California State University
3.3 of 5 31 reviews
www.calstate.edu Long Beach, CA 5000+ Employees

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Long Beach, CA

Pros--Enormous pride in serving the largest public university system in the country
--Interaction with energized students and brilliant faculty
--Established organization throughout the State of California
--Very good recognition in all market sectors: government, business, international

Cons--Sudden layoffs, firings, "non-retentions"
--Constant threat of unpaid furloughs, salary reductions
--Fortress mentality, us-against-them
--With the California budget picture being what it is now, CSUCO is a bitterly gloomy and administratively rigid work environment

Advice to Senior ManagementIn tough times, you cannot afford NOT to innovate. CSU faculty could be powerful allies and advocates in partnership with the Chancellor's Office, just as the CO is far more supportive of CSU faculty than most believe. You're both on the same team, and both sides can learn a great deal from the other.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent work/life balance.

    Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at California State University


    Pros: Great benefits. Opportunities for training are excellent Cons: Very little coordination between departments. No central management of finances, so different groups perform projects… Advice to Senior Management: More consistancy. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Nice place to work. Like the mission. In some cases, senior management and leadership are severly lacking.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at California State University


    Pros: Great location. Great benefits. Okay pay. Lots of development opportunities if you… Cons: Buerocratic red-tape and senior management's risk adversity in certain areas can make it… Advice to Senior Management: Audit senior management, require the "hangers-on" to either perform or retire, and allow talented management/senior management to exercise their many talents and do their job.… More
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