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Fresno State Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., M.P.P.
Joseph I. Castro, Ph.D., M.P.P.
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Pros
  • safe work environment (if safety protocols are monitored correctly) (in 6 reviews)

  • Good environment to work and great people (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is low, but it's a public entity (in 5 reviews)

  • There is lack of infrastructure such as wet labs, a bank of vehicles with which to do outreach (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "TA"

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

    Pros

    As a TA and grad student, my experience was limited but I thought it was great. Everyone I worked with really cared about helping our students succeed. Working with the professors was a positive experience.

    Cons

    Parking was always frustrating. Only certain TA positions were eligible for staff parking permit and even then some staff lots were always full. I believe it is something the uni was working to fix and possibly is better now.


  2. "TRiO Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - TRiO Program Coordinator in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - TRiO Program Coordinator in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresno State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Campus culture is positive and employees are valued

    Cons

    Parking after lunch, crime around Football Stadium

  3. "Not everyone cares"

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresno State full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of the faculty and staff are great to work with. Most get that we are all here to service students and help them move forward with their lives.

    Cons

    Too many people are allowed to stay in jobs they either care nothing about or have no skill in. Due to the unions many employees belong to, hiring and keeping good folks is difficult because they are surrounded by people who are just here to collect a paycheck and care nothing about the service aspect of the university.

    Advice to Management

    Look to promote from within. My unit never does that and it creates dissatisfaction when people know they deserve that chance. Some units have a high amount of turnover because people are dissatisfied with their work environment. In my unit (Athletics) there is too much cronyism and it has forced out more than a few good people but it seems that the President doesn't care or doesn't know.


  4. "Student Assistant in Technology Services"

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

    I have been working at Fresno State part-time

    Pros

    There is a very open platform to learning.

    Cons

    Technology Services is a bit of a mess.


  5. "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fresno State full-time

    Pros

    Great working culture, surrounded by college students and professionals.

    Cons

    Pay could be higher. But the benefits are great.


  6. "Good for full time employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresno State part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed great benefits as a lecturer with full time units. Nice campus. Access to the beautiful library is a nice perk.

    Cons

    Part time lecturers get no benefits. Pay is low for part time. Support from the Department you work for may be lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure part time lecturers feel supported just as your full time staff do.


  7. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fresno State full-time

    Pros

    Very Good work Environment
    Very Good Guidance
    Very Good Manages
    Flexible
    A lot of Academic freedom for employees
    Very good standards

    Cons

    Very hot weather, Air Quality is not that good

    Advice to Management

    Nothing special

  8. "Admin Support"

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

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

    Pros

    Fresno State is a great place to work. We have strong leadership that listens to employee concerns. The benefits offered are amazing compared to the private sector and our campus has a strong reputation in the central valley

    Cons

    Pay is low, but it's a public entity

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training & resources to employees.


  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fresno State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Need to improve a lot of in terms of standards

    Cons

    Everything is good no major cons


  10. "Hcop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours that are scheduled by you

    Cons

    Limited hours that are capped. Need another job if going to school.


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