San Francisco State Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. 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


  2. Open & Transparent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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    No advancement, low wage, outdated computer/programs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


  3. Flexible but low paying

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. SF State

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits! Many health insurance options. Tuition stipend for you or dependent.

    Cons

    Low compensation, no room for growth


  6. Research Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Provide Training, Small Setting

    Cons

    No pay, Nothing new to learn


  7. Solid learning experience, as long as you are working in tech.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA and Web Support Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA and Web Support Assistant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with tech and others who are interested is vital. I gratefully work with web applications and websites for the school and am very happy to be learning new things every day. You learn new skills here, and how to work with people of different ranks and personalities at the University. This is a great launchpad for students looking to get into tech and project management.

    Cons

    You have a lot of superiors who are here to help, but there is a lot you have to teach yourself too. There's always something that is pressing for management to do so you may feel like you're not getting enough attention. But that's only because they are trying to help all students! Ask for help, and you will get it. Management will not baby you.

    Advice to Management

    More support for all employees. As in, providing more feedback and dedicated time to learn new skills.


  8. Worked in many different departments

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Francisco State full-time

    Pros

    I had a great team of coworkers which made the work life balance manageable.

    Cons

    Lack of vision by some and a desire to not embrace change by others.


  9. GTA

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Francisco State part-time

    Pros

    I work as a GTA in SFSU. It's a good chance to practice to be a college teacher.

    Cons

    You have to grade many students paper which takes you a lot of time.


  10. With hard work and willingness to sacrifice comes rewards for a hard days toil

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Stability, continuity and fee waivers are a source of great comfort. Having a great team of coworkers makes the tasks assigned more manageable. Being able to give back to education creates pride in ownership.

    Cons

    Lack of vision by some and a desire to not embrace change by others presents a challenge to forward momentum. Lack of desire to take ownership creates unique challenges for those that strive to grow in their profession. Having a clearly defined retention and growth plan to create stability is advisable.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency in communication creates an environment where everyone can contribute to the success of the University.


  11. Administrative Analyst II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits I work in the Sciences and I find the people in this area to be very committed to their work, and interesting to engage with. A lot of enthusiasm for whats possible, and collaboration.

    Cons

    The work bureaucracy I've ever had to deal with. Form after form after form. The pay is not great and its not easy to increase salary, though I see this slowly changing.



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