UCLA Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    good environment, good weather, nice people

    Cons

    academic, pay low, pressure high

  2. RA

    • 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great atmosphere for studying and research. Good life-work balance

    Cons

    Chance for industry experience is limited

    Advice to Management

    More career development service for student and post-doc

  3. Postdoc

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Highly knowledgeable people, high reputation, great place

    Cons

    Some buildings are old fashioned.

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  5. Paid internship in athletics marketing, did it for two years.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Athletics Marketing Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Athletics Marketing Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot of skills and experienced many different aspects of marketing with various sports.

    Cons

    it was sometimes repetitive in the tasks assigned

  6. A good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule. There are a lot of great PIs to work with if you choose the academic career path.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay for the postdoc. The health and dental insurance is just soso. The administration people in the department are generally low efficient.

  7. Great experience working as a teaching assistant.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are great union benefits, and you can do an autodeposit for your paycheck so it goes right into your account without having to deposit a physical check.

    Cons

    The hourly rate is quite low and after taxes, becomes even less. However, hours are flexible, you work from home, and there are few reasons to need to come into the department offices.

    Advice to Management

    They're great about having an open office policy; you can drop by anytime. However, they're not always available so it would be nice to have a way to submit feedback after the class is over.

  8. TA at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent salaries for assigned work time

    Cons

    Not really helping much with industry, unless for someone wishing to be a teacher/professor

  9. research assitant

    Current Employee - Indiana in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Indiana in West Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    good research environment and courses

    Cons

    very cold weather ; no entertainment

  10. Amazing.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work at a wonderful institution with wonderful people. Everything is near your location and the benefits for UC employees are great.

    Cons

    Parking is very expensive. Also, the vast number of employees make it hard for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice is to allow the students to receive their education without the burden of such a large amount of debt. The UC system has to fix this problem.

  11. UCLA Reader

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UCLA Reader (Grader) in UCLA, CA
    Current Employee - UCLA Reader (Grader) in UCLA, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, easy going experience. Depends on your professor. In my case, assignments were graded online, so I was able to work on it at home.

    Cons

    No real cons. Just do not sign up to be a grader for a class or professor you do not like.

    Advice to Management

    The Staff Personnel Office (the one in charge of hiring) was very inadequate. They emailed the wrong person with the hiring details, and only after over 1 month and by my own action did they correct their mistake.

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