San Jose State Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits; has some strong concentrations (engineering, business, etc) (in 6 reviews)

  • Wonderful in environment to work in with like minded people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The budget cuts from the government is downside that keeps the university from growing to its fullest (in 5 reviews)

  • Low pay compared with other Silicon Valley industries(even compared to other educational institutions like k-12 and community colleges) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Instructional Student Assistant

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    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The time could be very flexible. And the working environment here is very comfortable. I like the university culture here.

    Cons

    The management is kind of messy. As an assistant, you may have students who come from different professors' classes, and they are in different progress.

  2. Laid back

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State

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

    Pros

    The job is in a convenient location if you live on campus. Also it is really easy work.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Theres very few hours available because there is a lot of staff. Maybe 5-8 hours a week

  3. Lecturer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to develop courses and curriculum. Nice location. CFA takes good care of lecturers interests.

    Cons

    Low pay, no opportunity for advancement.

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  5. Its super fun to be an Instructional Student Assistant at SJSU

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    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get some extra pocket money. What else you need!

    Cons

    Managing classes becomes a little too difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work.

  6. It is a nice experience to have. how the work culture on campus would be.

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    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a part time job on campus, it is a nice experience working with professors. It is kind of learning outside the class feeling. Which is good.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to serve such a large community of students. There are about 32000 students on campus, with only few hundreds of jobs. Tough competition to find one.

    Advice to Management

    No funding opportunity for Computer Engineering Department. Reason being which, the Student Assistants or Teaching Assistants doesn't get paid enough, nor get any fee reimbursements. Other departments like Electrical Engineering has this opportunity.

  7. Online Student Assistant

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    Current Employee - Online Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Online Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, independent work, work from home

    Cons

    Max. 20 hours per week

  8. gain experience to grade student's homework and test.

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

    I worked at San Jose State

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

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    there is no challenges for me

  9. On campus internship that services Santa Clara county

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    Current Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Convenient on campus job to gain data entry and customer interface skills through the center hotline, website, and email services.

    Cons

    Student run management with little to no advising. Poor interactions with the professor who was the department advisor, who was either hardly present, or was verbally abusive
    I did not feel like I gained valuable skills or experience from the type of data entry and phone calls I did.

    Advice to Management

    Help students be more accountable for mistakes, have advisors present for a better learning process.

  10. Really good work ethics and work environment for an international student having on campus job.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very professional people and good leadership

    Cons

    Healthy competitive work environment and chance to develop skills

  11. Working as an ISA

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    Former Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at San Jose State part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    teach college students basic concepts of embedded circuit elements, balanced work, great exposure to different aspects of the given problem statement

    Cons

    students should pay attention in the class

    Advice to Management

    explain the homework and what they would achieve/understand from the results

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