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Great place for young scientists to learn!

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Current Employee - Staff Research Associate I in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Staff Research Associate I in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Lots of events and seminars with prominent speakers to attend. Get the sense that the faculty really care about the research associates/analysts/graduate students/postdocs in their lab. Faculty are attentive to concerns of their lab members. I feel like I have a project that could someday lead to better prevention and treatment of patients - so I feel very motivated to keep working.

Cons

As is the case with any large university/corporation, there is a lot of bureaucracy to get through before one can get started with doing any experiments. The pay is not great given that I have to pay rent in San Francisco.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to provide more/better funding to students and staff.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Very blessed to have employment at this highly respected institution

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    Current Employee - CSWII in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - CSWII in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Innovative
    Good benefits
    Sense of doing good for the community
    Passionate staff and managers -- usually

    Cons

    If you work on the Campus side, as I do, you see the big disparity between Campus & Medical Center
    Extremely hierarchical
    You have to make your own opportunities for advancement, and yell about your accomplishments from the rooftops! Otherwise, senior managers may not notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat staff with dignity -- don't be so lackadaisical

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good work environment

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    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant II in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant II in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UC San Francisco as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with, helpful

    Cons

    hiring process is difficult, HR/recruiters are not responsive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revamp your hiring process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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