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CAL POLY Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "Great College for engineering"

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    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


  5. "Professor"

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    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


  6. "Teaching Assistant"

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    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.


  7. "19 Metro Station Employee"

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    Former Employee - 19 Metro Station Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - 19 Metro Station Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are very flexible and will suit your class schedule, work up to 20h/week. The other workers are generally very friendly.

    Cons

    Jobs can be monotonous, and talking or listening to music while working the floor is discouraged, so shifts can feel very long.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized; oftentimes people could be doing something more efficient but aren't. Also, find a better communication system between cooks and line severs if possible, since miscommunication were too frequent.

  8. "Student Technitian"

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    Current Employee - Student Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Student Technician in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Managers and work enviroment

    Cons

    Lack of hours at job

    Advice to Management

    Hire fewer Techs


  9. "On call custodian"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This job was pretty easy

    Cons

    Some parts of the job were boring


  10. "Fun, flexible jobs for students"

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

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

    Pros

    I got to set my own hours, and set the direction of the project I worked on as a research assistant. Working on the new technologies I got to work on was lots of fun.

    Cons

    The pay was pretty low. I could have made much more money with summer internships at private companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep letting students lead their projects. It works well when faculty members work at the same level as students. Finding a way to give merit-based raises could encourage people.


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