UC San Diego

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Lecturer at UCSD

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Current Employee - Lecturer in La Jolla, CA
Current Employee - Lecturer in La Jolla, CA

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

Pros

Students are bright, colleagues are great, administrative staff is very competent.

Cons

This would be a great job if it were full time. Unfortunately UCSD seems to operate a bit like Wal-Mart in that the administrative staff seems to go out of their way to make sure that you're only ever part time. The effect of this practice (1) turns what would be a decent annual starting salary ($49K) into a poor salary ($22K), and (2) makes it hard to become benefits-eligible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you have effective lecturers then make them happy by hiring them full time. Happy employees = more productive employees.

Doesn't Recommend
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    no advancement, no recognition for exceptional work

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst III in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst III in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I would not recommend UC San Diego Health Systems to a friend. Very unproductive work environment with very poor upper management

    Cons

    poor leadership, expect long hours with no compensation or gratitude

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Relaxed, friendly, and unambitious

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The environment is fairly flexible, lenient, and relaxed. People are mostly friendly and the work is generally straightforward/well defined, and deadlines aren't stressfully enforced.

    Cons

    Most coworkers are friendly, but they aren't competitive; most are average joes with little ambition. That tends to be the norm in government and education jobs, but it isn't for everyone. I wasn't inspired to come to work, thats for sure. At least it was easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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