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- "Great benefits and a sense of energy as the campus is always abuzz with activity." (in 277 reviews)
- "The team I worked with trained me in all aspects of my job and were great people all around to work with." (in 203 reviews)
- "Flexible hours and great for the CV if you are considering graduate school in economics." (in 171 reviews)
- "Good work environment and stuff" (in 108 reviews)
- "Flexible schedule; fun if you enjoy teaching; good way to meet others in similar majors." (in 72 reviews)
- "Pay is low and see you as very temporary so they don’t invest much into you." (in 382 reviews)
- "Low salaries and not created equal across the various departments." (in 163 reviews)
- "Parking is expensive and crowded" (in 62 reviews)
- "long working hour and bad management" (in 58 reviews)
- "Student workers make less than minimum wage when starting out due to working for a university." (in 28 reviews)
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- 5.0Aug 30, 2023DirectorFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsTempe, AZ
ASU is a strong community with many benefits from healthcare to tuition and free speaker events. opportunities to make a difference for others and gain work experience for yourself. The mission toward inclusive education is strongly felt everywhere and it creates a sense of unity across the institution. Lots of cool projects and programs to get involved in. Once you're in and doing a good job, there is always work to be done somewhere so your job is pretty secure. As a state institution, there is plenty of business operations bureaucracy, which is necessary to prevent grand chaos, but if you can get good at finding creative solutions, you're a highly coveted asset. You can work yourself up to a nice salary, but you'll have to make it happen yourself by strong conversations and perhaps by moving around internally. I believe the org is working to bring more diversity to top tier leadership. ASU is masterful at communicating university news and keeping the community in the know with announcements.
The institution is very decentralized in the way it approaches people management and projects. I think this works well to foster innovation, but anyone going in needs to know that the culture they experience will depend greatly on the people leading their unit or team. I would recommend digging as deep as possible before committing to ensure that job candidates are aligned with - or at least can tolerate - the leadership style of the unit.
- 3.0Nov 2, 2023Sr. Instructional DesignerFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsTempe, AZ
The work pace / demands are pretty chill. Independence to do your work how you like. Coworkers are usually great. Great benefits. Generous tuition discounts.
Pay is laughably low + no COL adjustments, & merit raises are few & far between & stingy (2.5%). You're stuck at 2 weeks vacation time for the first 2 years & that's not negotiable. Nearly impossible to advance - so many team & unit leads have been sitting in their jobs for a decade, so there's nowhere for you to go up, even with year over year great performance reviews. Most jobs you are supposed to come in to the office at least 3 days a week.1
- 3.0Nov 28, 2023Program CoordinatorFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Internal movement is fairly easy, you are a priority candidate when looking internally. Some departments are well managed, when you get the right department the tasks and work day become easier and fulfilling. Working with student workers is probably the most exciting and fun I have had in my career of working. To give them the opportunity to work and contribute as well as getting to know each one was amazing.
There isn't a code of conduct that hold departments and directors accountable. Each department is their own hub and their own world. I have worked for 4 different places within ASU during my 6 years and I can tell you only one of the 4 was a healthy balanced workplace. The others had different levels of toxicity that should not have been tolerated by ASu standards....alas....nothing changed. The people I have worked for are still holding their positions regardless of their candor. Be very careful of the place you interview with, really examine every minute behavior to determine of it is a place worth working for. ASU is a very disjointed work place with plenty of nepotism. 3-4 departments I worked within had cousins, neices/nephews, children, and spouses working in the same place. Many were people in power and these individuals abused their status. Unfortunately, many positions are all about who you know versus what you know. If you do not have an "in," you will not be considered. ASU in general has difficulty hiring from outside of its own organization. The lack of fresh thinkers is what holds ASU back.
- 5.0Nov 28, 2023Digital Content ProducerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearPhoenix, AZ
Lots of hands-on experience with social media and publishing creative digital content. Flexible work schedule for students.
nothing negative to mention about the experience
- 2.0Sep 14, 2023Research AnalystFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsPhoenix, AZ
My time working in this role had some positive aspects. Firstly, the team I worked with was friendly and generally supportive. They made the job more enjoyable with their camaraderie and willingness to help when needed. Additionally, the office environment was comfortable and well-maintained, which contributed to a pleasant work atmosphere. The company's commitment to work-life balance was also a plus, with flexible hours and the option for remote work.
However, there were definite downsides to this job. The workload was often unpredictable, with busy periods followed by slow ones, making it challenging to plan and manage tasks efficiently. The lack of clear career advancement opportunities was disappointing, and it felt like there was little investment in employee development. The compensation, while decent, was not competitive enough given the demands of the job and the industry standards. Lastly, communication from upper management regarding company goals and changes was often lacking, leaving employees feeling out of the loop.2
- 1.0Nov 17, 2023SaaSFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsTempe, AZ
Made some good friends that I worked with.
My overall impression of the SaaS job at ASU is unfortunately far from positive. While I acknowledge the complexity of implementing SaaS solutions in a large educational institution, the challenges I encountered were, in my opinion, beyond what should be expected in a well-established organization. One major issue I encountered was the lack of effective communication throughout the implementation process. Critical information about the project timeline, expectations, and potential roadblocks was often unclear or not communicated at all. This resulted in confusion among team members and a lack of transparency regarding the project's progress. Furthermore, the training provided for the new SaaS tools was insufficient. The training sessions were rushed, and there was minimal follow-up support for staff members who struggled to adapt to the new system. This not only hindered productivity but also created an atmosphere of frustration and resistance among team members.
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Arizona State University has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 5,270 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at Arizona State University to a friend and 68% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
82% of Arizona State University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Arizona State University 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.