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Mellow and easy yet usually unstimulating place to work.

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Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Professor in San Luis Obispo, CA

I have been working at CAL POLY

Pros

Generally easy going management, it's easy to work here (con: and not ever think again)
Expectations from above are achievable, can even be limiting (con)
Beautiful geographic area, lots of outdoor activities available

Cons

Inadequate academic/professional collaboration
Management does not really promote research and progressive ideas, but certainly pays mouth-service
Good-old boy network of university leaders (old, white, conservative men): case in point new university president
Small, slow town, boring if city-livin' appeals to you
Homogeneous demographics- 80% white, hard-core religious Christians, very conservative

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take some well calculated risks, eg
Hire newer, more dynamic management and professors
Spend more money to support research
Pay professors more

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for CAL POLY

  1.  

    great college

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY

    Pros

    awesome weather, chill people. cozy town

    Cons

    lack of available classes, hard to get in desired classes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop wasting money

    Recommends
  2.  

    Events

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    Current Employee - Event Staff  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Event Staff in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY

    Pros

    Get to watch events for free

    Cons

    Shifts are long because the events run long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More organization for assigning games to employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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