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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    Engineering Intern in Facilities Management

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Engineering Assistant  in  West Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Assistant in West Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA

    Pros

    I was working in an internship position that gave me a lot of flexibility and provided a great learning opportunity. My boss was very concerned with my education and would go to great lengths to help me in my understanding. He assigned me reasonable tasks and gave me a great deal of leeway to get them accomplished. There was a good level of interaction among employees and everyone was glad to help me when I needed clarification or more information. I was able to take time off when I needed to and I was relatively free in choosing my hours.

    Cons

    The pay at UCLA was not as great as working at other engineering internships as I have had in the past. A lot of the tasks that I was required to do were kind of repetitive, and some of the working conditions were rather extreme, it being often quite hot and noisy, and needing to work around steam piping a great deal of the time was rather dangerous, although proper safety precautions were taught and implemented. I did not see a great deal of opportunity for developing a career that would have been very fulfilling, it would have been tedious work that I did not find very stimulating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed working with the management, they were always helpful and would go out of their way for me. Communication was generally pretty easily accessible, but at times duties were a bit unclear. I enjoyed the freedom given to me to pursue my goals, and the oversight when I needed it was not overbearing.

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    Overall good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Events Services  in  West Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Events Services in West Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA

    Pros

    Its convenient if you live on campus cuz its so close by, and the wage is decent. I worked at ucla for a year and it was a great experience cuz i was able to get into some free screenings of movies that played on campus. The people I worked with were great and that was one of the best reasons I enjoyed my work experience at ucla. I would do it again and would recommend my friends to the job as well. I would have worked longer but at the time I quit i was going to graduate.

    Cons

    The wage could be better, and the stuff I did was sometimes easy, sometimes hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would tell them to pay the employees more because students need the money.

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