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CAL POLY Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  • long commute and high cost of living (in 6 reviews)

  • Not sure if this is the same for full time employees because I only worked about 10 hours/week (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Supervisor Campus Dining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAL POLY full-time

    Pros

    Excellent full time benefit package and work with students every shift.

    Cons

    The management have the attitude of "it my way or the highway"

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the student employees for any improvement and let go of your pride because nobody is perfect.


  2. "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.


  3. "Prestigious School with Some Opportunities for Experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at CAL POLY (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful place to be a research assistant, or any job

    Cons

    Expensive to live on the area


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  5. "California Poly Police Staff"

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    Current Employee - Driver in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Driver in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not any good pros to drive in on campus!

    Cons

    The campus police is too much! No where to stop on campus to drop off riders. A constant nagging of drivers and students.

    Advice to Management

    Make more drop off accessibility!! Give these people more to do than to be so forceful and rude.


  6. "University Police Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay, meaningful work

    Cons

    Lot of standing around doing nothing. Mean people


  7. "Coordinator, Fraternity and Sorority Life"

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

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time

    Pros

    Great hands on experience to work with passionate student
    Lots of career development opportunities and a great staff to work with

    Cons

    Long hours compared to pay
    Can be difficult to manage work life balance


  8. "Workshop Facilitator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Very rewarding and a lot of leadership experience.

    Cons

    A lot responsibility and time requirements for a full time student. Facilitators are underpaid.


  9. "Great place for work-life balance and constant self-improvement"

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    Current Employee - Analyst/Programmer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst/Programmer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time

    Pros

    Working for Cal Poly is very enjoyable if you're looking for long-term career stability, work-life balance, and a chance to keep learning and polishing your skills as you work. Coworkers are generally friendly and respectful, and honest feedback and communication is encouraged. Lots of projects involve research and development into impact on the campus so you need to be self-motivated to learn new skill sets.

    Cons

    As a state university, promotions are infrequent and salary is not as competitive compared to the rest of the industry, which is an expected trade-off.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganization/restructuring happens once in a few years so be aware of changes in team dynamics and acceptance level of new changes.


  10. "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.


  11. "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



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