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UCLA Reviews in West Los Angeles, CA

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Pros
  • work life balance is good with flexible options available (in 17 reviews)

  • Casual work environment with high expectations (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to balance teaching and course load at the same time, especially as a graduate student (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Exciting, frustrating, and conducive to only minimal growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    beautiful campus, conveniently located, a relatively diverse demographic and excellent networking opportunities if one is both charismatic, ambitious and persistent. daily amusement as well.

    Cons

    i don't even no where to start! First, you must know that ucla is only conducive to minimal growth if you do not know the right people and have an extroverted enough personality to smile or joke your way into an array of professional opportunities. The second and only thing you need to know is that UCLA is more blue than it is gold even when the sun is shining---and it shines often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value student employee professional development in an active way, encourage your employers to discontinue drawing distinctions between student workers and full time employees---it's divisive and therefore counterproductive (and a bit unfair too).

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work for a little while.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Supervisor  in  West Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Supervisor in West Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    collegiality, is a good place to work while going to school. You get to meet a lot of people who are coming into the gym to work out, and it is definitely a place to be seen on campus. The work is not really hard and you are able to do other things such as homework or studying whil eon the clock. Some of the management realizes taht this is just a student job, so they are not super serious or hard on you, while others have an unrealistic expectation of what employees should do. Overall, I would recommend working at the JWC.

    Cons

    not really a future working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the workers have more involvement in managament decisions

    Recommends
  3.  

    UCLA not a bad place to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Affairs Officer II  in  West Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Affairs Officer II in West Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Job security is one thing that you will always have with public sector work. There are a ton of vacation days that are paid in addition to personal and sick days. In many cases you hit the ceiling for your personal and sick days with normal usage.

    Cons

    Job security is a double-edged sword also means little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push employees that are not productive instead of the employees who are.

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