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CAL State LA Los Angeles Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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CAL State LA President William A. Covino
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Pros
  • We had great office staff, great to interact and assist with students, and an awesome working environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Its a friendly environment that gave a lot of flexibility to to doing School Work, while still getting work done (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Less pay, every process is a time consuming process (in 4 reviews)

  • Full-time faculty treat staff as personal assistants (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Student Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and faculty support,Campus atmosphere etc

    Cons

    Less opportunities to work on campus for part-time


  2. "Student Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, good campus, experience lots of on campus events on campus

    Cons

    Less pay, every process is a time consuming process


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Support Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The heath benefits is pretty good. They also offer dental if you are a permanent employee. Tuition is also subsidized.

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking. Also, depending on what time you start parking may be bad even if you have a staff permit.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be so condescending. Being a good leader may be tough but that doesn't mean you should be tough on those below you.


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  5. "University Writing Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Writing Tutor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Writing Tutor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, great co-workers and management, light job

    Cons

    not a lot of hours were available after hiring new tutors

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "Good place to have connection with professor and studying"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CAL State LA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Professors are good and helpful
    -Get to attain many conferences and publish your research

    Cons

    -Too much work for student
    -Sometimes gets difficult to concentrate on studies


  7. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Alhambra, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Alhambra, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facilities
    Friendly Campus
    24X7 Hour library
    Many Social activities
    great campus

    Cons

    Hard to find oncampus jobs, takes a while.

    Advice to Management

    Have more international students job openings.


  8. "Pay less"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Eoc in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Eoc in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good working environment for student

    Cons

    Less Pay compared to the work

    Advice to Management

    Increase Pay


  9. "good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Alhambra, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Alhambra, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    day job, less pressure, easy to get hired

    Cons

    less pay, student center staff not so cooperative,


  10. "Communications Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    wonderful school, a lot of innovation going on with the new president

    Cons

    Politics in administration, ageism, and sexism at the top. Some of the administration at the top forget that they should help and serve students, instead of minimizing the opinion of the student body.


  11. "For Faculty Not Staff"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Graduate Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical on the first day of employment.
    Casual dress
    Farmers Market
    Ability to enjoy student activities

    Cons

    Parking sucks
    Full-time faculty treat staff as personal assistants
    Lowest paid in the CSU system
    Athletics sucks
    No School Spirit

    Advice to Management

    None.


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