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Humboldt State University Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  1. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Humboldt State University part-time

    Pros

    Worked with wonderful people. Meeting and instructing the diverse student population was the greatest part of the job. HSU offers excellent dental, health, and vision insurance, even to part-timers. Easy community to work with.

    Cons

    Instruction can be a difficult, no matter where you teach - lots of at-home work; expectations to return e-mails and phone messages promptly. Humboldt County is a beautiful part of the world, but has limited shopping and medical care. Serious health issues require a 4-6 hour drive to Santa Rosa or San Francisco.


  2. "Bus Driver Experience"

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Arcata, CA
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Arcata, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, flexible hours and great pay.

    Cons

    Strict Drug testing Policy, not always consistent hours.


  3. "Smoothie maker, rice bowl, security"

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

    I have been working at Humboldt State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Met people and gained work experience

    Cons

    Lousy discounts on drinks, poor flexibility in schedules

    Advice to Management

    Free food


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  5. "Good employers. High teaching load. Great colleagues."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Eureka, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Eureka, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Colllegauges. Students, faculty, campus, benefits

    Cons

    Teaching load, remoteness, quality of student,

    Advice to Management

    Na


  6. "Being a student comes first"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Arcata, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Arcata, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The department I worked in was extremely flexible when it came to putting school before work. It made it so much less stressful to not have that worry.

    Cons

    Not all departments appeared to be flexible on missing shifts because of school work, so check with the department head before accepting a position that requires too much of our time.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that all student assistant positions have a school first policy, otherwise it was a fantastic experience and the campus leadership was great to work with.


  7. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Humboldt State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many bright individuals who are very willing to teach, help, and work with you in your growth at your specific position. Welcoming base, who enjoy coming to work each day and enjoy all that has to do with Humboldt State University

    Cons

    Communication between department and staff could have been more structured

    Advice to Management

    Any opportunities for networking outside of our university system would be a great help to those hoping for a future working in specific university wide departments


  8. "exercise physiologist"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in North Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in North Hills, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Humboldt State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    hands on
    learned from others

    Cons

    some people don't take its serious


  9. "Assistant professor"

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

    I have been working at Humboldt State University full-time

    Pros

    Students are wonderful, as are fellow colleagues

    Cons

    Remote, but beautiful scenery. Expensive airport.


  10. "Beautiful campus"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Arcata, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Arcata, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Humboldt State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My department is very understanding about being a student comes first. The full-time staff are great to work with and it is great that many of them are Alumni, they love the school as much as the students do.

    Cons

    Housing in Arcata is way overpriced, the homeless/transient/tweaker issues that the county is experiencing, and higher than California average gas prices begin to wear on the wallet. A trip to the river or beach makes all that go away, thankfully!


  11. "Great Opportunities for Students"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Arcata, CA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Arcata, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Humboldt State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked on a number of student run and funded programs that were fantastic. I highly recommend getting involved and getting paid to do something that will benefit your resume!

    Cons

    Lack of continuity due to having to leave an intern position once graduated.



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