San Francisco State

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Good experience, if you work for the right faculty.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at San Francisco State part-time

Pros

Most professors appreciate your strengths and know how to best put them to use, especially if you are an experienced professional. Also understanding of your course work/committments.

Cons

Compensation is not commensurate with experience.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    The work environment is extremely varied -- some very poorly managed, others very well managed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a large community with pockets of excellence.

    Cons

    There's no accountability, allowing very abusive managers to go unchecked. The pay is poor, and there is limited to no opportunity for raises or advancement.

    There's an established pattern -- individuals start work here, full of enthusiasm and ideas, and one by one, people learn to stay within certain boundaries. Innovation is beaten out of people. I've never seen anyone successfully work here without following this pattern. Survival requires flying low and below the radar.

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    Employees need an environment that encourages risk-taking, initiative and independent thought. Financial reward for excellent performance does motivate people to rise even higher, contribute more.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    A good school with a focus on usable skills

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at San Francisco State part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In the computer science department there were many decent professors, sometimes with industry experience. Standards were generally high with a focus on software engineering. If you passed the upper division software classes this is a pretty good indication that you are ready for industry. My experience as a (paid) teaching assistant for the computer science department ($10/hr) was hardly worth it financially did at least give me some insight and experience and connections that proved very valuable in the long run.

    Cons

    Budget issues cause problems with obtaining necessary resources or offering as full a range of classes as would be ideal. Other departments outside of Computer Science and Engineering suffer from a range of issues, including quality and lack of ability to offer students individual attention. Rising tuition mean that San Francisco State is becoming less of a good deal as time goes on.

    Recommends
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