University of Southern California Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Pros
  • An effort is made by the administration to foster a real work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits, work on a college campus is awesome (in 36 reviews)

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

  • Reviews on this site from mostly student workers that are happy to have any job (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time

    Pros

    Great 401(k) match, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not exactly the best place to live around.


  2. Great Place to work - Financial Aid

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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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The staff in the financial aid office at USC truly cares about students and their families. They work within the federal and state guidelines to maximize the aid that students receive. Everyone works hard and is dedicated to their job.

    Cons

    Pay is decent but most staff rely on overtime to receive a reasonable compensation. There can be long hours.


  3. Great School

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    School Spirit. Renowned Professors. Superb Athletic Teams.

    Cons

    Dangerous Neighborhood. Expensive Tuition. Dangerous Neighborhood.


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  5. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I worked on clinical trials both clinical human subjects and per-clinical research studies. Worked with a great group of people.

    Cons

    Research funding and cuts in staff, and paying for parking

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Data Analyst

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Get new and updated knowledge from professors.
    Flexible working time.
    Have one home based work day per week.
    People there are friendly.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive.
    I don't like the food in seeds.
    Works are not challenging.
    People do not have efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. USC review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, competitive salary, and wonderful environment

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to navigate a large place

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  8. Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Best place to work for Students. The manager is very helpful.

    Cons

    There are no cons, felt very great.


  9. Good Part time For students

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    My job was for The Lab, Hospitality. You get paid more compared to other part time jobs on campus because of tips.

    Cons

    It's a physical job. You literally should be running around your whole shift.


  10. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time

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

    Pros

    Great Place to study. The professors are awesome and helpful. The courses are nice. You will have good opportunities to find a job.

    Cons

    It is not super safe around the campus, but it is getting better. There is no other cons. A nice place to live and study.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any particular advice to the management until now.


  11. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California

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

    Pros

    very helpful, teachers eager to provide as much info as possible, very positive environment, make you work hard

    Cons

    really none, everyone was so helpful and encouraging!



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