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Updated December 28, 2017
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CAL State LA President William A. Covino
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  • need more hours than just the regular part time (in 5 reviews)

  • Encountered company politics; hard to progress if not full-time faculty (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place for starting job"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - great co-workers

    Cons

    - no benefits as part time

    Advice to Management

    more rewards for high performers


  2. "Okay place to teach"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The other adjunct faculty are nice, if you teach introduction to psychology there is an informational meeting for teaching tips. There's a car service to take you to your building if you take the train to work. This campus uses Moodle, so you have to familiarize yourself with this system. Plenty of places to eat, but it's all very expensive. Some places give discounts for faculty members which is nice because there's a Starbucks on campus. Students are good to work with. Direct deposit offered

    Cons

    The psychology department seems a tad disorganized. The tech department and HR department are very slow, and can delay access to online communication with students. The department should notify faculty in advance if they will be teaching the following semester. As of now, the department notifies you a few weeks in advance. Not enough time to find another job.

    Advice to Management

    Expedite the process for new hires, organize the department, and the tech department should hire competent workers to assist faculty with access to the system

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not great support for the faculty."

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great students! Very diverse and interested student body.

    Cons

    The administration is not interested in supporting the faculty or improving the facilities.


  4. "University Tutorial Center"

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    Former Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Campus job, Educational, Diverse Environment

    Cons

    Keep up the good work. Many students appreciate the services being provided by the center.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Lab Thecnician"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equal oportunity to everyone in a diverse community

    Cons

    Pay is good but could be better.


  6. "Supportive Community"

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    Former Contractor - Supplemental Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Supplemental Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with some motivated individuals that are supportive, and kind

    Cons

    Parking is always a problem at Cal State LA, and the food availability is subpar


  7. "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Lead Office Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Office Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CAL State LA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some people there are great individuals

    Cons

    Management can care less of their employees. The work ethic and moral are very low.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "No room for growth unless you have a PhD."

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    Current Employee - Student Services Professional III in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Services Professional III in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAL State LA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, almost nothing is taken out of salary. Tuition remission is available. I enjoy working for the students.

    Cons

    Not vested in retirement until after 5 years! Bellow vacation time, compared to other universities. Upper management does not support SSPs. Too many SSPs completed their bachelor's and master's on campus and refuse to change.

    Advice to Management

    Add SSP IVs to the campus, most other CSUs have them. Also provide management training for Academic Affairs faculty in management positions. These "managers" do not know how to support staff because they've only ever taught in a classroom.


  9. "Student Assistant at Cal State Los Angeles"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for students to focus on their educational goals while gaining real work experience.

    Cons

    Part time hours, guess this is to keep your focus on your course load


  10. "Operations Coordinator (Student Union)"

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAL State LA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Insurance and 401k package. Flexible with days off and scheduling.

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive compared to other Student Union positions.


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