University of Southern California

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loved it, wish i hadn't left

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Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at University of Southern California full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

opportunities for growth, flexibility, intellectual rigor, working with supportive mentors and interesting colleagues. work life balance, conferences

Cons

commute, bureaucracy, parking fees, constant construction; pressure to perform; sense of always needing to one-up other regional research universities

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pay more.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Dope

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

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love what they do. The Physical Education Department if full of hig-energy fit emplouyees. They make my every day wonderful.

    Cons

    There is not much wrong except with the fact that there isnt more for the Equipment Manager to do. More hours at a higher salary would be wonderful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Joke science, joke students, terrible administration

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice weather but that's about it.

    Cons

    The students are low calibre and largely just rich kids at university because it's what you do, not here to learn and get ahead.
    Terrible department structures and pay.
    Little to no management.
    Awful research environment as there is little equipment and the University is poorly funded for life sciences research.
    Feel like we can't make a difference and postdocs are treated like students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some better Asst. Profs. Really low impact staff. Some can't even speak English properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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