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Great people; terrible beauracracy

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at San Jose State full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Very nice people who are committed to the university and to their careers.

Cons

Bureaucracy and politics reign supreme. The AVP of Admin & Finance runs roughshod over the entire organization and can do so because he has political cover from the president.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Man up and do your job! You can't always be liked by your employees; respect is the coin of the realm for leaders.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A university with vision & mission

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    Current Employee - Director of Communications in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Communications in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent salaries (for state work) good benefits, an improving HR team, a bright future. Most employees generally care and feel a sense of community, and many are highly motivated by a genuine passion for the mission.

    Cons

    Like any typical state bureaucracy, there's lots of red tape, and a union environment where under-performers can hang on indefinitely

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Experience!

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    Former Employee - Graduate Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at San Jose State part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Equal footing as an intern!

    Cons

    You put in what you get!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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