UCLA
3.8 of 5 499 reviews
www.ucla.edu Los Angeles, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

UCLA Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.8 499 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block

Gene D. Block

(158 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "work life balance is good with flexible options available"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Casual work environment with high expectations"
    in 26 reviews
Cons:
  • "Budget cuts and draconian restructuring methods on the horizon are only making these problems worse"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Difficult to balance teaching and course load at the same time, especially as a graduate student"
    in 11 reviews
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    Grad Student Researcher (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsAwesome place for doing research

    ConsThe neighborhood is quite expensive to live

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good

    Graduate Student Researcher (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Prosgood university with high quality programs

    Conslow salary with high cost in LA

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great neighborhood

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat neighborhood
    very nice academic environment

    Consthe renting is very costly
    graduate students are underpaid

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    Everything is slow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat university to be associated with.

    ConsManagement is so slow. Hard to plan in advance.

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    Stay away from this company.

    Administrative Assistant III (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat people to work with.

    ConsHorrible management, they need to let people with degrees have management positions... Not people who have been there 20+ years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange your culture.

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

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    good benefit, smart people

    Postdoctoral Scholar (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Prosbenefits are generally believed to be good

    Conspay is not high considering it's west LA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good school

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthere are many nice peers

    Consthere are many hard project

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of DRAMA.. Barely overshadowed by the incredible work led by students of color

    Advisor (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsFlexible hours, beautiful facility, best students in the WORLD, great benefits, location, never a dull moment, impact in the community

    ConsNo professional development, underpaid, overworked, young staff, more drama than anyone knows what to do with, nothing to do with student affairs... more to do with "politicking"

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the main thing the main thing. Burn out is inevitable. TRY to be honest and loving. The students deserve a staff that is valued and celebrated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is really nice place to study

    Conshard study push push push

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    A nice place to work

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsImportant work is being done there. Everyone there is a film lover and if you are too you will fit right in. Pretty laid back atmosphere like a library.

    ConsThe pay isn't so great and there never seems to be enough budget to make improvements. Difficult to change pay grades and you will cap out over time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore Fundraising to pay your employees better!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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