San Francisco State University
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Working here was a great experience as a first job. Everyone wants to see you succeed while being flexible with your schedule. It is easy to find something to do with what you like to do.
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not accomodating

Working in this student job has been a frustrating experience, to say the least. From day one, it became apparent that the company's management lacked any semblance of accommodation for students. The inflexible hours made it nearly impossible to balance work and study commitments. Requests for schedule adjustments were routinely met with indifference, leaving me juggling academic deadlines with no support.Moreover, the work environment was far from conducive to learning or personal growth. There was a noticeable lack of mentorship or training, leaving me feeling unprepared and undervalued. The tasks assigned were often menial and offered little opportunity to develop relevant skills for my future career.Additionally, the pay was barely sufficient to cover basic living expenses, let alone tuition fees or student loans. This, combined with the unrewarding nature of the job, made it difficult to justify staying.In sum, this student job was a disappointment. It failed to accommodate the unique needs of students, offered minimal growth prospects, and provided inadequate compensation. I would strongly advise fellow students to seek more supportive and fulfilling employment opportunities elsewhere.
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Great affordable education

The Bay Area attracts really high quality professors, which is the best part of SF State. The student body is diverse which results in a variety of perspectives in classes and a lot to learn from.
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Fun working with students, disorganized and rude administrators

I enjoyed working with students and some of the faculty. Some administrators, specifically in the finance department and HR were very disorganized and rude
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Good job while going through studies

I had a few jobs at SFSU while I did my degrees here and both were great. Very flexible with hours and your time. Pay is decent enough for what it is, depending on your lifestyle though of course. Recommend working here if you can get it.
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Not great, not bad either. It was just a run of the mill job. The supervisor was helpful and my direct support was helpful as well. Great location!
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Effective learning internship and allow to learn more skills than expected.

I thought my internship was really good and that I need that getting feedback from the internship manager. I can purse a part-time job that relates back to hospitality specifically food service.


Free lunches, good pay


No breaks
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Great place for students to work

Plenty of time to work on homework and when there is not much going on in the library. Make good friends. Flexible schedules with opportunities to add some hours per week.
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Back when I worked here it was a fun & challenging environment that allowed me to pick up new skills and further develop my skills at the time. Don't know how it is working there now but had to leave a review for old times sake.
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productive, fun workplace, and easy going

The professors I worked with in my time there were great! I got along with them and they were easy going. The students were great for the most part although some made it a little challenging to communicate with.
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Inclusive workplace

Easy to get opportunity if you ask. Very inclusive to students who face adversity. Do well in your classes and make connections with your teachers to get a job relevant in your field.
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stay away

If you romanticize being a college "professor", know that being adjunct is where you will most likely stay unless you can nepotism your way into a rolling 2-3 year appointment and even then classes are not guaranteed.
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Worst place I have ever worked no raise in 3 years of working there.

All the upper admin staff are severely underpaid and the university keeps hiring MPPs when they could give the staff a good raise m. The university keeps making bad excuses as to why they can not give raises to faculty and staff.




Low pay, monthly pay, no room to advance ect ..
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Very easy!

I started here as a freshman and honestly, the job is so nice! You deal with mostly handling lockouts and reporting to RA's problems. 4-hour shifts that vary throughout the day and monthly pay. Very convenient when looking for on-campus jobs.
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Very supportive research environment that helped me learn about Cognitive Psychology. All PI's and research students were supportive in their projects and allowed for colloboration.
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Production Led by Passion

Working with Undergraduate students is unique and rewarding in many ways. Helping them gain work experience in preschool classrooms through strength-based coaching, resources, and course content in child development gives the students a strong foundation in child development, and how children best learn. The undergraduate students are supported through many aspects and levels and in return the modeling and support we give them - they give to the children. Everyday tasks are:email correspondencecompliance on-boarding and upkeepingdata collection for stakeholdersco-facilitation in course content strength-based coaching practicesemergent and collaborative efforts with partnersupdated Covid guidelines in Preschool sitesculturally responsive teaching practice with young children basic introduction to DRDP assessmentsliteracy and reading support and development in young children...and the list goes on.
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Decent job for undergraduate student

It was fine to do to fluff up your resume and they were flexible with hours since they prioritized your academic career and did not want to jeopardize your academic standing.
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Job stability

Worked for Sf state for 9 years benefits and retirement was good but the pay was not , no annual increases , cost of living , annual performances has to be kept under 4 in order to not be obligated to give an employee a raise. Very political when it comes to management if you're not the favorite you're always picked on.
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Great benefits

Great place to work , coworkers are great working for state of california has its pros and cons . No pay raise annually. Great benefits and retirement. Will recommend for folks planning to retire with the company.


Management, favoritism
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Productive and rewarding experience

It was one of the rewarding job experience— It was a relaxing environment and I enjoyed the tasks I had to do during my shift. My coworkers were also very nice!
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Okay part time job for students

pretty solitary work for the most part especially if you’re scheduled for night shifts at the village or for UPN and UPS. worst thing to deal with: unreliable coworkers and first year students living at the dorms. the job training was a joke, you’re just being taught by those who also just started working there recently.
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Based on 440 reviews

Ratings by category

4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.9 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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3.2Career Opportunities
3.0Family Support
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