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SJSU Spartan Shops Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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Lisa Thomas
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Pros
  • They also work around your class schedule and you have the ability to take time off whenever you want (in 5 reviews)

  • flexible hours, good employee help, work with your school schedule and help your work environment, good representation with the school (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • minimum wage, not much space for mobility or personal growth, etc, etc, etc (in 3 reviews)

  • A high proportion of student staff also means high turnover (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Flexible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible with school schedules.

    Cons

    They have a tendency to always have a change in management.


  2. "Poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Jose, CA

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working student employees and flexible hours

    Cons

    Poor management that doesn't care about their employees


  3. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was good to learn how to interact with people

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to balance the study and work

    Advice to Management

    management was good over there


  4. "Good but not great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Student Lead in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to meet students ranging from class levels and get to meet new people. They also work around your class schedule and you have the ability to take time off whenever you want.

    Cons

    Low level of autonomy, level of work depends on how busy the day is. It's just your run of the mill fast food service job basically

    Advice to Management

    More interaction with employees and find out what they think of their peers in order to make sure no one is loafing


  5. "Crew Member (Student Union)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You meet a lot of great people, including various workers within the SU and not just the specific one you applied to. People are friendly, approachable - it's a chill place to work at, depending on which food spot you work at. Mostly serve college students, so it's not a struggle

    Cons

    You feel dirty after you're done working, but happens anywhere in food


  6. "Crew Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In my time with Spartan Shops I found that there is a great social environment as well as friendly management. They always make arrangmenrs with you and will work with you if you need a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Some cons I have found at Spartan Shops is we are commonly understaffed, this results in more hours assigned to employees than may be liked.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to balance the workload and try not to overbook employees on hours, other than that keep up the fine work of promoting a productive and friendly work enviroment.


  7. "Great People, Poor Management."

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    Former Employee - Student Lead in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Student Lead in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great set of people. You are scheduled during your availability and around your school activities. Good pay in comparison to other companies.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Really bogs down your work. Very old system for processing things.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your senior managers to take care of the work that they are meant to do. Do not micromanage the hiring process.


  8. "Shift Lead"

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    Former Employee - Server in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -work with friends
    -fun
    -free food
    -great place to network
    -a lot of people to cover your shift

    Cons

    -customers are kids
    -management can be a headache
    -late hours
    -raises are scarce
    -experience not really valuable for professional jobs

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork employees, they have school to worry about too.
    Maybe allow a tip jar?
    Good job overall, fun place to temporarily work for.


  9. "Jamba Juice"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with student's schedule. Work with fellow students. Never Boring.

    Cons

    No raises despite getting promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid cliques and favoritism.


  10. "Jamba Experience 2 Years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Great Coworkers, Work Study, Summers/Winters off, Caring staff

    Cons

    No referrals, Small team, shift coverage, broken equipment, training


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