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Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Supportive staff, great work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Stress free, great benefits, nice campus (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay and hard for promotions (in 14 reviews)

  • some times gets hectic along with full time masters (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in San Marcos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California State University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance
    friendly environment
    job security
    excellent CA government benefit packages
    professional development opportunities

    Cons

    slow salary advancement
    other than that, there is little cons


  2. "Web Developer"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California State University part-time

    Pros

    Work environment is so good, Friendly employees, implementing new technologies.

    Cons

    Low salary for developers compared to current market price.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California State University full-time

    Pros

    benefits
    stable hours
    location
    job growth
    training
    job security
    work/life balance

    Cons

    bureaucracy
    salary
    slow paced
    behind-the-times
    lack of employee empowerment


  4. "Corporal/FTO-Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Cpl/FTO in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Cpl/FTO in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and opportunities throughout the state.

    Cons

    There are times management does not support or encourage its' rank and file

    Advice to Management

    Be open to suggestions and ideas from those on the front lines


  5. "teacher assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California State University part-time

    Pros

    easy job at cal state

    Cons

    low income compare to other jobs


  6. "Healthcare"

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

    I have been working at California State University part-time

    Pros

    Supportive staff, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay, not much room to for advancement.


  7. "Good job for a current student"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Fullerton, CA

    I worked at California State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Schedule was flexible around your classes

    Cons

    Timeclock (employee timkeeping app) was annoying to use on the phone

  8. "Ok to settle"

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

    I worked at California State University full-time

    Pros

    Great for Stability and continuing personal education

    Cons

    Not very progressive. Stagnant in terms of skill growth.


  9. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Fullerton, CA

    Pros

    Only had to work 8 hours a week, which allowed me to make cash on the side while focusing on my studies.

    Cons

    Professor I worked for was very unorganized. Professor constantly showed up late to class and gave me assignments last minute, sometimes while class was already in session.


  10. "Great First Job"

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California State University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Opportunities, Large Network

    Cons

    Lower pay, Lack of room for growth in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    increase pay or offer bonuses and realize positions other than education administration are very temporary.


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