University of Southern California

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Former Employee - Technical in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Technical in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

Benefits, College environment. Opportunities to be involved with Students. The Students are really great. You get attached to them. They are the cream of the college crops.

Cons

For most Staff positions the pay is very low compared to the "Real World". The parking is very expensive. Want to park on campus? it will cost you approx $100/month. The environment for staff is cold corporate. Management can be incompetent, but mostly they are overwhelmed. most employees (staff) not treated well. Recent layoffs due to Nikias not managing the endowment well. USC endowment approx 3 Billion. Stanford:18.7 Billion. President will build buildings while he lays off staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

treat employees as if you want them there, offer advancement, lose egos.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    USC Institute for Creative Technologies, A University Affiliated Research Center (UARC(

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and projects can be very interesting and make working at USC ICT enjoyable. ICT has perks that USC does not such as a fitness center, monthly birthday and anniversary celebrations. The best three bests of ICT: People, project, people ;-)

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy so you need to be prepared, patient and diligent. Some frivolous spending in an era of tight budgets like a fish tank in a "quiet room" that has couches and massage chairs. Nice perk but not warranted at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with all staff. The ICT needs much more transparency so everyone is not in constant fear of their job. Accurate, open books bad news is better than staff meetings that share nothing new about the real state of the ICT.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall it's a great University with lots of resources

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The funding in infrastructure is being increased enormously so students can benefit a lot. The work life balance is also quite reasonable and there are so many celebration and thank you party that make you feel like a family.

    Cons

    While the resources are huge, the students are somewhat not as considerate. I wish they could understand the professors, TAs more and study harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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