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CAL POLY Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "The job will be on campus and flexible hours exist" (in 30 reviews)

  • "great work environment for students" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "long commute and high cost of living" (in 9 reviews)

  • "They work their part time workers sometimes to be full time but do not provide the additional benefits" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to work independently

    Cons

    Maximum hours as a student is 20 per week


  2. "Academic Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time

    Pros

    The people are work with are overall good and the higher ups are supportive.

    Cons

    Marginalized students are not supported as much as they should

  3. "Great people and positive atmosphere but salary growth can be slow"

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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

    Wonderful working environment with motivated, friendly colleagues and supportive management.

    Cons

    Salary growth can be minimal and slow due to being a public university, budget limitations, and a hierarchical chain of approval for salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    Support opportunities for professional growth and salary growth for your employees to retain loyal, experienced employees over the long term and to avoid high turnover rates.


  4. "Grader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment , good pay

    Cons

    Pay is restricted per month


  5. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Offices on campus are typically very flexible with student hours.

    Cons

    Cal Poly does not pay Student Assistants very much. Most jobs are minimum wage or within a couple dollars of it.


  6. "Grader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people all want you to do well

    Cons

    Not always incredibly organized, some confusion


  7. "Resident Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    RA Housing is paid for

    Cons

    RA Work is overly time consuming and difficult, and pays nothing monetarily.

  8. "Student assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours and wonderful staff

    Cons

    this is a great okay to work


  9. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible with class hours and test

    Cons

    no cons to share about cal poly


  10. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, good management, and fun co-workers

    Cons

    could be better with communication