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CAL POLY Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • 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. "Study Session Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    The people are really great

    Cons

    Some times lack of direction


  2. "College Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Works around your class schedule

    Cons

    the position can be a little Boring

  3. "Research Assitant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Very easy to get the paper work done.

    Cons

    Hard to know what counts as hours


  4. "Good experience as teaching associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    As a graduate student, it was convenient and productive to work as a teaching associate on campus.

    Cons

    Low pay and big time commitment.

    Advice to Management

    Provide additional assistance to teaching associates.


  5. "Student Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAL POLY part-time

    Pros

    Super flexible with your academic schedule. Your school work was your priority, however you had to have great time management. Fairly good communication throughout the university entities.

    Cons

    They pay was not great.


  6. "Ticket Seller"

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    Current Employee - Ticket Seller in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Ticket Seller in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super relaxed environment, flexible hours, cool co workers, time off requests are easy to fill out.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for upward mobility.


  7. "Classroom Technologies Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Cal Poly SLO, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Cal Poly SLO, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, easy job once you get a hang of things.

    Cons

    Can be boring and tedious at times

    Advice to Management

    Give us more purpose

  8. "Great College for engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate professors who care deeply about the success of students. Heavy club emphasis makes for environment of productivity and support.

    Cons

    As an Electrical Engineering student the work load is very heavy. Makes for a very stressful and deadline driven environment


  9. "Professor"

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

    I have been working at CAL POLY full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great location and weather. High quality students. Wonderful undergraduate education for the price

    Cons

    Low salaries and insufficient classrooms to handle the load

    Advice to Management

    Worry less about 4 year graduation rates and more about maintaining high quality hands-on education


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience, Easy Job, Meet new people, Good pay relative to other student jobs, very flexible, gain greater understanding of the struggles as a teacher

    Cons

    The selection process is not the best and sometimes the best candidate isn't the one that gets the jobs. Its more on favoritism and teacher relations. This takes away from the students experience from the class.

    Advice to Management

    Make selection process more though out.


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