University of Southern California
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www.usc.edu Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

University of Southern California Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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4.0 518 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias

C. L. Max Nikias

(202 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Trojan pride

    PhD Student (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsInternational, open mind, many creative people and it's great honor to be a Trojan member!

    ConsSafety needs enforcement, need more places for dining

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic Benefits

    Associate Head Tennis Coach (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat healthcare insurance with USC Network Plan and retirement where you put in 5% and they put in 10% of your income...free money.

    ConsThere are no gripes about USC.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job beautifying the campus and attracting elite talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No surprise

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable, low stress but it depends on your adviser

    Conslow pay, minimal for acceptable living standard

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    USC is a wonderful place

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsUSC is a top university and it has very good academia environments. The library is great here as well. Professors are very nice and supportive. I love it here

    ConsThere is not too many cons here. I guess graduate students are generally not paid very well, but that is very common among other universities. So, I am not too upset with this. ANother disadvantage of this is there is no rain in LA

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWonderful place to work. USC Takes care of its family and school spirit is amazing.

    ConsThe commute to the main campus is bad, but you can always use the Tram to/from Union Station.

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    A good place for research

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExposed to many varieties of collaboration. Many resources to support your research. supportive stuff. A good place to stay and enjoy your life.

    ConsSome times, the salary for a postdoc is relatively low. But still depends on the funding sources. No other things to complain.

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    Great university!

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe architecture is amazing. The school is amazingly symmetrical, beautiful, well-groomed. Students are also very friendly, diverse, and accommodating. Food is tasty, and the staff is quite helpful as well.

    ConsScary community. Parking is expensive. Mid-to-high management is very unprofessional. Don't like the way they treated their adjunct faculty.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    clinical assistant professor

    Clinical Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsI have great autonomy in my job.

    Conslimited opportunities to increase compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great college experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat school. Great tradition and history.

    ConsThe neighborhood is not the best, but the school provides a great deal of security.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Facilities Engineering Assistant (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsSome of my friend introduce me there, I got well trained, compensation and personal growth. Colleagues are smart and motivated while boss is dedicated and friendly.

    ConsThere are not so much cons here. Just some of the work is a little bit boring but you know working is not always with fun.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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