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A large, cumbersome institution; depending on your Dept./team, etc., it could be awesome or pure frustration.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at UC San Francisco full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Benefits are good and at least in my case the work/life balance was solid; the majority of your co-workers will be great. Amazing research and innovation in the life sciences.

Cons

A huge organization which is not very agile; it takes tremendous effort to move anything forward. Inevitable politics and egos. A sizeable number of middle managers could be let go and it would not be noticed - plus the $$ saved would be considerable. Little to no training for administrative staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Interim Chancellor Hawgood is certainly up to the task of being Chancellor, although a search is on to find the successor to Susan Desmond-Hellmann. That search will take months, as the target candidate pool is probably not a large one, and allegedly there should be some sort of sizzle factor to the choice.

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No opinion of CEO

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    Great programs, horrible pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Feel like you're making a difference, and the faculty quite engaging

    Cons

    UC system does not reward hard work, tries to keep HR costs down by any means

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise freezes do not keep high quality performers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    salary not good

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    not busy, can learn some stuff

    Cons

    less money,, work kind of boring

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