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UCLA Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
644 Reviews
3.9
644 Reviews
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UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance was great -- rarely had to stay long hours (in 23 reviews)

  • Casual work environment with high expectations (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Income for graduate student can be unstable, depending on how well your PI manage to get funding (in 20 reviews)

  • Budget cuts and draconian restructuring methods on the horizon are only making these problems worse (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work environment, friendly people, great seminars

    Current Employee - GSR in UCLA, CA
    Current Employee - GSR in UCLA, CA

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance, friendly people, many smart people to work with,flexible schedule, many courses

    Cons

    Not enough career advice, cost of living is very high, some prof. not good at teaching

  2.  

    Great experience, environment, and people

    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher

    I worked at UCLA part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by people well-versed in the academic field

    Cons

    Unpaid and sometimes limited responsibilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great time working at UCLA—Former student

    Former Employee - Lab Assistant
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant

    I worked at UCLA

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time there. Worked as an assistant lab manager. Loved the opportunity

    Cons

    There were not any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic experience to work alongside other committed tour guides.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA

    Pros

    Great hours, welcoming office culture, considerate when requesting time-off.

    Cons

    Increased compensation and additional perks/benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation and possible promotions to other positions within admissions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many different types of resources. There are also many different positions across multiple fields within the university, so opportunities for moving around within UCLA are abundant. Los Angeles is a very diverse, exciting city in which to lie and work.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy to navigate. It's also a large university, but individual departments can make it feel like a much smaller, more intimate work environment. Compensation isn't that great, but it's not that bad either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working as a work study student, the job is relaxed and a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westwood, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westwood, CA

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Understanding and flexible of students' schedules.

    Cons

    Not much room for opportunity growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not much advice to give, great management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great school

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student
    Former Employee - Student

    I worked at UCLA

    Pros

    great school! Excellent professors and student.

    Cons

    UCLA looks like is experiencing financial difficulties.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very supportive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood Village, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westwood Village, CA

    I worked at UCLA

    Pros

    Beautiful supportive creative working environment. Very stimulating and rewarding experience. Some of the best people I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Parking can be a challenge and my solution was to arrive several hours early and find a quiet nook to work on my laptop, thus leaving promptly at the end of the day to beat L.A. traffic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    graduate student researcher

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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 UCLA

    Pros

    Nice campus and good facilities

    Cons

    Westwood living cost is too high

  11.  

    Student

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

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    It is in Los Angeles. Near to companies

    Cons

    Courses are not that good

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