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Location, Location, Location

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at UCLA full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

A majority of the people you will work with are the nicest people you'll ever meet in a workplace. The benefits and time off are awesome.

Cons

Everything depends on what department you work in. A few are great, most a good, a few are awful. Many managers got to their position not necessarily by being competent at their job but by managing to outlast everyone else. Every job is politics heavy and affecting any change can be almost impossible. Know your place and keep your head down is generally the name of the game.

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid of innovation. Just because it's the way you've always done it doesn't mean there isn't a better way to do it. Be wary of the little kingdoms that people tend to build, this and stagnation kills morale.

Other Employee Reviews for UCLA

  1. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Work Environment, Values & Culture; Excellent Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UCLA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, diversity, variety, convenience, staff discounts, lots to do, lots of ways to get involved and network, non-profit organization

    Cons

    Other people love working for UCLA too, so many of the professionals with some experience under their belt tend to stay a looooong time (many until retirement). This is great for them, however, if you are a more junior employee, when you've grown and are ready to move up to the next step in your career, you may not be able to do so in your current department; however, there are often suitable positions open if you're willing and open to moving to a completely new department or division at a different location on campus.

    Advice to Management

    I think it would be beneficial for management to take a more proactive, gregarious approach toward ushering and facilitating the career growth and leadership development f their junior employees. This would help to retain them and reduce turnover. There's only so long that an experience college (UCLA) grad is ok with being in an admin or coordinator role; eventually, they will outgrow the position and be ready to take the next step in their career, and UCLA management needs to anticipate, accept and be ready for this. If they do so, they won't lose the time and resources they invested in that employee, they will foster an even deeper sense of loyalty in the employee for their employer, and they will keep these great minds within their organization.


  2. A well-managed place to work in

    Current Contractor - Junior Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Junior Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at UCLA as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    UCLA is a nice place for learning and working in an academic atmosphere, probably one of the best in the whole country.

    Cons

    Like any other governmental public organization the bureaucratic and time-consuming processes are making thing slow and suffering in some cases.


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