SJSU Spartan Shops Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Great culture, but irritating bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Technician in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Technician in San Jose, CA

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible schedules which you can't put a price on when you're a full-time student. Friendly laid-back office culture most of the time. 50% meal discounts. Consistency! Good job to use as a stepping-stone in a technical career. Potential higher-level projects that can strengthen your resume.

    Cons

    Pay is below market value, even by non-silicon valley standards. Expected to handle after-hours emergency calls. Expected to support infrastructure components you don't have access to. Management out-of-touch with reality. Subtle cliques and employee favoritism. Bureaucracy prevents common-sense solutions from happening sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Provide REAL incentive to work on higher-level, non-helpdesk projects. (i.e. pay increases).

  2. $500 - $ 800 a month for an international students

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    Current Contractor - Book Seller in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Book Seller in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    adaptable to your school hours

    Cons

    temp job, so you will be out before you know it.

  3. Don't be late

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with peers that are also college student

    Cons

    Unreliable management, too many employees to handle

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  5. I had bachelor in mechanical engineering and good experience in CAD - modelling and analysis.

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best at CAD, CAM jobs. Good at marketing. Had a good experience in robotics and still willing to continue it.

    Cons

    I am fresher. Never worked before and want to start working just for the sake of experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Since I am new to the company and it is about autocars, I wish to include aerodynamics concepts to existing cars that will make them more attractive and probably efficient.

  6. Good Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops

    Pros

    It is a awesome place to work. every one works hard here. I love to be here. Good place for college students to work part time.

    Cons

    Flexible timings for employess are there. Decent salary is provided. Dont expect raises though. Time-off are also provided as management know all are students.

  7. Easy, nearby part-time

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    Former Employee - Line Server in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Line Server in San Jose, CA

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Don't have to travel far and can work the job into your class schedule. Can meet some awesome fellow students. Good place to start for someone who has no work experience.

    Cons

    No surprises, the job is what it is. Don't expect anything exciting or glamorous. The people you work with is what makes the job more enjoyable.

  8. Decent part-time job

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    Current Employee - SU employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - SU employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounted meals, works with class schedule, awesome co workers, depends on the unit you work in.
    On campus, no work or very little work experience required.

    Cons

    Not enough hours available, but this is before the new SU opening.
    Minimum wage.
    Management getting a little more strict with policy.

    Advice to Management

    Help create a positive work environment for all your employees!

  9. nice one

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Healthy work environment, lot to learn in IT

    Cons

    Inefficient Time management and emergency calls off time

  10. Student

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    Former Employee - Helper in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Helper in San Jose, CA

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice no problem at all

    Cons

    Nothing it was fun and good

    Advice to Management

    Nothing it is very good

  11. Good place to start if you are a student.

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    Current Employee - IT Help Desk
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk

    I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    There 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 Management

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

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