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CAL State San Marcos Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "Accounts Payable Student Assistant/ Palliative Care Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Student Assistant in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Student Assistant in San Marcos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAL State San Marcos part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for Accounts Payable, you will immerse your knowledge with various fields of profession and familiarize yourself with how they relate to your own profession. The responsibilities of a student assistant resembles that of an administrative support but deals with less rigors of responsibilities. The type of work you will be doing will help you develop job related skill sets that are globally practiced (e.g. Multitasking, exceptional customer service, pride in quality of work, etc.).

    Cons

    This job is not ideal for everyone, where one may prefer less challenging tasks and prefer settling for adequate skills sets. The needs of this job require a great sense of attention to details, accuracy, and more than minimal effort.


  2. "Library Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in San Marcos, CA

    I worked at CAL State San Marcos (More than a year)

    Pros

    People you work with are amazing

    Cons

    My boss sucked and shouldn't even have been my boss.


  3. "Excellent colleagues, excellent benefits, low pay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Library Services Specialist in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Library Services Specialist in San Marcos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely supportive colleagues, plenty of mentoring opportunities, great health benefits, good morale programs for staff, beautiful campus, centrally located in town, campus president strives to make this an enjoyable campus to work at.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, lowest paid salaries on average among CSU campuses. Difficult to live on salary unless you are a single adult living in a studio apartment or with roommates.

    Advice to Management

    N/A - most issues are at the state level, not the campus level.


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  5. "Great Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People and benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    None I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy management


  6. "Learning Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAL State San Marcos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really helpful for being a teacher

    Cons

    not many classes open in Summer


  7. "Counselor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counselor in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Counselor in San Marcos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are very dedicated to ensuring the success of students and work collaboratively to make that happen. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than other institutions of higher education.


  8. "Good for students - Writing Center"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writing Consultant in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Writing Consultant in San Marcos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAL State San Marcos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible with work schedule. Good pay. Provides materials for personal development in writing and tutoring.

    Cons

    Prefer more options for training meetings, but to be expected when they're so accommodating with hours.


  9. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist MARKETING ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist MARKETING ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR in San Marcos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CAL State San Marcos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    *great benefits
    *good opportunities to advance
    *great network

    Cons

    *lower salary
    *short-staffed
    *lack of organization


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to get an interview but easy once I got in the door."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in San Marcos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment. All staff members get a paid holiday break during the week of christmas through NewYears. Awesome employee's union. Amazing job security due to the union. All salaried employees earn overtime for work beyond 40 per week, Ive never heard of another employee that offers that. Really cool environment

    Cons

    Overall low pay and lack of growth potential. Heavily Bureaucratic. A lot of the faculty and professors are not held accountable for their actions or lack of follow through related to college business and administrators have to pick up the slack. You must have a Ph.D to hold a senior administrative position, and a lot of those people don't posses the business acumen to be effective in those positions (ie. a Doctorate in Sociology doesn't translate to effective business skills like budget management).

    Advice to Management

    Treat Staff and Faculty equitably. Offer more opportunities for raises. The In-Range Progression is flawed and inequitable. The overall classification system is too broad and it makes it very difficult to request a reclassification to receive increased compensation.


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere and the other associates are great!

    Cons

    There was not much besides the fact that I left because they had to cut my hours down


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