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"Cal Poly, SLO doesn't value or reward IT professionals"

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Current Employee - Operating Systems Analyst in San Luis Obispo, CA
Current Employee - Operating Systems Analyst in San Luis Obispo, CA
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at CAL POLY full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Nice place to live (but expensive!)

Cons

Salaries are low, something like 60% of going rate for IT professionals. Our union gave up any notion of raises about 10 years ago, so people from before that are much better paid. People that were hired more recently are hired at low pay and never get a raise. Morale is low. The typical way people get more money is to move from position to position.

Many IT managers are from the "good old days" and take care of their jobs and their buddies, but don't take care of business. Many IT managers are completely stale technically, and have little relevant knowledge or skills in current IT practices, and poor management skills.

The review system is fundamentally broken, good people are not rewarded and under performers are not dealt with, so they good people give up and leave, and the under performers get more and more entrenched. Many IT staff have been here far too long, are basically "retired in place" and get in the way of doing the right thing to protect their positions.

Old managers and old staff like the "good old ways" of doing things. Don't come here to do anything cutting edge.

Advice to Management

You get what you pay for. Look off campus for new smart blood, and pay them enough to afford living in SLO. Fix the review system and the compensation system. People that do a good job should get raises. People that can't do their job should be removed from their positions.

Other Employee Reviews for CAL POLY

  1. "Cal Poly promotes a fair and welcoming work environment that enables employees to excel."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cal Poly acknowledges your qualifications and respects the contributions you make to the work place.

    Cons

    As a student working at Cal Poly it can be difficult working with your peers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find new ways for employees to advance through the system.


  2. "Decent work for students needing some extra cash"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Food Service in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours work around schedule, supervisors are friendly as long as you do your work, there are plenty of fellow employees that can pick up a shift if necessary, free meals

    Cons

    Minimum wage, raises start after 250 hours and are capped at $0.30, slight drama between coworkers

    Advice to Management

    If something goes wrong or doesn't go according to plan, just focus on getting it resolved. No use in crying over spilled milk.


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