San Francisco State Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
85 Reviews

3.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours so you can still attend class (in 3 reviews)

  • A great place to work on your homework as a computer lab assistant (in 3 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.  

    I've been working as a student assistant for San Francisco State since 2012.

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great social environment
    - Supervisors for the most part treat us fairly
    - No commute time between work and class

    Cons

    - Most starting wages are below minimum
    - Can't go over 20 hours per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that student assistants are just college students and need the right guidance in order to grow as leaders. It is almost certain that most of us will end up messing up within the first few weeks, mistakes are part of that growth. However, you do not need to reprimand or lecture someone because of it, rather correct their mistakes and teach them to be self-reliant. Both the student and yourself will benefit from a more harmonious work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to work for students

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and diverse staff. A good place to gain work experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets busy and a little mundane. But for the most part, it's a good job.

  3.  

    Can't say anything nice. Won't say anything... right now

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    Current Employee - Building Service Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Building Service Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging environment to work in.

    Cons

    Challenging work environment in all the wrong ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why?? What influence has past suggestions made??

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Francisco State

    Pros

    Valuable research experience. Chris Wright has taken the selection process and distilled it so that the science behind selection is apparent.

    Cons

    While I have 'real world' experience, I'm eager to use the theory that I've learned in a new capacity.

  6.  

    I learned some valuable skill that will allow me complete duties with a high level of competency.

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

    I have been working at San Francisco State full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I think this job will be a good fit because my education and previous jobs has the same skill requirements.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges working here will be keeping up with the speed of technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is working with new employees is always a challenge, but I am a very good listener. Time off is a facet of the job that should be discussed at the right time when time permits. Personal growth will always be first in my book when starting a new job, and at previous work places I put my best foot forward. It always works for me.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A meaningful education

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Francisco State

    Pros

    Great senior staff and guidance

    Cons

    Just because you are good at research does not make you a qualified teacher.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Diverse environment

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

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

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere of open minded faculty. Campus is constantly improving. Newly added rotation of food trucks greatly improves the lunch options. Faculty are very active in building and maintaining an environment open to new ideas.

    Cons

    State school, therefore lack of funding is always a problem. Administration compensation is running rampant while faculty pay languishes. In a city with out of control rents, faculty find themselves in a declining income situation… your pay isn't going up, but everything else is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reign in the administration pay… it's embarassing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Student assistant

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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    The work is very relaxed and easy going

    Cons

    The work is not very challenging and can be boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, but maybe come up with more tasks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    enthusiastic and motivational

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at San Francisco State part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Networking, learning, updating and gathering more information for business. Learned a lot about event management and staff involvement

    Cons

    Started at freshmen year, challenges like accommodating with group culture.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great for students, convenient and works with your schedule

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Francisco State

    Pros

    I worked with Campus Recreation and they were more than flexible with shifts that work with your schedule. If you live on or very close to Campus (walking distance) it is incredibly convenient to work here.

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons in my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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