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San Francisco State Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
102 Reviews
3.6
102 Reviews
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Pros
  • great employer, very friendly and open colleagues leading to a good working environment among peers (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible hours because you are a student first (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • However, the benefits are great and helped to offset the low salary (in 3 reviews)

  • Some jobs are minimum wage so it's just a low pressure part time job that you can do (in 3 reviews)

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    Good

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    Former Employee - Housekeeper
    Former Employee - Housekeeper

    I worked at San Francisco State

    Pros

    Very very very very good

    Cons

    Nothing in this world is bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    San Francisco State

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    Former Employee - Teacher - Biology Science in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher - Biology Science in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at San Francisco State

    Pros

    great coworkers to work with

    Cons

    dilapidated buildings and equipment; they need more govt support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    short meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Personal Assistant to professor

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant to Professor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant to Professor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at San Francisco State part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, paid time off, mileage reimbursement.

    Cons

    No health benefits offered, changing work loads, often unorganized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great opportunity for your next step!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State

    Pros

    If you need 1-2 years career to apply for a teaching position, this is a great place to develop your teaching skills.

    Cons

    Low compensation ($15~18/hrs) and a fixed curriculum.

  6.  

    SF State: A decent place to be employed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Francisco State

    Pros

    1. Flexible hours.
    2. Excellent benefits package.
    3. Very good people to work with (generally speaking).
    4. Absolutely fabulous library for both students and faculty. Incredibly helpful research librarians.

    Cons

    1. The CSU system as a whole suffers from a lack of foresight in terms of strategic planning.
    2. A lot of management inbreeding. Promotion happens from within most of the time so innovation is limited. If you learned from someone who didn't want to try anything new, chances are you will not be willing, either.
    3. Cost of living raises are almost non-existent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

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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

    Pros

    Even undergraduates can play significant roles in the teaching or research

    Cons

    Sometimes it isn't entirely clear what you're supposed to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep better track of the funding so you don't lose my pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work environment was friendly and everyone was well educated.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Francisco State as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people that you get to work with. Very relaxed about your schedule and willing to work with you.

    Cons

    Filling out your hours to get paid every month was pretty painful. They lacked communication between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe the atmosphere was a little too relaxed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoy working with SFSU!

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at San Francisco State

    Pros

    Great PIs and laboratories to work with. The imaging center is amazing, with a helpful staff, for research. Many professors are focused on the students but expect results!

    Cons

    Personal growth is supported in the Master's program, again your experience depends on your lab and funding. I would recommend applying for fellowships early on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require that students develop a committee early on.

  10.  

    Library coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Francisco State

    Pros

    Quite an easy job and people here are easygoing.

    Cons

    Minimal wage. Different shifts and positions are not balanced.

  11.  

    Graduate student in the Mathematics Department

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    As a graduate student you are given the chance to teach remedial College Algebra sections to subsidize your education. The faculty are extremely encouraging and respected especially in the algebraic combinatorics area.

    Cons

    Teaching and working on your own coursework and research can be challenging. The shared offices with other graduate students can be challenging at times.

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