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University of Southern California Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
270 Reviews
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270 Reviews
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University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • An effort is made by the administration to foster a real work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits include tuition remission and doubling of 403(b) contributions (i (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • But the good news is that USC has already been working on the safety issue around the campus (in 14 reviews)

  • There is cumbersome bureaucracy and red tape that you would not expect at a private institution (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Web Developer Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, friendly coworkers, work is user-facing

    Cons

    Yet to experience any strong cons.

  2.  

    Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Interesting work, flexible hours, company values are good, you get to choose your own work, good time off policy.

    Cons

    Bad commute, salary is a bit lacking, funding is lacking, promotions are minimal.

  3.  

    Overall great TA experience, but sometimes the loading is not fair and too heavy on some unfortunate individuals.

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

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paying tuition and getting a stipend for phd students.

    Cons

    Some people are lazy and skip their duties without much punishment. e.g. when other people spend four+ hours grading an exam, somebody just doesn't show up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a balanced workload across all TA/RAs who have with the same pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great working environment at USC ISI

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Quiet and comfortable working environment

    Cons

    No good asian food or restaurants nearby

  6.  

    I am a student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    good professor and some of them are really good

    Cons

    too many student and the school regulation seems to be chaos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not apply for EE department here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    research asistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    nice academic environment, people are nice

    Cons

    fields of study is not diverse,

  8.  

    Assistant Professor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment, very smart colleagues, high pay. The campus is beautiful, and the offices are large.

    Cons

    While I appreciate the autonomy of my job, the fact that USC is a commuting school (i.e., most people do not come in more than once or twice a week) means that you can feel a bit isolated. I would prefer more collegiality in my workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Work around your schedule as a student worker. Pay increases year to year. Easy to find a job through myusc.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low. Not much advancement, but what can you expect from a temporary student job. Sometimes treated like second class employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's a good place to work, as a student worker.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    There's plenty rules between employees and employers to obey. So nothing pushy in the work here.

    Cons

    Sometimes some managers would be pretty strict on the time or rules for work.

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    Customer Service.Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Enjoy working with customer ,making people happy.

    Cons

    no real advancement, don't listen to employes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel listening to employee and working has one helps a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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