San Jose State

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San Jose State Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
139 Reviews
3.5
139 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great Professional Experience While in Attending College

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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

    Pros

    The atmosphere was professional. I felt respected in the office where I worked. All employees in my office and all surrounding offices seemed to be very courteous and professional.

    Cons

    It would have been nice to learn a bit more marketable skills, i.e. technical skills or soft skills. However, I was able to work a fair amount with Excel using different feature and I definitely learned a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Intern Associate in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Laid back workplace and nice colleagues
    Moderate working pace
    Balance working and study time

    Cons

    Unclear objective sometimes
    Provided training is inadequate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Jose State

    Pros

    Okay paying for little work

    Cons

    not very professional and many last minute work

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  5.  

    fun place to work

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    fun place to work, great coworkers. Students coming for help are nice. You can make good friends with them sometimes.

    Cons

    a little bit unorganized, not clear instruction. No water for tutors

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great for Entry Level Postion

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

    I have been working at San Jose State as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great starting point for career.
    Laid back work environment

    Cons

    Benefits are minimal.
    No PTO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Part-time lecturer for two semesters

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Lecturer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    University and department staff treated me very professionally

    Cons

    Having previously taught Berkeley students, I found the students at San Jose State needed a LOT of guidance (for instance, to actually take notes during my lectures, something I had assumed any college student would know to do without being told). I taught an online course during summer session. About 7 of 10 students in the class either failed or came away with Ds.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    SJSU

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    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Moss Landing, CA
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Moss Landing, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people working to provide a quality education for Californians

    Cons

    Negatively impacted by inadequate funding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    friendly environment and beautiful campus

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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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    On-campus jobs help to support you while in college

    Cons

    On campus jobs are hard to find due to the high number of students, especially with a large number of international students competing for

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I have taught at Charles W. Davidson for one year and for College of Applied Arts and Sciences for three semesters

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lecturer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The students are the very best people on Mother Earth

    Cons

    My only reviews come from students and from Dr. Linda Mitchell who recently retired. She is the only administrator who watched me teach. She gave me a good review. I would like the professional reviews to change from 100 percent student review to 50 percent student review and 50 percent administrative review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please appreciate our work by physically showing up in our classrooms. A pay check that gets me out of the poverty level would also be greatly appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Worked as a Instructional Teacher Assistant

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Provides students with extra cash in their pockets
    opportunity to play a leader role within a professional environment
    Help other students understand concepts and expand their knowledge
    Gives opportunity to master/practice material that can be crucial for degree
    The best way of learning and mastering something is to teach it to others

    Cons

    It can be challenging to grade all the coursework especially when being a full-time student in Computer Engineering department.

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