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CSU Sacramento Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Exciting work environment that is student focused (in 7 reviews)

  • Beautiful campus, great to walk around and be in the hustle and bustle of the students (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • There were no real cons except the low pay, which is expected for a student position (in 10 reviews)

  • No cons to speak of at this time (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Staff, networking with state agencies

    Cons

    Miss out on some of the certification programs.


  2. "Administrative Analyst/Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Analyst/Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Analyst/Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of wonderful people employed at the University. Overall, the workplace is positive and fun. Training opportunities are available depending on the state of the budget.

    Cons

    State employment means lower salaries than private employment. Advancement is slow or non-existent because of that. Employees are asked to personally financially sacrifice for campus expansions/upgrades.

    Advice to Management

    If someone is an asset but not happy in their position..don't string them along with false promises for reclassification just to maximize their usefulness in that job. You'll lose their trust and they WILL move on to greener pastures


  3. "Great People Who Care"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love all of my co-workers. We all stand together in a collective love for learning and helping other reach their goals and professional dreams.

    Cons

    Not many promotional opportunities and low pay for the amount of work required.

    Advice to Management

    Stand together with "the underlings" to help raise wages and create/continue creating a united presence in the community.


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  5. "Office of the Registrar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSU Sacramento full-time

    Pros

    Always work to do for highly analytical types, such as myself.

    Cons

    Some characters from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, entertaining yet not good for morale.

    Advice to Management

    LOTS more mandatory fun.


  6. "Graphic Designer I"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSU Sacramento full-time

    Pros

    Good steady pay, great benefits. I lucked out with a decent office culture and co-workers I got along with. Had a great supervisor and director, very supportive. Pretty much creative control on most projects.

    Cons

    Some co-workers feel threatened by young talent. Encouraged to work slowly. Not as much opportunity to move up as the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    I thought management was superb. Knowledgeable and open to most directions you want to take your current projects.


  7. "Convenient if you need an on campus job"

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    Former Employee - IT Student Assistant in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - IT Student Assistant in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CSU Sacramento (More than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient if you have an on campus job and work in between classes.

    Cons

    Don't expect any raises if you have a student job.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for advancement.


  8. "Everything is great, until you realize....."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CSU Sacramento full-time

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Great retirement plan
    -Great work schedule
    -Great work environment

    Cons

    -Everybody talks behind everyone's back
    -Turnaround time is slow
    -Low pay and slow and very small raises
    -Lots of gossip


  9. "Best Higher Ed Employer in Sacramento Region"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSU Sacramento full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting work environment that is student focused. Very diversified student population and services to support student success. No two days are the same. Plenty of programs and committee work to stay involved and make a difference. Employees who go the extra mile are often recognized.

    Cons

    Pay can be low for some classifications and budget cuts make it hard to get necessary resources to do a better job serving students.

    Advice to Management

    Hire to diversify staff and faculty to represent the diverse student population,


  10. "Average Adjunct"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good location, close to town, nice atmosphere on campus

    Cons

    lower pay, some students very unmotivated, typical adjunct problems


  11. "Teaching Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment to work, can keep updated with new updated technologies

    Cons

    Very short deadlines, hard to manage school and work



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