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Sonoma State Reviews

Updated February 4, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexible working hours, GREAT benefits" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours, knowledgeable colleagues, great culture" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, not much room for upward mobility" (in 3 reviews)

  • "I have been working full time at SSU for over a year, and I don't even make 40k" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Student Assistant Jobs are great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonoma State part-time

    Pros

    Workaround class schedules, no commute for those who live on campus and may not have a car

    Cons

    Only get paid once a month

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Administration will drag you down"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoma State full-time

    Pros

    great location, competent faculty and staff

    Cons

    administrators don't value faculty and staff

  3. "bureaucracy abounds!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Athlete in Sonoma, CA
    Current Employee - Athlete in Sonoma, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoma State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful part of the world

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility in positions

    Advice to Management

    Cost of living increase!


  4. "No much place to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoma State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everyone knows everyone, good health plan and other benefits, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Only a few are chosen to go up the ladder, regardless of qualifications and skills.

    Advice to Management

    Foster grow and professional development for everyone.


  5. "Sonoma State Culinary Services Student Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Rohnert Park, CA
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Rohnert Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonoma State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close proximity to the dormitories, assuming you are a student going to SSU

    Cons

    You get paid once a month, instead of typically twice a month

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Had a great employer-worker relationship with them!


  6. "Community Services Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sonoma State part-time

    Pros

    My staff was very supportive, and my supervisor helped my grow and develop as an individual and leader.

    Cons

    It is a very difficult and taxing job that is not clearly recognized outside of SSU.


  7. "server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonoma State part-time

    Pros

    awesome place to work

    Cons

    there are no cons at ssu

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "Operations and Tech Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonoma State part-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    random shifts on the job

    Advice to Management

    Efs


  9. "CSA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Ability to practice leadership
    Learn about all kinds aspects of a person and opens you up to different experiences of people

    Cons

    "fishbowl effect" everyone knows who you are and there is somewhat of a bad perception on you all the time


  10. "Great starting point"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sonoma State part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible
    Work around your own schedule
    Great insight into major

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork to deal with and little organization