UC San Diego

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Above average employer overall / average employer among higher education.

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Current Employee - Student Affairs Officer in La Jolla, CA
Current Employee - Student Affairs Officer in La Jolla, CA

I have been working at UC San Diego

Pros

The caliber of UCSD students makes working with them rewarding and challenging in the good way. In addition, the benefits of working for the UC are better than average compared to other employers.

Cons

The current budget crisis has affected morale across campus. As state employees, our compensation was never overly generous so the furloughs have been devastating. Working in Student Affairs at UCSD has been a challenge because of the highly decentralized nature of the campus.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I appreciate the openness and transparency with which the leadership has handled the current fiscal crisis. My sincere hope is that when the economy recovers our salaries are raised back to levels that recruit and retain a competent workforce, and that plans are made to prevent such a disaster from occurring again at this magnitude.

Recommends
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego

    Pros

    Dynamic, positive working environment at a Top Tiered nationally ranked university.

    Cons

    Ego driven faculty have too much voice in running the institution, detracting from administrative leadership making the right decisions for the direction of the university. Fear based decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take charge of the campus - make strategic decisions that benefit all without fear of reprisal from the faculty.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    UCSD Bioengineering

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Laie, HI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Laie, HI

    I have been working at UC San Diego

    Pros

    A somewhat well-respected bioengineering program in the nation, located in a place with good weather, laidback environment, collaborative research environment

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy, long lines and red tape (it's UCSD!), faculty don't care, lots of grade inflation, administration staff is largely disorganized, very sterile environment, people located in labs next to each other don't talk or say hi.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the students' needs, foster more activities that encourage bonding between faculty, staff, and students, more courtesy towards one another

    Doesn't Recommend
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