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San Diego State University Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    They allow flexible hours to accommodate your class schedule if you are taking classes. I am happy with my time at SDSU.

    Cons

    I can not think of anything negative, this job is a great opportunity for undergraduates to get work experience during their time here.


  2. "Get yourself a good advisor."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego State University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entire family healthcare coverage through an hmo 100% paid for premiums. Also, dental is provided. You get to work with some very smart people. Tuition is paid for.

    Cons

    Disorganization, lack of communication, pay is not enough to cover living in San Diego. You have to pay student fees, and for several thousand in tuition at the other college if in a joint doctoral program.

    Advice to Management

    Let international students take internships.

  3. "Good Pay, Weird Hours"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Tutor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working hours are chosen by you

    Cons

    add hours without telling you


  4. "GTA Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate 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

    Great support and assistance by director of GTA program, health insurance, gain teaching experience without Master's degree in Education

    Cons

    Very low pay and strict syllabus requirements

    Advice to Management

    Pay GTAs a living wage


  5. "IT Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - IT Student Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - IT Student Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for students

    Cons

    Can we slow at times


  6. "Instructional Technology Services"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very convenient on-campus job, friendly faculty to orient you to the job and very understanding if time needs to be taken off for school work.

    Cons

    Must be able to learn a bunch of new technologies and sometimes have to deal with angry faculty members

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. This is a great job and the management really makes it a wonderful place to work


  7. "GMS Tutor is the Best"

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    Former Employee - GMS Tutor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - GMS Tutor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Easy math (algebra and geometry), a good amount of downtime to study/do homework/watch Netflix, awesome boss

    Cons

    Might be boring sometimes but other than that it's great!

  8. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    a good place to work at

    Cons

    pay is little less than average


  9. "Past PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Easy access to professors.

    Cons

    Parking can be terrible and the work load can be daunting.


  10. "great"

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    Former Employee - Center Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Center Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people and awesome staff

    Cons

    hours can be kind of short

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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