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San José State University San Jose Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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San José State University President Mary A. Papazian
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Pros
  • Good work environment, Great colleagues (in 21 reviews)

  • Great place to work for a first job or for a college student looking for a job with flexible hours (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Nothing / No cons to be mentioned (in 20 reviews)

  • If I have to say something, low pay (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Grader"

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    Current Employee - Grader in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Grader in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible working time and nice professors

    Cons

    Only a few hours for an assignment grading


  2. "Math Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lecturer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome, the environment is relaxed, you get to know and talk with your professors outside of the classroom.

    Cons

    Really nothing that I can think of.

  3. "Student Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San José State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and lots of opportunities to work with talented, passionate individuals. It's a good "first job" that allows you to practice your professionalism and supervisors will (usually) accommodate the scheduling needs of a student with a full-time course load.

    Cons

    As a student assistant, you can expect to be low-balled. Budget cuts are to blame
    mostly, but prepare for minimum wage earnings with an unlikely chance for a raise. These positions are typically valued more as "experience" to put on your resume, but probably won't be enough to cover the cost of living in San Jose.


  4. "SJSU"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San José State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retirement benefits, free education, helping students and coworkers, library resources, multicultural, access to many resources on campus and near campus, helping community

    Cons

    Micromanagement, low pay, mgmt overturn, standards, non standard processes, games, politics, lacking trust, too much building on campus and parking is terrible


  5. "SJSU IT department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - BI Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - BI Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San José State University as an intern

    Pros

    I worked in IT department and could put some of my learning as a computer engineering grad student into practice.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonic at times


  6. "Badly run university"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Live in the Bay Area

    Cons

    You won't have any time to enjoy your life in the Bay Area, because we are overworked and underpaid. Furthermore, the administrators are corrupt and treat their workers very badly.


  7. "High School Mentor"

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    Current Employee - High School Mentor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - High School Mentor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $13/Hr and great benefits. Met lots of ambitious STEM HS students

    Cons

    Takes time off studying but the experience is well worth it

    Advice to Management

    Take this opportunity

  8. "Teacher"

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

    I worked at San José State University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everything is really good here!

    Cons

    Nothing is bad here at all

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. "Very Good"

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

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to cutting-edge technologies

    Cons

    Self-learning , slow rate , time consuming,tedious , strenuous


  10. "Part-Time Lecturer"

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    Former Contractor - Part-Time Lecturer in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Part-Time Lecturer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San José State University as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You have Love and Enjoy teaching.

    Cons

    You cannot use it for Industry Experience.

    Advice to Management

    Review process have to improve.


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