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San José State University Reviews

Updated Sep 5, 2019

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San José State University CEO Mary A. Papazian
Mary A. Papazian
69 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Worst job I’ve ever had"

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    Former Employee - Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can not think of one thing

    Cons

    Everything is terrible not a great place to work

    San José State University2019-07-11
  2. "Great start"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant 

    I worked at San José State University full-time

    Pros

    works with your schedule and entry-level work

    Cons

    none i can think of

    San José State University2019-06-17
  3. "Adjunct labor"

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

    I worked at San José State University part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Being a teacher is a meaningful profession. Each day is an opportunity to grow personally and learn from students.

    Cons

    Higher education in this country is in need of serious reform. The average cost is too high for most lower to middle class students and is based on unstable, part time, temporary, conditional adjunct labor that undermines the health, integrity, and vitality of what it means to earn an educational degree in America.

    San José State University2019-06-17
  4. "Innovation lacking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at San José State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The students are amazing and hard working

    Cons

    Administration concerns and decisions make this a questionable place to work

    San José State University2019-06-02
  5. "Great place to learn."

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Motivating leadership. 2) Fast growth. 3) Cheerful attitude of co-employees. 4) Greater degree of freedom to operate or work. 5) Opinions are greatly valued.

    Cons

    1) The nature of work might restrict us to stay away from long vacations.

    San José State University2019-05-16
  6. "Math Grader"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with professors 1 on 1

    Cons

    Late pay, and having to work overtime

    Advice to Management

    Pay people on time

    San José State University2019-05-21
  7. "Good experience, build up to internships"

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    Current Employee - JHSSC Tutor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Nice to help other students with material -Review your understanding as you help

    Cons

    -Can be hard to manage time with too many hours -People don't usually know about the tutoring center since it's so tucked away

    Advice to Management

    Keep on

    San José State University2019-05-04
  8. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at San José State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health benefits at .40% of full time.

    Cons

    Adjuncts are overworked and underpaid.

    San José State University2019-05-13
  9. "Nice place to gather experience as a student"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time according to the class schedule Nice supervisors and mentors

    Cons

    Not very competitive working experience

    San José State University2019-04-25
  10. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Not very stressful, casual work environment

    Cons

    Expected to work independently, with little training given

    San José State University2019-05-07
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