California State University Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White (no image)
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73 Ratings
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  • "Low pay, limited upward mobility(in 20 reviews)

  • "Can work only 20 hrs/week as a part-time student assistant(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Student Finance Services"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training, Great Support, Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Little pay, No extra hours

  2. "I liked it"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Operator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at California State University part-time

    Pros

    People were nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Parking was not the best


  3. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at California State University full-time

    Pros

    Perfectly perfect place to eork

    Cons

    Great memories and grace of the time

  4. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Cyberinfrastructure Manager in Santa Rosa, CA

    I have been working at California State University full-time

    Pros

    Good people Hard work ethic Meaningful mission Great benefits

    Cons

    the pay could be more aligned with industry standards

  5. "Great working environment for students"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Photographer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great working environment for students with many learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited hours available per campus policy.

  6. "good"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, and good friendly work environment

    Cons

    limit to 20 hours for pert time student workers

  7. "Educational Environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in San Bernardino, CA

    I have been working at California State University full-time

    Pros

    Faculty members are very friendly.

    Cons

    As far as I know, there are no cons.

  8. "LA, large pond with lots of fish..."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California State University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small class size, supportive coworkers, great benefits, and diverse teaching experience!

    Cons

    Hard to find parking, heavy traffic around the campus, large body of part-time employees making work spots competitive, and limited helpful resources for student.

  9. "CSU Long Beach"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice campus with a lot of greens

    Cons

    None of them as I know of

  10. "Friendly"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at California State University full-time

    Pros

    Helpful colleagues; great benefits; beautiful office

    Cons

    Low salary and no telecommute

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