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Coffeehouse: the best student job on campus

Coffeehouse Barista/Food Maker Extraordinaire (Former Employee) Pasadena, CA

ProsFree food and drinks (not that kind of drink) when you're on the job
If it's a slow night you can get homework done during your shift

ConsEvery once in a while, you get stuck doing the dishes at the end of the night
You have to deal with major ethical dilemmas when 18-year-old kids come in asking for six shots of espresso

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You'll probably not go out the way you went in!

    Staff Scientist (Former Employee) Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Caltech (California) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: Vacation, and matching retirement fund contributions. Awesome visiting speakers & guest lecturers. Good athletic facility for use by faculty, students & staff. … Cons: Some departments are in need of facility & infrastructure maintenance and renovation. I experienced near constant environmental issues, i.e., noise, heat, and noxious smells,… Advice to Senior Management: An institution of this stature should be able to bring in some faculty of like stature that are able to acquire funding. There seems… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More


    Great Place to work but depends on where you work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Caltech (California)

    Pros: Great relaxed environment. Lots of perks like beautiful campus, friendly… Cons: Some people have been here too long and do not like new ideas or changes. They want everything to… More
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