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CAL POLY Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Super relaxed environment, flexible hours, cool co workers, time off requests are easy to fill out (in 20 reviews)

  • Best work/life balance of any job imaginable (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Student Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, healthy relationship with supervisor

    Cons

    No particular complaints, the pay was just a bit above minimum wage.


  2. "Assistant Dean External Relations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time

    Pros

    great people, state position, flexible

    Cons

    bureaucratic, slow to move, not huge growth potential

  3. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    I work as a student assistant on a project, and I love it! I get to pick my own hours, and it is really worthwhile work.

    Cons

    There is a lot of paperwork to fill out. After getting the position, I'd block off half a day for running around campus getting signatures for your paperwork.


  4. "Instructional Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Relatively easy work, since you only grade for the classes that you have done well in/are qualified for
    -Only a few hours a week for when I worked, which was perfect since I also needed to focus on my classes
    -There are opportunities to grade for multiple professors if you want more hours

    Cons

    -Depending on the class, grading is often quite boring. As a college student however this is one of the better jobs you can get to work while going to school as the work feels just like another homework assignment.


  5. "WAS GOOD"

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the student body

    Cons

    There was not much diversity

    Advice to Management

    Have more fun


  6. "not sure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it was fun and everyone was friendly

    Cons

    i had to walk around campus a lot


  7. "Student"

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

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, Tough Electrical engineering program

    Cons

    School is very hilly, get walking shoes

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  8. "Potential for greatness"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAL POLY full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful, dedicated co-workers and staff. Very supportive.

    Cons

    Unprofessional interim director who seemed more self-interested than team focused.


  9. "Review From a Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Student in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great education which guarantees my future success.

    Cons

    Massive Workload and it's a bit isolated.

    Advice to Management

    Website buggy, communication lacking.


  10. "Good job, friendly staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Everyone at cal poly is super nice. Working on campus is very convenient too.

    Cons

    I don't really see any cons


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