SJSU Spartan Shops
3.2 of 5 16 reviews
www.spartanshops.com San Jose, CA

SJSU Spartan Shops Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2014
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3.2 16 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

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Lisa Thomas

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Cashier (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time for more than a year

Prosoverall positive experience--everything is good.

Consnone that i can think of

Advice to Senior Managementnone that i can think of

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to start if you are a student.

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I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time for more than a year

ProsIf you are just starting to work in a business field and you get a job here you will learn a lot. And you get 50% off of food all over campus which helps since you are on a college student budget.

ConsThere are a few people who will throw you under the bus here so be careful to whom you talk to they may seem nice at first but they won't hesitate to throw you under if something doesn't go the way they want it to.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open minded to new ideas you are hiring students because we are young and we know what people our age want and need.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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fun place

Cashier (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time for less than a year

Prosnice managers and friendly people

Conslow pay and a lot of standing

Advice to Senior Managementkeep being nice

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I was a cashier at Spartan Bookstore

Cashier (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time for more than a year

ProsEasy going, fun environment with fellow students. Relaxed supervisors. Discounts on electronics and clothing.

ConsA little bit of micromanagement. A lot of books are sold out quickly and never restocked. It gets extremely busy during rush and finals time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Boring... It's Not Even a Real Job.

Cashier (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time for less than a year

Pros-Schedule hours around school
- Close and easy to get to since it's on campus

Cons-Not enough hours
- Unprofessional
- Horrible management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great part time job for the student that goes home after every semester.

Front of House (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time for more than a year

ProsFlexibility.
You can easily get other people to cover your shifts, even last minute.
Jessica Votaw is really personable, and easy to talk to.
If you get to work with Thee, you will see what being a responsible and amazing leader is. She is pretty awesome.
Friends, and you get to build connections.
DC parties are bad ass, specially for the incoming freshman.
Direct deposit!!!! do it.

ConsYou do everything when you work front of the house.
Some "Leads" are not so great at leading.
Late shifts suck because if you close on a monday you leave at around 2am the next day.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut cameras or something by the checker stands. Most employees don't care and they let people without meal plans in to avoid confrontation. This hurts all of us because that means less raises and improvements to the DC. Many people like to steal plates and silverware, maybe a loss prevention would alleviate this issue.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Low pay, boring job

Barista (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time for more than a year

ProsIt is on campus, so it is convenient to got there, work and study. The work is easy to learn. Majority people work there are students, so it's easy to get along with coworker.

ConsLow pay, only $8/hour, even when you become a lead, you may only get $9.25. All SJSU spartan shop services do not allow to take tips, even if the customer insist, we have to refuse, which sucks. No benefit.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more friendly and understanding with students, we have both work and study.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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the university is like government, big and wasteful

Cashier (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops full-time for less than a year

ProsGood benefits, collegial atmosphere. A chance to take college classes for almost free. Lots of facilities that a person can make use of (gym, library, etc).

ConsTo get anything done requires filling out a form. Very wasteful, if you have nothing to do you get paid to sit around. People don't have to be productive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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entry-level

Caterer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops

Prosto start a career track or line of jobs in hospitality.

Consminimum wage, not much space for mobility or personal growth, etc, etc, etc ...

Advice to Senior Managementmost wouldn't listen.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops

Prosgood,ease of work,,environment,,,good pay ..good professor very cooperative and understanding..they acknowledge what u do and that helos the most

Consvery hard to get an oncampus,as it is a state university and funding is also less but overall good

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the funding so people oncampus can get good jobs and work better and efficiently..International students can get more opportunity

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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