Caltech (California)

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Campus Security Officer

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Former Employee - Campus Security Officer  in  Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Campus Security Officer in Pasadena, CA

Pros

Good place to work at.

Cons

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  1.  

    Wouldn't really work around my schedule

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    Former Employee - Programmer Intern  in  Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Intern in Pasadena, CA

    Pros

    It's a pretty relaxed place, and the people are nice. The area is also very beautiful. Food at lunch is also pretty good with several choices.

    Cons

    They kept assigning me tasks during Finals week even though I repeatedly asked for them to get the assignments to me earlier.

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    If you have students working for you, don't assign them tasks during Finals week and then get mad when they don't finish it early or make mistakes in their code.

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    Employee vs. Academic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    Pros

    Caltech has great benefits, start off vacation was higher than most places. The location is lovely. There was a good sense of comradery among the researchers in my lab. Not to mention you are working at one of the world's leading academic research institutes. It is not uncommon to hear that people of interest are moving around campus, giving talks. Everyone from Stephen Hawking to Bill Nye.

    Cons

    The expectations of employees in research positions could be closer to that of grad students or post docs depending on the lab. Playing the game according to HR's rules is very different from playing the game using your immediate boss' rules. I have heard, though indirectly, that HR/higher-ups would rather let you go than discipline a professor.

    However this may be a problem in all of academia.

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