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UC San Francisco Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.5 317 reviews

56% Approve of the CEO

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Samuel Hawgood

(9 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and a pension if you stay for your entire career(in 30 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is very important in some departments(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be difficult as one would expect for a clinical fellow(in 8 reviews)

  • Employees consistently work long hours, and turn-over is extremely high (especially in centralized areas)(in 10 reviews)

317 Employee Reviews
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    1 person found this helpful  

    good place to begin

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI worked for a clinical trial and it was a good learning opportunity and the benefits are good

    Consu don't get paid a lot even though you are in california, one of the most expensive states

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSkill training and career preparations

    ConsSF is a expensive city to live

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    2 people found this helpful  

    great place to work and definitely lots of Work Life Balance

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsWork Life Balance, Phenomenal Research you feel that you are part of a institute that is making radical changes in Health Care/ medicine

    ConsUpward mobility is capped and had Budget issues( State Funded) , Furloughs e.t.c. However that has changed and they have built a brand new campus in beautiful mission bay

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote within and make salaries more competitive to attract outside talent

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Lab Assistant II

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Mentorship. Science, and Community!

    ConsA lot of work all the time!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

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    UCSF

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat health care, nice people.

    ConsHR is kinda slow and takes a while.

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    Great place for research training and gaining experience to advance your career

    Associate Specialist (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsExcellent mentors, research collaborators, facilities on par with best Academic institution, Famous

    ConsHigh cost of living in SF, poor salary, extra hours of work that you have to put in

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    awesome

    Assistant Director (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Proscutting edge and a leader in use of technology

    Consadapting to culture and people

    Advice to Senior Managementvalue people

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Postdoctoral Scholar at UCSF

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsLots going on.
    Some departments are growing - for example neuro

    ConsNo money... have to get a grant to stay there, and almost impossible to get a grant.
    Nothing changes... same ppl do almost the same studies over and over.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFund more, allow more grants to be submitted, more resources for young investigators.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    UCSF is terrible working environment unless you are a manager

    Analyst II (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros- UCSF is a well known school

    Cons- Upper management could care less about staff
    - Terrible human resource staff
    - Few opportunities for growth in the academic environment if you are staff because PI's want to keep the money to themselves

    Advice to Senior Management- Start appreciating staff, regardless of their status in the workplace

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I worked as a graduate student researcher

    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood learning environment.
    San Francisco is a amazing (albeit expensive) city to live in.
    Very good opportunities to get mentored in innovation and other similar fields.
    The facilities at the Mission Bay campus are really nice.

    ConsGetting a PhD takes a long time and is incredibly stressful.
    The facilities are old (at Parnassus).
    It's very difficult to afford to live here because of the high cost of living.
    It's very difficult to get research funding in general, so make sure you work in a well-funded lab.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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