UC San Diego Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Worked as student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Free Coffee, Chill environment, I worked as a student so the distance too

    Cons

    Did not provide parking space because I was a student worker


  2. Data Entry Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with school schedule, low key, low stress until it came to transport to the HIllcrest location. Gave raises which was nice Let us ask questions to doctors and lab manager to career advice

    Cons

    The Hillcrest Location is too far. Don't take the shuttle that takes up to 40-50 minutes to get there. If you work at school, WORK ON CAMPUS. Or have a car and ask them for a parking permit ($80/month, so not sure if you want that).

    Advice to Management

    workload among students was unfairly distributed, when giving concerns to boss, was waived off and told us that we can't expect everyone to work at the same level we do


  3. Great location, smart researchers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, science departments have lots of grant money. In most labs you can have a lot of freedom to choose your own projects and collaborate with groups outside of the university.

    Cons

    Professors are too busy to coddle students, you have to be proactive to find the right environment for your skills and interests.

    Advice to Management

    Not really applicable since management of research labs differs widely.


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  5. Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Received great training and benefits as a TA, although experience varies by department

    Cons

    Training is minimal in some departments


  6. UCSD Powell Lab

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Very low salary, unreasonable for an engineering title.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your engineers a salary they deserve


  7. Administrative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are few due to the current executive management.

    Cons

    Current executive management is running the University in to the ground and it's now a toxic place to work. As a result, many tenured employees retiring and new folks leaving!


  8. Student Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Student Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people, great experience, great pay

    Cons

    Fairly busy, did not learn as much as hoped


  9. Student work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits for student workers

    Cons

    Difficult management and you can't work at markets if you are not a student


  10. Student Worker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Orientation Leader in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Orientation Leader in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management very nice, wish I can go back!

    Cons

    Parking can be pretty difficult.


  11. Administrative Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    they offer great benefits and retirement plans

    Cons

    we have to pay for parking

    Advice to Management

    it all depends on what department you work in



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