California State University, Northridge

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California State University, Northridge Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
54 Reviews
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54 Reviews
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California State University, Northridge President & CEO Dr. Dianne F. Harrison
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  1.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant

    I worked at California State University, Northridge part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, good training and support. Stable

    Cons

    Outdated computer and programs. Nothing like private

    Recommends
  2.  

    A short-term job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California State University, Northridge full-time

    Pros

    Student development is a top priority and the staff dedicate themselves to improving the college experience each year. Great benefits as well.

    Cons

    Additional hours are required depending on different events taking place on campus. Be prepared to do the maximum amount of work for the bare minimum amount of pay (most salaries range between poverty line and slightly above). Employee turnover rate is above average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Highly dedicated to student success

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at California State University, Northridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They're always thinking about the students and how they can get them to graduation.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and ancient ways of doing things supercede any logic or convenience to the person or team actually performing the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA

    I have been working at California State University, Northridge full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rewarding job working with students, steady monthly paycheck, job stability, and lack of furloughs.

    Cons

    Continues policy changes within specific departments, lack of individuals focusing on their work only, no room for personal growth, and no mobility within certain departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Department to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California State University, Northridge

    Pros

    Great to learn and go to school

    Cons

    Reputation of the program is subpar.

  7.  

    Politics over logic

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    Former Employee - Building Manager  in  Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Building Manager in Northridge, CA

    I worked at California State University, Northridge part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relatively relaxed environment. Promotes self initiative and hard work.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible depending on what you do and part-time schedules change every two weeks meaning you can be closing until midnight for a week then be expected to come in at 5:45am for the next week. It messed up my sleep and study habits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the politics and focus on fixing real problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I loved my job, I didn't love pro-staff.

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor  in  Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Northridge, CA

    I worked at California State University, Northridge part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved working with my residents, and it was amazing to see them grow through the year. I learned a lot of valuable things from OPPRED training.

    Cons

    It is really hard living where you work. You never have time that is guaranteed yours. Also, the pro-staff add so many dumb meetings, paperwork, trainings, etc. that are unnecessary for your job and just waste your time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good People, But a Bit Disorganized

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    Current Employee - Part Time Professor  in  Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Professor in Northridge, CA

    I have been working at California State University, Northridge part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff really care about the students and their education.

    Cons

    If you are part time, you feel as though you are an afterthought. Paperwork is given to you at the 11th hour, putting the urgency on you to complete. The process needs to be tightened up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a system to onboard new teachers and be proactive in the process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California State University, Northridge part-time

    Pros

    Worked at Cal State Northridge for 3 years as a student assistant. It was great to be able to walk to class. The department worked around my schedule and were very accommodating. Work was easy.

    Cons

    Would have liked more responsibility. No room for advancement. Pay was awful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lab Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California State University, Northridge

    Pros

    Lab facility had good equipment to work on.

    Cons

    The lab was somewhat messy.

    No opinion of CEO

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