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CAL POLY Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  • Super relaxed environment, flexible hours, cool co workers, time off requests are easy to fill out (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1. "Student Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Works with students to schedule reasonable hours

    Cons

    There are no cons here


  2. "Technical Support"

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    Current Employee - Computer Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Cal Poly is extremely enjoyable and convenient for full-time students seeking a part time job. The hours are flexible enough to accommodate for your schedule. The users we support are incredibly friendly and always appreciate a job well done.

    Cons

    Some policies are outdated and/or inflexible.

    Advice to Management

    Consider approaching work hour restrictions for students on a case by case basis.

  3. "Low-stress on-campus design internship"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Design Intern in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Design Intern in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - project deadlines and requirements are clearly defined.

    Cons

    - the work itself (including ads, promotions, brochures) isn't super inspirational but still offers great opportunities to practice design as a profession.


  4. "Convenient and Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible for student schedules and personal commitments, great coworkers, convenient

    Cons

    Only paid once a month, high turnover


  5. "Cal Poly Robert E. Kennedy Library"

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    Current Employee - Circulation Desk Student Assistant in Cal Poly SLO, CA
    Current Employee - Circulation Desk Student Assistant in Cal Poly SLO, CA

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Easy work for students to do
    - Can do homework while on desk

    Cons

    - Brainless work
    - You will be questioning the work you are doing a lot and wondering why it is even necessary or helpful for the library


  6. "College of Engineering Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Faculty in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Full Time Faculty in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cal Poly has a great student body; students are extremely sharp and motivated. Teaching at Cal Poly is the best part of the job, as it should be.

    Cons

    Administration is bloated and getting more so every day. New VPs of this and that are continually being hired at very high salaries. It is sickening.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to faculty and classes being taught. These are the mission. Quit trying to erase Cal Poly's past by doing things like changing the name of our decades old "El Corral Bookstore" to "University Store". Wow, that was imaginative! Great leadership! Cut the size of your administration and put the resources saved into the mission of Cal Poly. You will become a hero and can do great things for Cal Poly.


  7. "Lab instructor at Cal Poly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at CAL POLY (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not much regulation on teaching style

    Cons

    Not much guidance for subject material at times.

  8. "Cal Poly Ticket Office-student employee"

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    Current Employee - Ticket Sales Representative in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Ticket Sales Representative in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere and management is very flexible with student schedules.

    Cons

    Requires to work weekends, but the hours are never too long.


  9. "Great Jon"

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    Current Employee - Student Manager in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Student Manager in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great corporation, bosses are very chill and environment is relaxed--can even do HW during shift

    Cons

    paid once a month, which sucks


  10. "University Housing On-Call Custodian"

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    Former Contractor - University Housing On-Call Custodian in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Contractor - University Housing On-Call Custodian in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAL POLY as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Higher than average pay for no experience job.

    Cons

    Labor intensive, getting on knees, deep cleaning, and detailed work.


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