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Arizona State University Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • Great work environment for all part time student employees (in 81 reviews)

  • There is a great work life balance and they allowed me to take eight weeks off when my baby girl was born (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Database Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good retirement plan, discount on education (however you are taxed on this discount which comes directly out of your paycheck)

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, too many high and mid level managers, little career growth,


  2. "Research Assistant."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you find yourself in a good lab, its an amazing university.

    Cons

    The climate in summer is really unbearable.

    Advice to Management

    Make student advising more student-friendly.

  3. "Amazing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Encouragement from peers and supervisors,
    Friendly work environment,
    good work and life balance,
    great place for research,
    professional and ethical in all modes of business

    Cons

    There are no major downsides to working here. Some of the activities need self-motivation, you might miss working in teams sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, innovative ideas for continuously improving wokplace , diversity, professionalism. Please ensure that there is more contact with the industrial world and more fruitful dialogues.


  4. "ASU Executive Education Dpt."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff/faculty, very friendly and professional. Access to a huge amount of resources. Opportunity for networking and meeting fellow professionals.

    Cons

    Some departments can migrate or be transferred to different campuses, although due notice is given. (For example, my position in Exec Ed was dissolved because the department moved from Tempe campus to Thunderbird campus).

    Advice to Management

    Keep true to your core values in policing the employees. Allow the free flow of creativity by being open to suggestions.


  5. "Grader job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work,keep the balance between personal life and work.

    Cons

    Hard to the application, and they need a better coordinator to attention this position.

    Advice to Management

    I love my school


  6. "Overall good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location and coworkers. Discounted tuition.

    Cons

    Parking and typically decreased pay in comparison to non-academic research.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Administrative Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great work life balance. Good community and beautiful campus. In the fall and spring you and walk around campus run up A mountain. Coworkers are great and education benefits are great.

    Cons

    Bad management. If you are a staff member you do not have any rights or any say in anything. If your faculty supervisor leaves you may get a new boss that no one can work with. Your best bet is find another position in a different department or wait it out for a few years. Be aware that any complaints or concerns that are brought up to management only puts a target on your back.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Toxic tenure faculty do not make good managers and should not be able to fire people when they become managers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "teaching faculty get paid incredibly low"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arizona State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Resources
    Tuition reimbursement for family / children
    apparent prestige?
    Flexible schedule. Some semesters, I could come in just one day a week!
    Ability to pick schedule (for the most part)

    Cons

    Teaching faculty are paid incredibly low.
    There are no easy ways to get promoted if you're "just" a teaching faculty.
    Tenure track / tenured faculty make sure the non-tenure track know they are the best.
    Little appreciation for teaching faculty.
    Insanely large classes of 60 to 100+++ students with no support

    Advice to Management

    Treat faculty as though they are worth it.
    Hire from outside, not just the graduates


  9. "Great position if you are a student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Management Intern in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management Intern is a great position if you are a current student at ASU. You get a lot of the benefits that staff and faculty receive but generally interns are only part time. So management interns will receive great medical benefits (medical, vision and dental) while also getting a tuition discount for yourself, spouse and children. It also means a bit of a pay raise from a student worker position.

    Cons

    I am different sort of Management Intern where I already had my degree when I was promoted to this position, so I am not a current student. It was an easy way for my department to keep me on. However, the pay, while a step up for a current student, is not nearly enough for someone who already has a degree. In other words not enough to live on. I am not planning on getting a graduate degree for some time so there are not a lot of benefits for me staying in this position. So I would highly recommend a Management Intern position to someone who is in the process of getting their degree or wants to take classes, just to avoid a lot of debt, but not otherwise.


  10. "Sports Official"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance was good and people you work with are other students usually so it is a nice environment

    Cons

    Pay is bad and depending on the job it can definitely not be worth it to deal with the people that you do on a daily basis.


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