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CSU Channel Islands Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Adjust hours to your class schedule (in 5 reviews)

  • work well around school schedule (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay scale, experience is main compensation (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked here part time as a student in the ASI department. The hours were flexible to fit with my class schedule. There were deadlines to meet, but my team was great at getting the work done and doing it well.

    Cons

    There were a few too many meetings, some seemed redundant.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. This is a great place for students to work.


  2. "Opportunity to learn how not to do things and take your experience somewhere else"

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    Former Employee - Staff
    Former Employee - Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great students and co-workers in some departments

    Cons

    Administrators that build entire administrative staff just to micromanage their employees. Horrible pay for lots of work and if you do well you are rewarded with more work and no compensation. Too many staff that were elevated to administrator level that can't do there jobs hire student workers to cover them and treat everyone with an attitude. Bereaucracy that spends money on all the wrong things and yet all departments are poorly funded. Organization can get so bad that students don't have housing because financial aid but school does nothing to remedy and shift blame on students. Lots of administrators that claim they are student centered but only care about accolades and themselves. HR department tries to prevent employees from getting fair wages. Lots of staff that do little and waiting to get their retirement benefits. If you get an opportunity to grow it's only because you know the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the administrators who only got their position by simply working there for a long time and have no idea how to do their job. Hire people not from internal candidates who are actually qualified and experienced. Stop all the nepotism.

  3. "Student position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, care about the students and how they grow.

    Cons

    campus is in the middle of farms and parking is hard to find depending on the time you arrive.


  4. "Excellent location, great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CSU Channel Islands part-time

    Pros

    The faculty are excellent, staff are wonderful. The weather is fantastic and the environment is fast-paced yet relaxed at the same time.

    Cons

    Heavy emphasis on administration and management


  5. "Nice experience for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands part-time

    Pros

    401k during the summer session (if you are hired)
    faculty is fantastic
    Adjust hours to your class schedule

    Cons

    none I can think of


  6. "Good benefits, but poor administration, as with any school"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Recommends

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good colleagues for the most part, but there are always some bad eggs. Nice area to work in, very nice weather. Amazing benefits, medical insurance while part time, along with pension option!

    Cons

    Crazy politics for a small school, poor administration, understaffed faculty, and they are not willing to hire more technicians to assist.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff, and they wont leave.


  7. "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands full-time

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere and lots of people dedicated to their work

    Cons

    A bit far from nightlife

    Advice to Management

    Keep up that positive attitude everyone has!

  8. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CSU Channel Islands part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I learn a lot about computer science by tutoring it.. It keeps me sharp on the fundamentals. Also the faculty care a lot.

    Cons

    Payment is monthly not biweekly. Tutor training could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Make payment faster (bi-weekly could be good). Also better resources (i.e. previous year's homework assignments could help us be more effective in tutoring students.


  9. "Great University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at CSU Channel Islands part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, convenient, great supervisors, resume building, skill building

    Cons

    Low pay, not year round, limited jobs, too much competition, quiet


  10. "Instructional Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CSU Channel Islands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great community and culture on campus.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress and receive pay increases.


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