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CAL POLY Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Super relaxed environment, flexible hours, cool co workers, time off requests are easy to fill out (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. "Mover - Surplus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great for a student job. They will work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Closes early so you cant get any hours past 4 pm.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fun place to work at during a student

    Cons

    nothing really nothing really nothing really

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "University Rhetoric & Writing Center Tutor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Works well with your class schedule and university life. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Overflow of students during peak finals and midterms seasons


  4. "Student Assistant"

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

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, co-workers have a lot in common, people are very flexible and usually work around hours

    Cons

    pay could be better, but that's normal for state schools


  5. "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


  6. "Technical Support"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "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.

  8. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, environment and hours

    Cons

    Pay should be slightly higher to be competitive with other schools


  9. "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


  10. "Instructional Student Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Work on your own hours
    Good Pay
    Good Review of coursework

    Cons

    Work can pick up heavily during midterms/finals


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