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Good place to work.

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Current Employee - Assistant IV in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Assistant IV in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at UCLA part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Good health care and people are nice.

Cons

Work is repetitive. I guess that's what you get for being in public institution.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    Excellent Work Environment, Values & Culture; Excellent Benefits

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Understaffed, Underpaid, Micromanaged, Moronic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are a few gems you will meet in this department, but they are few and far in between. Those are the only people that matter in this toxic environment.

    Cons

    The management is awful and moronic. They do not know what they are doing and treat every single employee as if they are replaceable. However, the management is SO bad that they can't even replace an employee. While other UCLA departments can hire within 30 days, UAN management takes at least 4 months just to hire for a position they knew about for over 2 years. The management is also passive aggressive, selfish, and will penalize you for everything. If you accomplish something, the manager will take credit for it, and if the management fails something, they will not hesitate to place the blame on you. They are also so oblivious to anything that goes on around them. This was by far the worst management I have ever seen and even after you leave the department, they will tell everyone to cut all ties with you. The manager is so paranoid that she theorized about how past employees may be sabotaging and manipulating her files in the server; which is not possible. And past employees are so relieved to get out of the department they don't ever look back, not to mention waste their time manipulating her templates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is the problem and they are the reason that people can't do their work. This environment is TOXIC, negative, unmotivational, and self-deprecating. Management is selfish and oblivious, unorganized and passive aggressive, and overall just the worst. There is NO room for movement and NOWHERE TO GO from here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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