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UC San Diego Reviews in La Jolla, CA

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
431 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is great: almost never have to work overtime or weekends at the analyst level (in 15 reviews)

  • UCSD offers great benefits as well as retirement if you are committed to staying here for 20, 25 (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Parking is expensive, and available spots are limited (in 8 reviews)

  • For those not into research and/or engineering, it's a bit hard to find your niche (in 5 reviews)

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    HDH

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego

    Pros

    Great job. The staff is wonderful. The assistant deans truly care about their resident advisors. Provide resources to college students such as counseling and psychological services

    Cons

    There has been an increase in program demand. The number of required programs has increased by 100 percent. Also there has been a new implementation of late night events that require resident advisors to work from 11pm to 2am. However the events are fun and engaging and on weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome environment, friendly professionals who enjoy their job.

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, outgoing ,leadership, growth , fun

    Cons

    Not much time to talk to one another

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great and rewarding experience

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team atmosphere and personal growth.

    Cons

    Some departments are partial to people that they know already, so they should be more open to new people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    UCSD has given my many opportunities for gaining expertise in a variety of technical fields

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    wide variety of jobs, largest employer in the area, health insurance, pension, potential for challenging work, opportunity to gain experience.

    Cons

    stagnant wages, declining benefits,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in long term employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Computer Science Undergraduate Tutor

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    Current Employee - Computer Science Undergraduate Tutor in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Science Undergraduate Tutor in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You are able to establish a really great connection with a Professor, graduate students, and with other tutors.
    Meet lots of new students, some who have the sam interests as you.
    The department really appreciates tutors and holds you to a high standard

    Cons

    The Computer Science labs can sometimes get really crowded during lab hours and you may stay later or work more than you planned.
    Grading assignments can take a long time depending on how nice or strict the professor is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    postdoctoral fellow at Scripps

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for PI exceptions. Great balance work-life

    Cons

    Internal permanent hiring unlikely. Public transportation used to be subsidized and they cancel this awesome program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Academics is a hard knock life

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    Current Employee - Program Representative III in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Program Representative III in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about what I do is that I'm there helping to shape, mold and present the best healthcare the world can offer. It is a heady thing to be a part of that. Being a part of medical education can be a very fulfilling path. Benefits are good, only reason I would recommend.

    Cons

    Academia BS. Egos get in the way and the good ol boys club is alive and strong. There isn't a strong team or supportive environment. Punitive at best. Faculty are important, but so are many other things that contribute to their success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit resources to a better management of personnel resources. For such a large and spread out campus, The ball has been dropped on keeping up with exactly what the players are doing. Compensation reviews, title adjustments. No one really knows what one comparable staff member does in comparison to another with equal title / pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great staff and they are very professional yet personable!

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    Current Employee - Orientation Leader in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Orientation Leader in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was an Orientation Leader at Sixth College. Great program with great people! The staff was organized and experienced with dealing with new students and transfer students

    Cons

    Great experience! No Cons! Apply for Orientation Leader position if you want to have fun and want to mentor new incoming students!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place for student job

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Assistant in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Media Assistant in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment, good atmosphere, flexible hours, recognition

    Cons

    Little upside, minimum pay raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great benefits and comparable salary

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits, vacation rollover, stability, university principles

    Cons

    union agreements, compensation, promotions, parking arrangements

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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