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San Diego State University Reviews

Updated March 24, 2019
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Pros
  • "It has an excellent work environment" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Great benefits of being a State Employee, difficult to move up into higher positions" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "No cons here although improvement is necessary" (in 16 reviews)

  • "It's long hours with low pay but there's a big reward at the end" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Good School - Better Business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    SDSU is a great school that has really improved their academics, facilities and overall image in the past few years. They do not seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

    Cons

    There were many instances where I questioned the motivation behind some of the decisions that were made at this school. It seemed as if they were not keeping the students in mind with many of their choices.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the children


  2. "Very easy-going staff"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Library Worker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Library Worker in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy going, laid back environment

    Cons

    sometimes too laid back and boring

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Test Proctor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Proctor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at San Diego State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked part-time at the Test Accomodations Center at San Diego State University. The pros are:

    - Flexible hours for students.
    - Campus is beautiful.
    - Staff was very professional and friendly.
    - Employees really care about helping the students succeed.

    Cons

    - Pay was on the lower side.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. "Desk Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Desk Assistant
    Current Employee - Desk Assistant

    I have been working at San Diego State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back. Not too difficult.

    Cons

    REO is providing stricter policies.


  5. "Great place to work always"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego State University part-time

    Pros

    Great people, good work and environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. "Teacher Assistant for precalculus. Hired by the Math Learning Center."

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Diego State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible opportunity to work alongside intellectuals. flexible. encourages creativity.

    Cons

    disorganized. Difficult to understand what needs to be done.


  7. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Less pressure. Fun environment.

    Cons

    Nothing much. I'm happy with it.

    Advice to Management

    Its okay.

  8. "A great place for student jobs"

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    Current Employee - Network Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Network Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, good student work pay, great co-workers, great management

    Cons

    Sometimes boring, Not a ton of area for career growth


  9. "SDSU Event Staff"

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    Current Employee - Event Staff in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Event Staff in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was great to be involved in that athletics of San Diego State without being an athlete.

    Cons

    A lot of people on staff don't care, and show up late to work or slack off. There are no consequences for doing well or doing poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Larger filter for who is hired.


  10. "Okay..."

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    Former Employee - Admissions in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Diego State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great benefits, State position, Union protected

    Cons

    -Senior staff are lazy and don't like change
    -Pay is below market

    Advice to Management

    Refresh staff