UCLA
3.8 of 5 433 reviews
www.ucla.edu Los Angeles, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

UCLA Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.8 433 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block

Gene D. Block

(134 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Stable, enriching, and enjoyable place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBenefits, stable position and salary, invests in the employee if you stay long. This is a great place to work if you have a family and are looking for something for the long-term. Things only get better with age here.

ConsA bit of the lazy public employee feel, if you have a bad supervisor it's hard to change, can be a bit dry. If you are young and looking for a dynamic place to work it can be hard to find, but it is possible depending on the department. Bureaucracy rules here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great opportunity for Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at UCLA part-time for more than a year

ProsDiverse student population, nice environment, but workload depends on professor. Very informative training provided for new TAs, strong emphasis on training and support for Teaching Assistants. Pay is not bad for public university.

ConsSome professors have certain expectations and do overwork you. Difficult to balance teaching and course load at the same time, especially as a graduate student.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Generally positive

Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at UCLA full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood working environment in my department

ConsVery compartmentalized due to the size of the campus

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good

Graduate Student Researcher (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at UCLA full-time for less than a year

Prosgood university with high quality programs

Conslow salary with high cost in LA

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great neighborhood

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UCLA

Prosgreat neighborhood
very nice academic environment

Consthe renting is very costly
graduate students are underpaid

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nice people in a predictable environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at UCLA

Prosgreat working for a non-for-profit university system facing challenges. surrounded by smart, hard-working people.

Conspredictable schedule with limited flexibility to try truly innovative ideas because of corporate nature.

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It was good.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UCLA

ProsGave me money to do things.

ConsDidn't do much else to do things.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe better at doing things.

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Great place to work in

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UCLA

ProsGood diversity and brilliant professors

ConsCircuit and embedded track is very good. Otherwise, mediocre research

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It's been a good and relaxing job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UCLA

ProsEase and capable work for anyone willing to put in the effort. Flexible hours when you first decide.

ConsFinding people to sell shifts to can be difficult sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Reasonable employer for this position (APLL PLF)

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UCLA

ProsFull-time staff are friendly and helpful
Opportunities for advancement

ConsHours are governed by need: if they need you, you can't change your hours

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