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good place for Ph.D. student assistant

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I have been working at UC San Diego part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

good research environment especially for science and engineering, good weather,

Cons

a little boring, parking is horrible

Advice to Management

UCSD had very good reputation in science and engineering, but it starts to lose that now. I understand funding problem (from California state) is the main reason. UCSD should hire more lecturers for undergraduate students, so professors can focus on their research.

Other Employee Reviews for UC San Diego

  1. Active campus, research seems to be spread thin"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    "Diverse/Creative student body. Great weather and near the beach. Tons of activities/events on campus. Competitive atmosphere in a healthy way. There are a lot of resources on campus to help students with professional development.”

    Cons

    "Tuition is growing each year. It is hard to really get anything stuff done without a ton of paperwork to follow. Parking is becoming more expensive and very difficult to find. Lab spaces can be pretty tight and equipment can be dated"

    Advice to Management

    Pump more funding into research projects around campus.


  2. UCSD

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus, great coworkers. Good benefits. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Very easy for staff to get comfortable, stagnant, yet still ride the system and get promotions. Because of this there are a lot of staff who have been there a long time just "hanging out" in upper level positions. Hard to get a position, and limited upward mobility once you are hired, even with appropriate experience and education.


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