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SJSU Spartan Shops Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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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
  • Variable hours, sometimes unreliable coworkers, high turnover (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor management that doesn't care about their employees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Improvements needed in employee morale/etc.."

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    Former Employee - Team Member
    Former Employee - Team Member
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexible with students hours
    - easy to make new connections

    Cons

    - management doesn't spend enough time in their units
    - no more meal pass discounts
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    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee morale because a majority of students working are unhappy with the working conditions. From my observations it has become apparent that majority of the time, management is unaware of how bad a working environment can be for their units and that is something that they should focus on more. One last thing, employee morale is at a low also because of many cuts, staff shortage, hours being cut, . so that's one thing I'd love to see be improved. Spartan Shops is a really great business for the SJSU campus it's just that there is some areas that really need improvement to ensure a good working environment for everyone. Can't run a happy and viable business if your employees aren't happy!


  2. "dining commons member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    interacting with several different walks of life
    they do increase the pay every six months

    Cons

    not enough for the work expected, but hey, it's a first job

  3. "Fun Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time

    Pros

    Work with other students, flexible schedule, fun environment.

    Cons

    Variable hours, sometimes unreliable coworkers, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to retain good employees


  4. "Great 1st job!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time

    Pros

    You network with the students who work with you.
    You get more involved.
    Free meals.

    Cons

    It was a bit unorganized, but Im sure the DC is better now.


  5. "Convenient job while in college"

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    Former Employee - Catering Server
    Former Employee - Catering Server
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Discounted meals, flexible schedule, working on campus (little or no commute), school spirit

    Cons

    Understaffed at times which meant more work for those who were on the floor

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and they will listen to you. It's about communication and trust


  6. "The Commons BOH"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work especially if you live on campus. It is very convenient and you meet awesome people there. It gives you the opportunity to move up and pay raise after first 200 hours.

    Cons

    At times there can literally be nothing to do, which makes time go by extremely slow. Sometimes work may not be recognized and you have to really know people to get a shot at promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Management has improved a lot. Every now and then check up on every employee.


  7. "Poor management"

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    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

  8. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time

    Pros

    Free food, fun people, nice pay, easy going

    Cons

    Lack of communication, a lot of cliches, various managers are not the best

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better and be open to suggestions


  9. "Flexible"

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    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.


  10. "IT Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at SJSU Spartan Shops part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, friendly staff.

    Cons

    No such drawback working there.


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