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Cal Poly can be a good option for students looking for work experience.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at CAL POLY part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

My supervisors were kind, competent, and willing to share their knowledge. Flexible hours and relaxed atmosphere. Fair compensation. There are chances to gain new experience and grow, if you look in the right places.

Cons

Large organization that can feel slow-moving at times. Legacy systems with a lot of history where the purpose is sometimes unclear. Some departments seem disconnected or untrusting of each other. Be prepared to regulate your own performance.

Advice to Management

Find ways to increase communication and trust between departments. Encourage individuals to express what would make their work more meaningful. Give them the chance to move towards this. Create processes to support change in ways that feel natural.

Other Employee Reviews for CAL POLY

  1. Excellent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great weather, healthy youthful environment, and intellectually challenging.

    Cons

    Small regional economy. Bring your own job.


  2. Cal Poly Corp doesn't care about Cal Poly's values, only turning a profit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Cook in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CAL POLY full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Constant availability means its fairly easy to get a job here, and easy to get enough hours if you need money. A set quarterly schedule for workers means you don't have a constantly changing schedule like other employers at Cal Poly. "Free-meal passes" are a little bonus each time you work at least four hours.

    Cons

    No benefits, great reluctance to offer "full-time" positions. Instead they rely on a constant stream of "interim" employees which basically means they'll work you full-time then replace you with someone else after a few months. Students are treated as disposable, and management will simply take them off the schedule to cut back on paid hours without even notifying them. Instead of offering quality food their dining division offers extremely cheap, overpriced food at the expense of its students.

    Advice to Management

    The number one complaint students have at Cal Poly is the food. If the corporation isn't aware of this they really must not care about the students. In my years at Cal Poly as both a student and employee I haven't seen the corporation take any steps to improve the quality of their offerings. Listening to the students would go a long way in improving the stigma that surrounds campus dining.


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