UC San Francisco Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. New

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing Research, great campus (Mission Bay)

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, paying out of pocket for own travel


  2. Development Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Francisco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place, and cutting edge research. Working with word renowned scientists on many medical related research project. Very well organized management department on getting research done as well as application of fundings, etc.

    Cons

    too many campuses to travel, and sometimes it is hard to schedule time if working with people from different campuses. Also, there is few engineering expertise here, but that's the nature of a medical center, not an engineering school

    Advice to Management

    Too much constrain on regulatory issues, and research are often delayed by these. It would be best to delegate these issues to assistive management who understand the issues better, rather than to the researcher themselves.


  3. Analyst I

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    UCSF is a huge organization and it does its best to keep its employees happy (special events, discounts, etc. - the pay is competitive, and I work with dedicated and like-minded people. But experiences could be very different depending on what division/center you work at.

    Cons

    For a more entry-level employee, there may be few training and professional development opportunities if you do not seek them out / do not have a supervisor that has your growth in mind.


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  5. physician

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    academic reputation, good pension plan, location

    Cons

    intense environment, lack of support, long hours


  6. Postdoc

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco

    Pros

    Great research environment, good networking opportunity

    Cons

    very competitive, need very independent research abilities.


  7. Graduate Researcher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Highly encouraged collaborative work environment, with high-level and high-stakes biological research ongoing in several labs across multiple departments.

    Cons

    Requires highly intensive time commitment, must be willing to make sacrifices to succeed.


  8. Postdoc Research Scientist

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

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very Collaborative Enviroment, Great people, Great Ideas, Beautiful City

    Cons

    Postdoc


  9. Recent employee

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very laid back environment, very people oriented, very welcoming

    Cons

    It takes more time to get thing done through other departments within the system which can be frustrating. There didn't seem to be a sense of urgency.

    Advice to Management

    It's important to recognize that there is alot of waste in the UCSF system.


  10. Work for UCSF for more than for years

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intellectual and cultural advantages. Benefits, Insurance. Good benefits that can be extended to immediate family.

    Cons

    Cost of living in San Francisco. Lack of support and ability of trainees to advance to permanent faculty positions


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good opportunities if you have a good supervisor or manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst V in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst V in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UC San Francisco part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    UCSF has some great managers who really care about their employees, and some that are not well trained at all. Since it's such a large organization, you really have to drive your own career.

    Cons

    There are so many systems, not all updated. Getting things done is some times difficult, especially if something is an exception.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to career development paths for staff.



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