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Low salaries for the work, understaffed

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at University of Southern California full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

High status university, beautiful campus, some cool people, great weather, many cool things going on, good academic programs, enthusiastic sports program, many different places to work on campus, huge (two campuses - also a con), commitment to being a great university

Cons

Low salaries for the work, everyone crying poverty, low status of staff, long hours for limited pay, very understaffed, no access to decision makers, low morale, limited career opportunities, huge, two campuses, no work-life balance (this may depend on the department you work for), staff are an afterthought and not valued,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some departments are woefully understaffed - this might seem smart, but can really be a false economy

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for University of Southern California

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    fun laid back ... good benefits

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free education!! you are allowed to take 6 units per semester for free ...
    Laid back no stress enviorment. fun colleges to work with

    Cons

    NO real motivation or interesting technologies to work on

    at times it seems like working in a DMV

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

    Great benefits highlight working for this company

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team and frontline people who work here make this a good place to work, if you want to feel like you are joining a family.

    Cons

    Shoot-from-the-hip planning (meaning: planning is non-existent) make being a middle-manager here very difficult. Plan on dysfunction at all levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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