which is tough for a student. If it weren't for my love of the research and staff it would be hard to do the wor with the pay rate.


  2. Grateful students, ungrateful administration

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    Former Employee - Lecturer A in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Lecturer A in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cal State East Bay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Students from all walks of life, including all ethnicities, incomes, ages and demographics. Non-traditional students make up about 30 percent of the student body, veterans and business burnouts included and they tend to be the most motivated and hard-working students.

    Cons

    The Chancellor and board have been squeezing the faculty and students for years, reducing teaching and student resources and increasing benefit costs and tuition. Moral among both faculty and students has been decreasing while frustration and burnout has been on the rise.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce administration costs and focus on funneling the savings to faculty and students by increasing class availability and resources. Ditch an antiquated tenure system that keeps burned out, ineffective faculty for a merit system that includes multiple avenues of evaluation.


  3. Lab Assistant

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible; easy OK Paid; access to computer/students to get help with homework/assignments

    Cons

    some times boring but then you get time to clean up, shut down the systems, close the doors...


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  5. Communication Lab Tutor

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    Former Intern - Communication Lab Tutor in Hayward, CA
    Former Intern - Communication Lab Tutor in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cal State East Bay as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You are able to help students work on their public speaking skills and also work on yours at the same time. Management is super understandable, especially about class schedules. Great position for college student looking to expand their skill set and network! Fun environment as well!

    Cons

    There needs to be more tutors working at certain times since it can get pretty hectic in juggling so many students at a time. Sometimes we can get pretty overwhelmed with students, since students like to come in with the friends.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of when the most students come in for tutoring when scheduling. That's all! Keep up the good work and stay positive! I wish I could have stayed with you guys longer!


  6. Pros and cons are pretty equal

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Kinesiology in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor, Kinesiology in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cal State East Bay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy (depending on department) Students are great (if you engage them and put in the time) People are friendly on campus Campus is small enough to avoid feeling like you are just a number

    Cons

    Administration is SLOW with lots of red tape, redundancy, and growing pains Campus is understaffed in critical areas Low-mid level staff are not compensated well

    Advice to Management

    Pay staff what they are worth based on skills and qualifications, not just time in service. For faculty, be sure those who go above and beyond what is required for retention are compensated when compensation is possible (promotion, tenure).


  7. Full Time Staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cal State East Bay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits when you are full time. Depending on which Department you work for, the dress can be casual and you feel part of a team.

    Cons

    There isn't much room to grow if you do not plan to pursue your Master's or Ph.D. Most full time Staff jobs have a cap on their salaries. Most caps can be reached within 3-5 years, then you are just at that level until you retire or find another job.

    Advice to Management

    Have more meetings with your staff and see what information they can provide you before you make decisions or decide workflow.


  8. Graduate Programs Student Service Professional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing. Its a horrible place to be.

    Cons

    The pay and work load. You can probably make more money working a retail job than this place.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage your workers better and pay them better.


  9. Studend

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    Former Employee - Student in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Student in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cal State East Bay part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a good experiences studying and working with the CSUEB.

    Cons

    The hours are low and it's doesn't provide enough courses for student.


  10. Egos everywhere. Politics :(

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good teaching experience that can translate to other professions. For example, my teaching experience will help me if I want to go into quality assurance, sales, consulting, management, etc. Another "pro" is that it pays pretty well for the amount of work you do --> at the Hayward campus that is. If you teach at the Concord campus, you will do MUCH MORE work and not get paid to do it.

    Cons

    There are definitely more cons than pros. 1) the teachers have egos and still make you call them Dr. blah blah blah. At UC's, they tell you to call them by their first name. 2) the other TAs ALSO have big egos. They don't want to help you if you don't know what to do, they act clicky, and some of them have been there longer than 5 years. As a grad student, you are only allowed to be there technically for 5 years... They act like big shots 3) the curriculum and grading is dumbed down. A lot of the students are pre-nursing and you scratch your head, are these going to be our future nurses?? 4) the students are lackluster, i.e., they do not try!! Only like 2-3 students work their butts off to get A's. But then due to the easier grading policy (unofficial), the students who get D's end up getting B's. Kind of sad. 5) Why do politics exist here? Students and teachers are in education. Not politics. Get off your high horse.

    Advice to Management

    I don't even know. Maybe all state school biology departments are like this..


  11. Salary not the best, but awesome work environment

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    Current Employee - Academic and Career Counselor in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Academic and Career Counselor in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cal State East Bay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding. Current management is very good. Management is open to new ideas/new projects. Flexible work schedule. CSUEB has a state of the art recreation center - great workout facility open to staff and faculty as well as students.

    Cons

    AS mentioned in the title, the salary is not the best. However the benefits make up for the lack of competitive salary.



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