CAL POLY

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Cal Poly, SLO doesn't value or reward IT professionals

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Current Employee - Operating Systems Analyst in San Luis Obispo, CA
Current Employee - Operating Systems Analyst in San Luis Obispo, CA

I have been working at CAL POLY full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Nice place to live (but expensive!)

Cons

Salaries are low, something like 60% of going rate for IT professionals. Our union gave up any notion of raises about 10 years ago, so people from before that are much better paid. People that were hired more recently are hired at low pay and never get a raise. Morale is low. The typical way people get more money is to move from position to position.

Many IT managers are from the "good old days" and take care of their jobs and their buddies, but don't take care of business. Many IT managers are completely stale technically, and have little relevant knowledge or skills in current IT practices, and poor management skills.

The review system is fundamentally broken, good people are not rewarded and under performers are not dealt with, so they good people give up and leave, and the under performers get more and more entrenched. Many IT staff have been here far too long, are basically "retired in place" and get in the way of doing the right thing to protect their positions.

Old managers and old staff like the "good old ways" of doing things. Don't come here to do anything cutting edge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You get what you pay for. Look off campus for new smart blood, and pay them enough to afford living in SLO. Fix the review system and the compensation system. People that do a good job should get raises. People that can't do their job should be removed from their positions.

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  1.  

    Cal Poly promotes a fair and welcoming work environment that enables employees to excel.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY

    Pros

    Cal Poly acknowledges your qualifications and respects the contributions you make to the work place.

    Cons

    As a student working at Cal Poly it can be difficult working with your peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to find new ways for employees to advance through the system.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    My experience has been alright.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant

    I have been working at CAL POLY

    Pros

    flexible work hours, decent pay for students who are working and going to school, understanding about being busy because of school

    Cons

    sometimes can be boring, too many rules in place by the state government about what student assistants are allowed to do and see

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should look into giving student assistants raises if they are with the company for more than a two years or so.

    No opinion of CEO
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