Colorado State University Reviews
76% would recommend to a friend
(1658 total reviews)
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- "Great people to work with and in other de" (in 113 reviews)
- "The benefits at CSU are really good." (in 81 reviews)
- "You can have flexible hours and you have more time dealing with your own work." (in 69 reviews)
- "Friendly staff and students." (in 33 reviews)
- "Good work environment and students" (in 27 reviews)
- "Because the pay is low you only get desperate candidates who cant get a job elsewhere." (in 130 reviews)
- "The salary is low but you are able to survive with it" (in 49 reviews)
- "Parking is expensive and limited" (in 22 reviews)
- "But there are certainly plenty of departments with a lack of diversity and a plethora of middle" (in 9 reviews)
- "Minimum wage provided for working at rough hours such as early in the morning (7am) or until late at night (midnight)." (in 9 reviews)
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Updated Dec 4, 2023
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- 2.0Dec 4, 2023Structural Trades IICurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsFort Collins, CO
The co-workers are very friendly a lot of paid days off
management doesn't listen to ideas to better the company pursuing the idea of going green over productivity Ex: removing transportation to get between buildings despite being in charge of multiple buildings incredibly understaffed but is refusing to hire (they want to run a "lean" staff) sever bullying and harassment from middle management pay is terrible with no good way of advancing mandatory overtime (limited) Zero formal training on anything relating to your job position
- 4.0Dec 3, 2023Customer ServiceCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsFort Collins, CO
Accommodating for students Flexible work hours Opportunities to increase salary
Very busy Can be overwhelming at times
- 2.0Sep 1, 2023Veterinary TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsFort Collins, CO
Insurance is very good, 11 paid holidays per year, good sick time and PTO; State Classified employees have a good union now
No longer hiring State Classified vet techs; dismal pay; no appreciation for credentialed vet techs until Colorado passed a law protecting their status. Have to pay for parking ($325-$625 per year); have to compete with every other technician (credentialed and non-credentialed) for CE monies and can’t get any until you have been working there for two years, very difficult to move into higher classifications (Vet Tech II, Vet Tech III, etc.). Promotions not based on technical skills, but based on admin abilities and in-house politics. If your faculty doesn’t like you, you will never be able to get a promotion.1
- 3.0Nov 1, 2023Undergraduate Teaching AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsFort Collins, CO
Easy to get to classes at the end of every shift. Networking with department and university is very easy. Scheduling accounts for your needs as a student
Schedules are made at the start of every semester and usually don't change. Hours are limited especially for undergraduates and usually cannot get more then 20 hours. Shifts can be difficult to get covered if you work in a small team.
- 4.0Nov 26, 2023Academic Success CoordinatorCurrent Employee
Keeps the student and access at the center of all decisions
Administrative turnover the past 4 years
- 5.0May 15, 2023DriverFormer Employee, more than 1 yearFort Collins, CO
This is actually a fun job. You pick up the stuff, sort the stuff, put the good stuff out for sale, and smash the bad stuff with a sledge hammer to recycle or throw away. You can tailor your schedule to your classes and Jake encourages you to take hour lunches. Jake really understands the lives of working students and Lino really tries to help accommodate all types of schedules with the way he runs the truck routes. You'll gain valuable practical skills in forklifting, truck driving, inventory systems, appraising retail items, recycling procedures, etc. A low pressure setting where accidents are learning experiences not excuses to mock or punish. I'm leaving after two school years and my experience has secured me a great job at another large university. Not a mistake to work here. ANY MAJOR can find valuable experience here. Sustainability majors can learn about recycling and reuse, compsci students can gain experience testing, repairing and scrapping a wide array of tech, Business majors will gain experience in asset management/inventory systems, Heck even Fashion majors would love to sort through vintage lost and found clothing to update their wardrobe. The list goes on folks, work here and find your reason.
Some lifting Sometimes you'll get a little dirty Make sure to wear gloves Driving a box truck on a campus of 25000 students on bikes and hoverboards can be daunting The pay structure is bound to the constraints of the student employee rules for the entire university. Not open on weekends? I personally loved weekends off but if you want extra hours they can only be picked up on school days
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Colorado State University has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 1,802 reviews left anonymously by employees. 76% of employees would recommend working at Colorado State University to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.
76% of Colorado State University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Colorado State University 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.