San Francisco State

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San Francisco State Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
96 Reviews
3.6
96 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    Not much growth a job to pay tuition

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours because you are a student first. In some departments they tell you what hours are needed but for the most part it is flexible.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Expect to be in the same position doing the same grunt work. You might be doing everything that staff doesnt want to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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 an 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.

  7.  

    It was an easy stress free job

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at San Francisco State part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They work with your school schedule

    Cons

    You will not be challenged and will not learn a lot for job experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    great place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have been working in San Francisco State University for 10 monthes. It has great working environment and friendly colleagues. You wouldn't want to leave once you get in.

    Cons

    If I really have to pick on it, lay back working environmnt will be the only con. If you are used to fast-paced working place, this might not be the one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is wonderful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great comfortable place to work, but no upward movement. Everything is the same every year.

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty good work/life balance. There are a lot of paid days off.
    Great Benefits, stable, and comfortable.

    Cons

    almost zero chances to move up unless someone retires. You hit the ceiling of the learn curve pretty quick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the culture will always be the same here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Experience, Negligible Pay

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

    I worked at San Francisco State as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Could work where I was taking classes. No experience was necessary. It was a lovely place to work, and the people were all very nice.

    Cons

    The pay was a joke. It was about as much as my tuition, so I was breaking even, before I could spend any of it. The bureaucracy was frustrating on the few occasions it was necessary to deal with something out of the ordinary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe provide actual financial support to the grad students, so they can teach for you without having to take on debt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Francisco State full-time

    Pros

    Staff level employees are friendly and benefits were great. Flexible work time.

    Cons

    Brown-nosed and egotistical mangers in HR dept. mentally abuse. never responses to email or phone calls. put own staff down to make themselves look good. Take away credit from staffs work to own credit. No accountability for own fault. Always take about equity, but never had equity within. Management always say empty words. fake fake fake. One more, have no knowledge on subject matter. Turn over rates are very High.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advise is to clean out those egotistical and brown-nosed managers to have a more welcoming working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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