San Francisco State Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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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, good benefits from government, environment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • pays HORRIBLY, little job security (in 2 reviews)

  • The pay is kinda low but that's to be expected from a student assistant type position (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Downtown Center is A Great Location

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    My location is close to the transportation options from the East Bay. BART and MUNI are just outside the door. There are lots of lunch spots in the area. Yerba Buena Park is half a block away for a nice lunch outdoors.

    Cons

    If there is anything happening on campus is takes forever to get there if you live in the East Bay.

    Advice to Management

    In order to address the needs of the program I would need to have a confidential way to state exactly what I really think and this probably isn't the way.


  2. Excellent work environment, poor pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule is nice and the people are nice. My immediate boss is very flexible with my schedule.

    Cons

    The pay is substantially lower than the industry standard. human resources messed up my paycheck which ended up in me owing to university money...major bummer.

    Advice to Management

    management needs to have better incentives for excellent work and punitive actions for sub-par work. Fewer employees are needed during downtimes.


  3. Working for a college

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Francisco State

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Able to pick up many skills and the ability to collaborate with professors and/or other academic staff.

    Cons

    Salary ranges can be a little low considering the high cost of living in the beautiful city of San Francisco.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes micro managing may not be the best option, especially in a city known for its high density of intellectuals.


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  5. Student Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at San Francisco State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, Co-workers are friendly, welcoming atmosphere

    Cons

    Repetitive work but any job is like that.

    Advice to Management

    Increase student job pay.


  6. Good!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer and Course Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer and Course Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at San Francisco State (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very diverse and accepting environment. They provided me with multiple opportunities to learn and advance.

    Cons

    The management were not clear on international students's employment.


  7. Student Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time

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

    Pros

    they have many great resources for students

    Cons

    requires self motivation and prior knowledge of the system to navigate their resources and system affectively


  8. good university!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer/Web Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Web Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nicest person I ever met. Good environment.

    Cons

    Low salary and not sponsor for H1B。


  9. Area Coordinator

    Current Employee - Area Coordinator, Residential Life in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Area Coordinator, Residential Life in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy in the position
    Generous informal time-off due to live-in/on-duty hours

    Cons

    High turnover of staff
    Leadership/management team has communication issues

    Advice to Management

    Develop a stronger training program for pro staff
    Improve communication with pro staff


  10. Open & Transparent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Production Technician in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Closeness, Open to ideas, Shared brainstorming, respect, and Comodarie

    Cons

    No advancement, low wage, outdated computer/programs

    Advice to Management

    None applicable


  11. Flexible but low paying

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My position allowed a lot of flexibility as far as my schedule went, allowing me to work around my school and personal commitments.

    Cons

    The compensation across the board is completely out of line with the rest of the city. Would not recommend working there unless convenience or experience are your primary goals.



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