San Jose State

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San Jose State Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
142 Reviews
3.5
142 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Terrible

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

    I have been working at San Jose State

    Pros

    POSSIBILITY for flexible hours .... barely

    Cons

    REALLY HARD to get schedule changes. Irresponsible management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    No an exiting place to work anymore

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

    I have been working at San Jose State full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive faculty and nice location positioned in a 180 acres of SJ downtown.

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow, very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To learn how to manage not micromanage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Student Assistant

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

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary was nice.
    Work gained me experience

    Cons

    To much work some times which made me work less on my academics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are fine . no advices

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Small but everything you want

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Jose State

    Pros

    You cant beat the price for the education and location. More SJSU students working for top silicon valley employers; such as, Google, yahoo, netflix and more. I loved the school.

    Cons

    Wish it had more prestige and school spirit.

  6.  

    Wonderful

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

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great management
    Easy advancement
    Great co-workers
    Useful Skills.

    Cons

    Lack of hours for construction.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A primer California State University but still bureaucracy

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

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

    Pros

    A well intentioned university that constantly strives for student success. The structure of the University truly provides a large quantity of services within a single organization. Services like, housing, transportation, events, academics, health, finance and the list goes on.

    Cons

    The delivery of services by San Jose State University lacks a bit to be desired. The University pitches itself a being as college of everyone, no matter the need (culturally, academically, financially, socially, etc.) but tends to be "reactive" rather than "active" in it's approach. Fundamentally the University is driven by student enrollment and isn't accountable for much else. Hence the ernest from SJSU management is mostly on advertising rather then actively delivering quality services to students. This has a negative affect on both students and faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know business of California State Universities (and it is business) is a difficult one yet a business can't succeed on advertising alone. Every organization must understand there systems and sub-departments on every level and make sure there all addressing the needs of customers (students) given the current market. In our global economy, organizations have to innovate at every level in order to stay competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall its good

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

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

    Pros

    Easy job learned a lot

    Cons

    pay is not good

  9.  

    fun job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Jose State

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and the work isn't that hard

    Cons

    Work can be pretty repetitive and boring. Sometimes, management runs out of work for you to do.

  10.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Jose State

    Pros

    Work around your school schedule

    Cons

    Work where you live. No privacy

  11.  

    It was challenging, motivating, and kept me on my toes.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Jose State

    Pros

    one to one communication, personal growth

    Cons

    Strong personalities clash, spoke down upon through other departments,

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