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SF State University Benefits

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  • Feb 19, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Instructor in San Francisco, California

    Excellent basic benefits for those working at least 60% time; in at least some positions, these benefits continue into retirement, which is a major plus. There is an employee cost for some of these, but far less than might be found in a comparable private-enterprise position.

  • Apr 06, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current IT Consultant in San Francisco, California

    Good: - take courses for free - health insurance - easy job Bad: - No career development - Salary in lower than the job market

  • Jan 29, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Student Assistant in San Francisco, California

    Not many benefits for part-time really, except unpaid sick leave and a 401k. We did get an employee discount for some food vendors at the mall though (usually 10%). We also had the option to take classes costing up to $600* (previously $1,000*) per year for free if they didn't conflict with our work schedule (usually that was night classes offered 6:30-9:30pm). *note: may be a little off on these numbers.

  • Oct 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Francisco, California

    My position was a Emergency hire position so here was no benefits packages.

  • Jul 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in San Francisco, California

    CalPERS! Pension plan. you are set as long as you get vested.

  • Mar 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in San Francisco, California

    There are different levels of health insurance options with various cost. If you want a good coverage, the cost can be very high. Vision plan is through VSP and its most basic plan you could ever get, almost useless.

  • Mar 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Lecturer in San Francisco, California

    CALPERS pension and health benefits are fantastic.

  • Nov 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Francisco, California

    By the hour, no benefits. If i was sick i would have had to just ask my supervisor and make up the hours another way.

  • Oct 31, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in San Francisco, California

    Great benefits - no complaints. Started with 2 weeks vacation for first 3 years working there, with additional 1 week shutdown during Christmas time (since its a university and there's no one on campus whatsoever). After 3 years, got 3 weeks vacation, for 4 weeks total (which includes the shutdown week in Christmas). Also 13 paid holidays which, with additional 1 personal holiday that you can take anytime. There's a 403b instead of 401k because we're talking public-sector here. Health insurance is awesome. In 2017 Kaiser was $0. For big families this is huge. Of course vision and dental as well. You get 2 dentist visits per calendar year. That seems pretty good - clean teeth at least. Also I got glasses every year. Not much in the way of "company" perks like the free food at Google, or free gym, or coffee / water cooler room. You have to pay for all of those at SFSU. You have to pay for the gym (though the new gym is new and state of the art). Its a school with a founding date of 1899 and there are some improvements to the buildings but there are some older buildings as well. There's a school bookstore right on campus and this can be very convenient to grab some batteries, pens or notepad, books, cards for birthdays etc. Lots of eateries on campus, and walking distance to the Stonestown mall, but I digress.

  • Nov 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Francisco, California

    Did not pay well enough

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  • Family Medical Leave
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