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Student Assistant at San Jose State University (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAFebruary 14, 2018
Great place to work. Good managers.
Always there to help and support you.
You can work around your classes. They encourage you to always put student life first.
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Stressful but rewarding.
Student Photographer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAFebruary 13, 2018
This work experience was done at school as a student. Like all higher education institution it was stressful but educationally rewarding. I have fun there.
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Good place for social networking
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Voice over IP) (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAFebruary 12, 2018
Worked as Graduate Teaching Assistant for VoIP course. Good experience to work with a professor. Mostly my job was to assist students with their projects and guide them through the difficulties.
It is a fun job where you can make lots of new friends.
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job for graduate students
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAFebruary 8, 2018
The experience at San Jose State University is really great. I got hands on experience besides, more familiarization with instrumentation and the basics of scientific writing.
Pros
Professional experience
Cons
temporary job
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Fun environment
Student Football Equipment Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 30, 2018
A typical work day consists of interacting with both players and coaches/staff. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, they make you feel welcomed. I have learned many skills working for them such as organization, timeliness, patience, interpersonal skills and much more.
Pros
Free lunches and travel
Cons
work for long hours
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Productive and rewarding working with students
Student Mentor (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 18, 2018
The Educational Opportunity Program at San Jose State University is a place where students have the opportunity to learn administrative work, team building, event planning, program coordination, student-mentoring, and most importantly, guiding students to a specific resource that would make their student experience easier.
Pros
Positive and motivating environment
Cons
Little hours and low salary
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Flexible schedule, the job is what you want it to be
Lead Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 8, 2018
The Marketing Team for the College of Humanities and the Arts is a constantly changing workspace. The job and the tasks as a graphic designer will be what you decide them to be.
Pros
Flexible schedule
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Extremely fun place to work and socialize
Student Representative (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 4, 2018
SJSU is a great university with many perks and benefits that are offered to students. Working while taking college courses can increase social bonds and lead to a better career in the future,
Pros
Great interaction with others
Cons
Conflict of ideas will be solved by the head of the team
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good place for temporary job
Peer Advisor (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 20, 2017
Work with fellow San Jose State University students. Objective is to aid Science 2 students in achieving a passing GPA and to further their academic achievements.
Pros
great managerial experience
Cons
temporary employment. no real career path.
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good
Information Technology Support Services Lead (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 18, 2017
I would like to work in San Jose State University, good work place, good work environment, and reasonable salary. I learnt lot of new computer and IT knowledge.
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Great Place for Students to Work while Studying
Business Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 18, 2017
Analyzing IT Issues and document them in way to perform decomposition. Interact with end users and analyze the problems and attempt resolving and routing them.
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Productive
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 3, 2017
It was a good experience for a college student, where I learned to take phone calls and schedule various meetings. I also assisted my boss with meetings.
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Friendly but needs improvement
Admissions Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 3, 2017
The people are nice and friendly but it can be stressful under certain and limited resources and requirements. It is laid back but doesn't seem to have room for advancement.
Pros
Talk with professors
Cons
Low compensation
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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leader (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 29, 2017
Learned hands on experience. It was great and helped me network to get closer to my goals. I am also an athlete and student here at San Jose State University.
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Productive and a great learning environemnt
Lead Network Analyst (Expert) (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 29, 2017
A typical day is monitoring the the state of the network, working network and firewall related issues. Being proactive and trying to a stable a safe network for the school.

Co-workers are very much a cohesive team, a great learning environment a perfect opportunity to be on many teams and working with co-workers throughout the CSU system
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Tutoring and work in the Scene Shop
Teachers Assistant/Student Tutor/Proctor (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 26, 2017
Work study at SJSU. It was a great way to broaden my horizons and get a feel for working. The pay was minimal as it was part of my financial aid. Minimum wage.
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Chief Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 22, 2017
San Jose State has over 3,000 employees across many diverse departments. My experience has been in one of these departments only so it does not represent all of the departments. I have had great experiences at SJSU, but it has not been all glamorous. If you are looking for a steady career with great benefits, this is a great place to work. Since it is a governmental facility and many people have a say in the way things are done, it can be frustrating at times to get projects moving. This does not make it a bad place to work though, there are some great people doing great things that make things rewarding.
Pros
Amazing benefits
Cons
Slow pace
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Fun place to work
Center Consultant (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CANovember 15, 2017
Dedicated and focused Administrative Assistant who excels at prioritizing, completing multiple tasks simultaneously, and following through to achieve project goals. Answers a high volume of incoming calls while handling in-person inquiries from clients and colleagues. Flexible and hard working with a strong drive to succeed.
I'm looking for a temporary job for the holidays. I can work any time after 7pm and open on the weekends.
Pros
Respect employees
Cons
Can't think of one
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Relaxed and flexible work schedule.
Maths Workshop Facilitator (ISA) (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 11, 2017
I worked part-time on-campus. The mathematics department is very nice and helps you through the paper work. The professor who hires us is also very nice. She is very flexible with changing schedules if something comes up.
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Lack of job security, delayed payroll
Associate Professor (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 4, 2017
Generally, the coworkers were friendly, depending on the department you work, and if lucky, you might receive a load as high as 7 classes per semester as an adjunct of associate professor. However, you have to work 3 consecutive semesters to receive any benefits beyond a mandated retired Savings Plus retirement program. If you work summers, there is a high probability that the departmental secretary will not submit the vouchers needed to ensure that you will get paid by the college because they will suddenly go on vacation of sudden sick leave and no one in Human Resources or the Union will have any idea that you are working. To make a long story short, CSU San Jose has a major problem with communication between departments, I learnt that they will not be available in any department when it comes to issues important to their employees. The culture is "you are on your own" and even after great evaluations, expect to have 2 semesters of work and be cut loose and expected to apply later on for more work. This habit is to restrict paying benefits, and the hardest part of the job ensuring that you get paid when promised and securing future work.
Pros
Positivie student participation and cooperation
Cons
Bureaucratic structure
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