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Arizona State University Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment for all part time student employees (in 87 reviews)

  • Good work environment with flexible hours (in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • Need to pay for parking to go to work (in 16 reviews)

  • Work / life balance was difficult (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very collaborative, viabrant environment , great customer service and supervisors

    Cons

    It is a very large university and the quality of education might suffer a little bit because of that


  2. "asu review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time

    Pros

    working with students directly on a daily basis

    Cons

    its hard to get pay raises and bonus. its hard to have the "drive" to come to work, at times.

  3. "Teaching assistant at the school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona State University full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    work can be stressful but generally everything is good


  4. "Low pay, too large class size"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The weather, if you don't mind the scorching heat and dust

    Cons

    Low salary and large class size

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the teacher to student ratio and stop exploiting your grad students


  5. "Working as a research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Aide Structural Group in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Aide Structural Group in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good work environment with flexible hours

    Cons

    Funding is an issue so tuition might not be waived for all


  6. "No complaints"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Arizona State University part-time

    Pros

    Great job opportunities for students, flexible

    Cons

    Large university so communication is limited


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Could be worse, could be better. Not the most innovative after all."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits: Cadillac health, dental, vision, tuition waiver approx 75% coverage for you spouse and children. 100% match of 11% on ASRS, 22 vacation + 12 sick and 10 holiday if there 5 or more years or manager level and up. Wellness program, legal assistance, continuos education training and funding for licenses, conferences and memberships.... Golden handcuffs. Good potential to promote from within, in good time, for the right personality. Great branding, huge employer, proud to work here, student energy is contagious.

    Cons

    No working from home ever. Strict adherence to schedule, either 7-4, 8-5, 9-6. Pay for parking - yes, even the employees. There's a gym membership, but that also costs and can be paid by payroll deduct. Retirement is mandatory so huge chunk o change being deducted. Take home salary ends up 1/2 what you expected. Huge ship, many different leaders, going their own directions... lots of bureaucracy and ambiguity, constantly growing and evolving and changing. You need to be very flexible to enjoy the ride. Not much recognition for support staff. Faculty, researchers and students are everything, the rest of us are lucky to be here. And they tell us that often.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to invest in your staff, meet monthly at least, mentor them, develop them, engage them, do give regular feedback, don't nitpick, do annual appraisals, give recognition, succession plan. Let them work 4-10s or from home sometimes.

  8. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona State University part-time

    Pros

    Great weather. Supportive environment. Nice benefits.

    Cons

    Too hot in the summer! Public education funding in the state is quite low.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. "Undergraduate Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working under professor is great for you resume.

    Cons

    It could be very overwhelming if you work for a professor that has poor communication.


  10. "Benefits Galore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits like tuition waiver.

    Cons

    Office politics create a terrible environment to get work done.

    Advice to Management

    Make unified decisions instead of fighting each other for resources.


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