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Excellent benefits and plenty of advancement opportunities

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Director in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Director in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at UCLA full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

UCLA has a culture that supports and rewards innovation. Lots of benefits to maintain morale including gym access, professional/managerial development programs, etc. Decent pension plan with a 403(b) option. Health, dental, and vision plans are generally lower-cost than in the private sector. Lots of rideshare and public transit options for commuting to campus.

Cons

Senior administration seem to be more concerned about the financial bottom line than about certain educational missions. UCLA is a very large organization and can have many cumbersome bureaucracies, depending on the area in which you work. Traffic on/around campus can be atrocious.

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    Great PhD experience

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Big name school
    - Great medical school for collaborations
    - Good core facilities
    - Distinguished faculty

    Cons

    As with any PhD, your experience totally depends on your advisor... So make sure you fit well with them as well as the lab.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Graduate Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, caring community, quarterly staff appreciation, flexibility in roles and responsibilities

    Cons

    People love working here so they tend to stay for years so there is not a ton of opportunity to acquire permanent positions. Internships don't pay very well.

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    More opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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