UC San Francisco

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Great environment ... very PI dependent

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great scientific environment with lots of opportunities to learn and progress.

Cons

Choose your PI carefully.
None of them are bad, but it's personality dependent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Only good for academic staff

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Always a lot of activity with cutting edge research, opportunities to understand the operations of a public academic institution, generally beautiful campus

    Cons

    Little room for growth for anyone who is not a MD or PhD, so expect to be treated as a second- or third-class citizen if your title is not "Doctor"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the academics to be better managers, create training programs and career ladders for non-doctorate research staff, conduct more frequent internal audits in preparation for external audits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    HIGHLY location-specific

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    Former Employee - Associate Specialist III in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Specialist III in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great deal of autonomy, excellent benefits, availability of many training resources and certifications for (self-initiated) career development, University hiring highly values previous UCSF experience -- making it easier for at least latitudinal job changes to escape an intolerable work environment

    Cons

    Expect to be hired at the bottom of your position's pay scale with no room for bargaining. No PhD = Unbreakable glass ceiling in doing any academic work. I was Project Director for a huge research grant, literally did all of the work, without credit, PI plagiarized the hell out of my work before I could publish. Hold your cards close to your chest, and choose your PI *very* wisely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, for the love of God, take advantage of University training on supervision and mentoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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