UC San Diego

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UCSD

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Former Employee - Staff Research Associate I in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Staff Research Associate I in San Diego, CA

I worked at UC San Diego full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Academia research, more freedom, better environment for innovation

Cons

Low pay, not much room for growth if your PI doesn't get grants, can be laid off anytime

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Decrease the amount of money you take from labs, right now labs pay about half of their hard to get grants to the university. It's just too much. Technicians with the right background for the work are hard to find and the low pay is stifling.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Siloed...Change-resistant...fiefdoms...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, weather, environment, some departments are starting to turn their perspective and strategy towards the future, rather than "right now"

    Cons

    Slow to change/adapt. Fiefdoms and resistance to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
    ― Alvin Toffler

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you can handle the culture of academia, you might really like it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting cultural, artistic and scientific events and groups. Secure since it's a government job. Great benefits.

    Cons

    You'll work with many people with a very whacked work ethic who wouldn't last a day in a real corporate environment. Academics tend to be very arrogant and poor managers. Low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you've got a PhD, doesn't mean you know anything about managing people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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