UC San Diego Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Great School

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Researcher in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Researcher in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and amazing part of the world

    Cons

    High standards and very competitive

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Great, but...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    College staff and mid-level administrators really care about students and the work they do.

    Cons

    The Chancellor is a piece of work. The whole campus seems to fear him. Not a great sense of pride in being a university employee because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus as much as possible on the student experience!


  3. great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very good pay Excellent benefits and union protection

    Cons

    its can be very depressing at times seeing family's cry and breakdown over fallen love ones on a daily basis


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  5. Nice place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and city. Nice weather.

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration among collegues


  6. Good University

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focused, research based, innovative, top notch

    Cons

    None that I felt were important


  7. Postdoctoral Research Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best University in the world. Amazing library, I have access to almost all electronic journals of interest. Very convenient, free and accurate campus shuttles.

    Cons

    I receive a few undetected spams per years. Email stop to work the day of employment termination. Cannot login to download received PDF paychecks after the end of employment

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to allow a few months temporary access to former employee such as the access to email and the received PDF paychecks


  8. Great environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is emphasized from executive leadership down. Opportunities for new experiences abound. Supportive environment for learning new things.

    Cons

    Compensation could be improved as could components of HR process.

    Advice to Management

    HR process and internal equity philosophy could force high performers to leave the organization.


  9. Graduate student researcher

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    great environment, collaborative, technologically innovative, most up to date equipment, many projects going on at once, access to journal articles and software programs

    Cons

    lack of guidance, lack of consideration of alternative careers outside academia, some unethical behavior in the department without consequences, lack of mentorship


  10. Assistant Teacher for Natural Healing Cooking Classes

    Current Employee - Health Coach in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Health Coach in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    If your like to work in the world of food as medicine and enjoy teaching. It is great. These classes always attract the most interested students.

    Cons

    As an assistant they haven't included us yet in their budget.

    Advice to Management

    Include us in the budget because we are spending 7 hours and preparation, teaching and clean up without compensation.


  11. Student Worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked as a student for 3.5 out of 4 years at UCSD. Enjoyed the flexibility of various positions such as HDH, UCSD Extension conversation leader, etc.

    Cons

    Pay as a student is not the greatest, and there's a lack of upward mobility



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