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Ultimately bad

Programmer Analyst IV Supervisor (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

ProsFor the most part, the stability of your job along with a relatively low pressure environment is nice at the time. Being at a university is, if not anything else, intellectually stimulating. The flexibility was nice as well.

ConsAfter putting in over 14 years at UC San Diego, my project was no longer funded and all the connections I had made in my time there turned away from me. Years and years of salary freezes, helping people for no benefit, working for the greater good all for naught. NEVER depend on this organization looking out for your career goals if you are non-faculty. It is not in their best interest.

Advice to Senior ManagementShow some freaking loyalty.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee) La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego part-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Access to funding, some departments are friendlier than others, most… Cons: Pay is way too low for student researchers. Overly bureaucratic. They are constantly sending emails… Advice to Senior Management: Pay GSR's better. Focus more on the individuals, not just… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Difficult to find paid research positions/compensation for the work you're interested in.

    Intern (Former Employee) La Jolla, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: You're on campus, so you don't have to worry about travelling off campus (Depending on… Cons: Limited HR for the work I was involved in, a lot of in-hiring (i.e. claiming they don't favor current employees for higher-up positions, but these… Advice to Senior Management: Make it possible for student workers to negotiate for raises and open… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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