San Diego State University Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2020

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  • "Low pay, not a lot of unique responsibilities(in 23 reviews)

  • "no cons to share to work in SDSU(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teaching Experience was great and interesting.

    Cons

    A lot of grading and laboratory work

  2. "Meaningful work but not great pay"

    5.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at San Diego State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Medical, dental, vision included for TAs who have a 20hr/week teaching appointment

    Cons

    Pay should be higher for TAs - paychecks don't even cover monthly rent, relied on student loans


  3. "Ok school"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Student 

    I worked at San Diego State University part-time

    Pros

    Nice campus with cool people and culture

    Cons

    Lack of care for subject matter

  4. "I love the work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work culture promotes diversity, learning and professional development. There are opportunities to go into different roles and departments. I've developed relationships with several employees across campus which has enriched my experience there and opened new doors for me. In my own office, the people are very friendly, even the VPs.

    Cons

    It's harder to get a role or an advancement without a degree. Many positions require/request a higher degree level than most non-academia/ private companies do for similar roles (i.e. a master's degree for a bachelor's degree level job).

  5. "Grad students overworked"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility with school hours, opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    Many uncounted, invisible hours of labor for the school

  6. "Lots of Learning, Low Pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at San Diego State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great, fun people. Lots of older advisers.

    Cons

    Low pay, not a lot of unique responsibilities

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  7. "Awesome staff members and a great place to teach and learn new concepts."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Calculus Tutor II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at San Diego State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, Helpful and cooperative staff

    Cons

    The work is on campus at SDSU, so the commute might be difficult sometimes.

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Tutor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego State University part-time

    Pros

    good and flexible hours per week

    Cons

    Not good as a single job. You only get about 6 hours a week.

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  9. "Stable job but limited growth opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, job stability, pension plan, beautiful campus, work/life balance

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth if you want to work for another department. Not as high pay if you work outside but benefits make up for that.

  10. "n/a"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at San Diego State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    best work environment, friendly, honesty, motivation, critical thinking,

    Cons

    no cons to share to work in SDSU

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