UCLA
3.8 of 5 431 reviews
www.ucla.edu Los Angeles, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

UCLA Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.8 431 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block

Gene D. Block

(133 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 13 reviews
  • "Overall positive work environment, supportive collaborators and solid benefits package"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "parking is expensive and not always convenient to where you work"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Budget cuts and draconian restructuring methods on the horizon are only making these problems worse"
    in 11 reviews
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POSITIVE, CULTIVATING CULTURE

Staff Research Associate II (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at UCLA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGREAT BENEFIT PACKAGE, wonderful recreation activities.

ConsLiving cost is high!

traffic problem

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

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research at the highest level

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UCLA

Proslots of hard working people

Constraffic is a nightmare, rent too much

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Grad Student Researcher (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

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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Great opportunity for Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at UCLA part-time for more than a year

ProsDiverse student population, nice environment, but workload depends on professor. Very informative training provided for new TAs, strong emphasis on training and support for Teaching Assistants. Pay is not bad for public university.

ConsSome professors have certain expectations and do overwork you. Difficult to balance teaching and course load at the same time, especially as a graduate student.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Great Experience

Video Production Assistant (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at UCLA part-time for more than a year

ProsExtensive training, decent supervisors, lots of academic support.

ConsNot many chances for advancement, no perks.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Generally positive

Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at UCLA full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood working environment in my department

ConsVery compartmentalized due to the size of the campus

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Staff Research Associate (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at UCLA part-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt has very nice weather

ConsSometimes it rains. It rains.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring back couches in the office

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

I worked at UCLA full-time for less than a year

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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good benefit, smart people

Postdoctoral Scholar (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

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)

I have been working at UCLA

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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