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UC San Francisco Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
365 Reviews
3.6
365 Reviews
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Samuel Hawgood
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and a pension if you stay for your entire career (in 36 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is very important in some departments (in 16 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 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco

    Pros

    Great place to work, management wants you to succeed

    Cons

    Not much room for salary growth within jobs, have to apply to a new job for a raise

    Recommends
  2.  

    Academia

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

    I have been working at UC San Francisco

    Pros

    Great institution full of brilliant minds/projects

    Cons

    It is academia, not planning on buying a ferrari anytime soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to lower management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    AMAZING

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Fellow
    Current Employee - Clinical Fellow

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing place to work!
    Great leadership
    Compensation
    Personal Growth
    New Tech

    Cons

    SF is so EXPENSIVE!!!!!
    Nothing wrong with the University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Smart people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco

    Pros

    intellectual environment; excellent collaborators; Good science; career opportunties through industry forums etc; business clubs

    Cons

    Average pay; too much red tape; multiple campuses so getting around is a hassle

  6.  

    world class

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    world class, great faclities for sure

    Cons

    low pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start a school and support housing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great job if you can get it

    Former Employee - Staff Nurse
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Nurses get excellent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    beauracracy can get in the way of change

  8.  

    Great learning environment

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UC San Francisco as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team of passionate team members who work very hard to achieve goals. Effective communication and clear ideas of projects.

    Cons

    Not enough funding to provide living wage in San Francisco

    Recommends
  9.  

    Hard work, looks good on CV, low compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great institute with excellent infrastructure that has the possibility to give you lots of valuable experience.
    Large community with great opportunity to meet peers. Lots of collaboration between groups and Pis
    Flexible hours, if you want to.
    Good benefits (vacation, sick days, health insurance etc.)

    Cons

    Long hours, with low compensation in relation to what is expected of you. Very hard to make a living in San Francisco with this salary level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Large Medical Center

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco part-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, dedicated people, passionate workers, wonderful patients

    Cons

    bureaucracy, laziness in some staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Analyst II

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst II in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is fair. They support continued education. World-renowned. Former colleagues envied I had an opportunity to work at UCSF.

    Cons

    I was warned the pay is low. It is. Surprised my name and salary is posted online because it is a public institution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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