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UCLA Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
157 Reviews
3.0
157 Reviews
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UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block
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157 Ratings

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.  

    Challenging with dysfunctional leadership

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    Former Employee - Chief Administrative Officer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Chief Administrative Officer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA

    Pros

    Prestigious, academic setting, and great colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, high turnover, extremely low work morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that your employees are your greatest resource who's abilities should not be taken for granted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A good place to work despite budget cuts

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    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
  3.  

    Peer Learning Facilitator

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    Former Employee - Peer Learning Facilitator in UCLA, CA
    Former Employee - Peer Learning Facilitator in UCLA, CA

    I worked at UCLA part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, supportive environment, was able to teach undergraduate students in a setting that promoted their academic growth

    Cons

    lack of supervision, meetings were not organized and seemed to go off in tangents, no sense of direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Pick your own hours, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Long hours, high demand. Depends on who the PI is

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good workplace but low salaries

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Good work environment, great faculty (depends on academic Department), medical benefits

    Cons

    Low wages (not competitive), if you work in a small Dept then there is no room for a significant raise or growth, in order to get anything you need to seek opportunities outside your Dept, paying for parking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Office Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Benefits and location and friendly people

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy and the parking situation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Absolutely wonderful.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in UCLA, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in UCLA, CA

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

    Pros

    Very enriching experiences, I get to work on latest Google and YouTube APIs.

    Cons

    Time constraints. The deadlines may be a little tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  9.  

    Always a safe choice...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    You have job security as there is always a need for education

    Cons

    Since you are in the education industry, your salary range is limited

  10.  

    Student Dining Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Good salary. Managers are nice. Flexible.

    Cons

    No Cons. A good part time job

  11.  

    research scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Secure, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Salary, future career, slow promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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