University of Southern California Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    The working time here is flexible.

    Cons

    If you are ambitious and looking for promotion, university is not best choice for you.

  2. Top Researchers and Professional Faculty

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    Former Employee - N/A
    Former Employee - N/A

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The atmosphere is competitive but supportive; if you involve yourself in the academic community, there are some wonderful and inspirational faculty. The outreach programs are getting stronger.

    Great Benefits if you can get them.

    Cons

    Low pay and exclusive. The university won't let you teach at other community colleges in the area, although USC boasts at having the most transfers from California colleges.

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. student worker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Easy jobs
    Good money
    Good work culture

    Cons

    No raise
    Sometimes managers can be non professionals
    No compensation

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. Student Services Advisor

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    Former Employee - Student Services Advisor I in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Services Advisor I in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great community
    Smart, motivated students
    Opportunities for internal transfer and career progression
    Great benefits
    Great physical environment (on campus)
    Educational benefits
    Pay is good for compared to public universities
    Embracing new technology with online programs

    Cons

    Getting your foot in the door can be tough without direct related experience
    Workload can be very intense with budget cuts across many departments
    Some departments are "stuck in their ways" and slow to implement progressive management ideas...this is par for the course in institutions of higher education

    Advice to Management

    Basically the leadership is doing a good job. be mindful of the workload of employees.

  6. Nice university!

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    Former Employee - Grader/TA in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Grader/TA in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good business office for ISE department

    Cons

    N/A, at least I did not encounter

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  7. You will love working on campus. The culture is amazing and listening to the band is great

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The offered Salary is great! It is a negotiated salary yet is fair market as well. You will not be disappointed

    Cons

    Nepatizam is everywhere.... And they love that. It's all about SC pride. We look out for one another.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified professionals

  8. Life Sciences-Doctoral Student

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

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively well funded research university. Promotes lots of collaboration between other USC labs and allows for lots of intercampus collaborations with UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, etc.

    Cons

    Nothing specific to USC, graduate work is always tough.

    Advice to Management

    More free food.

  9. great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    It was a good company

    Cons

    not many cons of the company

    Advice to Management

    improve office culture and training

  10. Fight on!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Great experience working at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Campus is beautiful and the environment is positive. Plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    Parking can be expensive and adds up. As an adjunct professor, pay is dismal but if you are a full-time professor, salary and benefits can be exceptional.

  11. Good environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of scientist working as a team

    Cons

    Main campus and HSC are separate. It is difficulty to go to main campus to have classes.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

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