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UC San Diego Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
434 Reviews
3.8
434 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I loved working at this company. They really support their employees

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff RN in San Diego, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego

    Pros

    Great teamwork, the managers are awesome, they really support research. People are very nice and they really care about the patients

    Cons

    It is unionize so if you don't like unions this is not the place for you. Mandatory union dues even if you don't even support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really enjoyed upper management, I cannot complain and I have no words for me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    nice location and nice people

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    Current Employee - Security Advisory in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Security Advisory in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with and nothing beats San Diego...

    Cons

    it is a public institute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great environment, able to bounce off ideas with some great minds, you put in lots of time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Diego

    Pros

    Extremely smart and dedicated people

    Cons

    funding can be a bit of a challenge, definitely have to put in your time and you work more than 40 hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the mentorship opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I worked in Student Affairs at UCSD

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    Current Employee - Special Assistant to AVC, Admissions and Enrollment in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Special Assistant to AVC, Admissions and Enrollment in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My specific department was full of professional, hardworking employees. For the most part, we worked regular hours, and the workload was not overwhelming, unless during a special event.

    Cons

    The parking is insane. The room for growth was not apparent. The staff seems to keep jobs for a very long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bureaucracy makes this job almost like working for the government, and I think that only a whole shift in culture would change anything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Review of graduate student employment at UCSD

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Multiple opportunities to expand your skills

    Cons

    Low salary
    Disconnect between chancellor's office and graduate students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good Company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Diego

    Pros

    Depending on department, schedule can be flexible and work life balance is definitely taken into account.

    Cons

    Promotions are limited and far in between. Budget cuts from the UC system don't help this matter.

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    UCSD Work Culture Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Diego

    Pros

    1. Work Culture
    2. Excellent group of scientists
    3. Intellectual enrichment

    Cons

    Offices are not locked always. Hence it is unsafe. Employees parking needs to be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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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