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University of Southern California Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
564 Reviews
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Pros
  • An effort is made by the administration to foster a real work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Great benefits include tuition remission and doubling of 403(b) contributions (i (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • It is not very safe for students to live around the campus (in 13 reviews)

  • Reviews on this site from mostly student workers that are happy to have any job (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    A fulfilling experience for undergraduates.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tour Guide  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's easy to talk to your managers, and USC allows many opportunities to work in various departments. Transparent with employees about university policies. Able to learn many skills such as public speaking, intercultural communication, and professionalism. Diverse work environment.

    Cons

    Pay can be low when starting, training is a long process, and sometimes management is not always available. Difficult to rise through the ranks to various other positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to increase the academic reputation of the institution.

  2.  

    Its ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Ok to work. Good benefits

    Cons

    No salary increases. Very difficult for any career growth.

  3.  

    Great fun working here!!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with. You will learn a lot in a short amount of time!

    Cons

    Requires a lot of running around, could get tiring.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall it's a great University with lots of resources

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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 part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The funding in infrastructure is being increased enormously so students can benefit a lot. The work life balance is also quite reasonable and there are so many celebration and thank you party that make you feel like a family.

    Cons

    While the resources are huge, the students are somewhat not as considerate. I wish they could understand the professors, TAs more and study harder.

    Recommends
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  6.  

     Draw, process, and ship participant blood samples
     Assist in the creation of the study lab procedure protocol

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    To obtain a position as a research phlebotomist with the USC-UCLA Center for
    Population Health and Health Disparities to use my medical science background as a
    Licensed Phlebotomy Technician I and Certified Medical Assistant. With over 8 years
    of experience supporting and executing the standards of phlebotomy practice and
    medical assistance, I am also reliable, punctual and able to work well with others, be
    flexible and provide a positive contribution to the USC studies.

    Cons

    Learning new job skills and learning new thing every day.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work as a graduate research assistant.

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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 part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -great food variety for asian.
    -nice weather, sunny all year long, never too cold or hot.
    -lots of wonderful places of interest nearby

    Cons

    -terrible traffic sometimes.
    -safety is a big problem at some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to take care of the safety on/near campus.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    USC is a great place to teach.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Associate Professor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Associate Professor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is on a terrific upward trajectory. It has gone from basically being a top 75 university in the 90's to being what I think is a top 20 university today, and still improving. The academic quality of the University is improving all the time; the students are better and better. The energy and momentum is terrific.

    Cons

    Dealing with housing costs and traffic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more course-relief for clinical faculty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9.  

    Nice place to work

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California as a contractor

    Pros

    Prestige, good pay, upbeat and beautiful campus

    Cons

    None that I can think of now.

    Recommends
  10.  

    One of the best jobs I had so far.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, benefit include, health (with USC doctors as a choice), dental and vision. The stress is very low and superior are extremely understanding. There is a great sense of community and opportunity to farther your education for free if you decide to. Additionally, your children can get their education for free if you work for 2 years and they get accepted to USC.

    Cons

    So far I have no encountered anything yet and I been working here for 8 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management have done a great job. I am appreciative of how well they treat you and they listen to you. There is a feeling they are more of your friends, rather than your supervisors. This is a good thing, because you feel encourage to seek help from them without feeling like you're a nausea.

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  11.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    i study at here, so it's good for me.

    Cons

    no, just work for professor, he is very nice

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