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Fresno State Reviews

Updated May 20, 2014
Updated May 20, 2014
24 Reviews

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Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., M.P.P.
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  1.  

    Excellent opportunity for a graduate student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Don't have to pay taxes

    Cons

    A lot of work and lots of grading

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Zero opportunity for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Support
    Current Employee - Administrative Support

    Pros

    Staff committees are a great way to work with people outside of your immediate office. Wonderful benefits including health, dental and vision for dependents, 401K, professional development opportunities, technology classes and wellness activities all available for free.

    Cons

    Enjoy your job because it's what you will do FOREVER. Once you hit the end of the Administrative Analyst level, you're stuck. Good luck getting a management position. Severe cronyism. Very little support of staff by Vice Presidents. Stingy with salary - never got a raise in 10 years, only a furlough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for advancement. Appreciate your staff. Lose the staff that are stagnant. Anyone who doesn't know how to use a fax or a computer needs to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I can't decide

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Coordinator I  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Coordinator I in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    great work environment, great people to work with, great organization, great structure

    I enjoyed working here. I got to really grow. The staff are amazing! My specific team are like my family and I think it's why I've stayed as long as I did. Anyone would love this place. I think it's a great place to start.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth

    I feel that there was no room for me to grow. Upper management team didn't care to see that as well. There was nothing else that I could had done here that would made me a happier worker. I felt myself easily bored with my duties, tasks and responsibilities. I wished things would had been different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop with the open promises

    Some staffs and I agreed that some management individuals makes a lot of promises that are kept open. Nothing continues to change. I truly believe that the management level doesn't like to change. I think they are comfortable and enjoys things as it is. I'm sorry, but that's not how it works now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good university in a good city

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Great working environment. Management is supportive of professional development when the economy is doing well. The staff in every office in which I've worked have been very nice, and supportive of the university's goals.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get technology up to current standards. Very difficult to get raises. Very difficult to get promotions. Management is not supportive of professional development when the economy is not doing well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management and administration seems a little top heavy. Please invest more in professional development of faculty and staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A mixed bag of "professionals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Plenty of departments on campus that are very proactive and forward thinking and have strong leadership. A lot of great people sprinkled throughout the campus that have a major impact on the learning experience of students.

    Cons

    A lot of politics and things can tend to get slowed up by the governmental machine that is public higher education. Those prof's that are tenured seem to "slow down" and focus more on research than day-to-day instruction. Makes life as a student hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some of the red tape and watch the campus prosper!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CSU Fresno

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Officer  in  Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Officer in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Good students, good staff, can cycle to work

    Cons

    Air pollution, on-campus crime, some outdated facilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Uplifting and beneficial to my future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Extremely flexible work schedule.
    Above minimum wage pay.
    Fantastic lines of communication.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience, mostly the opportunity to make a difference.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    ~Working with students and making a difference
    ~Professional development opportunities
    ~Good support system

    Cons

    ~Lots of red tape and outdated policies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Experienced was above average for a place that is not attractive to the average person.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Professors and staff will work with you. Most of the are easy going.

    Cons

    Not sure if this is something you want to do in the long term. It gets boring at some point. Sometimes there is lack of knowledge here and there, in other words, lack of consistency between the work of one staff and another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training staff a little bit better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Inadequate budetary support of employees and students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lecturer  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    simple working environment and easy course work for students, good library facilities and a good football program, easy to get a degree

    Cons

    arbitrary administrative decisions at college and school level, lack of transparency, large class size, mostly mediocre instructors and administrators, too many administrators, too few course offerings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    apply data model down to the department level, let the professors decide how best to allocate resource to improve instruction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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