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UCLA Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
421 Reviews
3.8
421 Reviews
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UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance was great -- rarely had to stay long hours (in 23 reviews)

  • Casual work environment with high expectations (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Income for graduate student can be unstable, depending on how well your PI manage to get funding (in 20 reviews)

  • Budget cuts and draconian restructuring methods on the horizon are only making these problems worse (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work environment, friendly people, great seminars

    Current Employee - GSR in UCLA, CA
    Current Employee - GSR in UCLA, CA

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance, friendly people, many smart people to work with,flexible schedule, many courses

    Cons

    Not enough career advice, cost of living is very high, some prof. not good at teaching

  2.  

    Working as a work study student, the job is relaxed and a great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westwood, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westwood, CA

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Understanding and flexible of students' schedules.

    Cons

    Not much room for opportunity growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not much advice to give, great management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    graduate student researcher

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Nice campus and good facilities

    Cons

    Westwood living cost is too high

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  5.  

    Student

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    It is in Los Angeles. Near to companies

    Cons

    Courses are not that good

  6.  

    It was GREAT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice and helpful

    Cons

    No formal training, you have to learn everything yourself

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clarity Report Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Clarity Report Developer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    still a great institution to work for

    Cons

    too many management changes, too political, too much micro-management, definitely not a friendly working environment.
    very understaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to work despite budget cuts

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Work life balance is heavily dependent on lab

    Cons

    Increasing cuts in funding create a stressful environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Too much politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    While I love the office I work for, there is overall too much politics at UCLA to achieve the outcomes we want.

    Cons

    Unions can be very limiting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    A privileged place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Fantastic campus and brilliant people all around.

    Cons

    You can lost in the crowd. Very big and bureaucratic. Lot's of politics, but that is true anywhere. Live near campus of terrible commute and parking! Bike!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Best place in academia

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Instructor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Great location
    Excellent pay
    Many opportunities
    Like-minded people

    Cons

    No cons for this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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