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Free Healthcare and Reduced Tuition for TAs

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Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in La Jolla, CA
Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in La Jolla, CA

I have been working at UC San Diego part-time (less than an year)

Pros

As a TA you get reduced tuition for the quarter. It's seriously great especially if you are a Master's student since you often don't meet the qualifications for most fellowships and grants. You also get free healthcare for the quarter. All of this in addition to being paid.

Cons

Sometimes you might be paired with a professor that essentially wants you to run the class or one that doesn't make their expectation of the TAs clear.

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    Overall, a learning experience

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    Former Employee - Setup and Field Lining Coordinator in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Setup and Field Lining Coordinator in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    I dealt with so many different events on a day to day basis which increased my experience of managing several projects at once. There are possibilities for promotions which is nice. They were also various incentives of working within the UC system.

    Cons

    Communication throughout every department at UCSD is just terrible. There is no consistency in who to contact for various services etc. It is always a challenge tracking down the right individual for help without someone saying 'thats not my job'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons. Improve communications among departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Takes a special type of personality to work here

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    Current Employee - Director, IT Systems in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Director, IT Systems in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Absolutely no deadlines

    Cons

    - No accountability, it's everyone else's problem
    - Frustrating to people who want to see things move forward or succeed
    - Waste, waste, waste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the people destroying the moral in your organization and root them out. That is a quick win and will make everyone else work harder. There is nothing more demoralizing than high performers and low performers treated equally. We are not communists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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