They shift individuals to any position they like. Hire an individual for one job then shift them to another at will. Giving little choice to change or explain the importance of a position. (this is facilities) They focus on filling a position but not with appropriate staff. They abolish key positions, creating holes in campus archives and resources which diminishes customer service and makes completing jobs effectively impossible without additional work to recreate information that should be available and thus adds time to jobs costing CSU and other colleges on campus more money.
You can take your 30 minute lunch anytime you like but they want you to work through it.
Lost to do for little compensation, no advancement you have to look in other areas to advance, Facilities is not an advancement department, work is physical and not in job description, watch any phrases saying "other job functions as needed"
Great flexibility with class schedule
Fantastic place to work, student culture
Research and sustainability at forefront
Depending on classes work starts at 8am and usually done by 4pm, can make up time during the weekends. Only paid hourly so did not receive sick leave or paid time off.
Duties varied but working with students and professors always provided a fun and challenging environment
Control at the top and through the military and feds that oversaw our department who were philosophically against any type of environmental work that CSU provided. CSU management was cherry-picked to hold these philosophies and/or look the other way when things weren’t done right. Also there was absolutely no room for job growth and development of new skills at a certain point. Lack of care
Or support for employers
I learned almost everything there is to contaminant hydrology and the research process. The management was extremely supportive and helped to bridge the knowledge gap which was the most difficult part of the job. I enjoyed observing the results of the experiments as well as their real world applications.
Expect high levels of bureaucracy, as it is a large state university with many different departments that often time seem to exist solely to argue with each other on who has to do a specific job. Stereotypical of most government jobs.
I worked for a kid's theatre camp. It was a fun experience but we were severely understaffed and underpaid. It was a great experience in teamwork, creativity, time management, and interacting with children of varying ages, needs, and learning styles. But wasn't worth the pay.
Top CSU administration talks about progressive changes and positive culture, but within departments old issues are the status quo. The hierarchy is tainted by tenured track faculty that manipulate the system.
Maybe it was the department. As a CSU alum I was so excited to get to work at my alma mater. The director of operations was very negative and caused all sorts of drama amongst professors and staff. I tried very hard to keep my head down and just get my work done, but it became increasingly hard to ignore the general dysfunction all around me.
I am a GTA (Graduate Teaching Assistant) at Colorado State University and I can say that I love it here! I come from small town Ohio and moved out here on my own. The faculty and everyone involved with my program have been so welcoming and it helps to make me feel at home when I am here!
Working for the university as a student was a fantastic experience. The university bookstore has a very welcoming and positive attitude towards all of its employees. In addition, any training that you may require, is provided (you also get paid for it). In addition, the management is highly supportive of its staff and will go above and beyond for anyone working for them.