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  1.  

    research was the greatest thing ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    leadership needed to be improved

    Cons

    large but can be small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A privileged place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Fantastic campus and brilliant people all around.

    Cons

    You can lost in the crowd. Very big and bureaucratic. Lot's of politics, but that is true anywhere. Live near campus of terrible commute and parking! Bike!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I recommend UCLA for its large work flexible life

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    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate III in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate III in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    It is extremely flexible. You can walk to the Gym on-campus and exercise. Or run around Beverly Hills (around campus). I work with scientist that are from all around the globe: every corner of all continents. I work with top professors recognized nationally and internationally and even with Nobel Laureates. My hours are VERY flexible. Due that my pay is salaried, I come and go as I please as long as my work is done. I usually walk into the lab at 10am.

    Cons

    It is not well paid. However, this complain cannot really be a complain given the amount of work that I actually do. If I can say something bad about UCLA science community is the pay to post-doctorates. These people have BRILLIANT minds and get paid less than I do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be incentives to hard working post docs and SRA's. We work hard!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    UCLA Access Control is okay

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    Former Employee - UCLA Access Control in Westwood, CA
    Former Employee - UCLA Access Control in Westwood, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of free time to study as a student
    Flexible

    Cons

    Disruptive scheduling (e.g. having to stay up late & messing up circadian rhythm)

  6.  

    Surrounded by great people at work

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at UCLA as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good support from colleagues, great training, excellent office culture, amazing libraries, vibrant, intelligent and ever eager to learn students. I enjoyed my 3 years of teaching.

    Cons

    Really not much. It take a long time to create lesson plans but that is true for any teaching position. long hours grading papers. ample food choices all around the university. I wish the parking was not expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to work despite budget cuts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Work life balance is heavily dependent on lab

    Cons

    Increasing cuts in funding create a stressful environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Peer Learning Facilitator

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    Former Employee - Peer Learning Facilitator in UCLA, CA
    Former Employee - Peer Learning Facilitator in UCLA, CA

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

    Pros

    good pay, supportive environment, was able to teach undergraduate students in a setting that promoted their academic growth

    Cons

    lack of supervision, meetings were not organized and seemed to go off in tangents, no sense of direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Pick your own hours, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Long hours, high demand. Depends on who the PI is

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

    Good workplace but low salaries

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Good work environment, great faculty (depends on academic Department), medical benefits

    Cons

    Low wages (not competitive), if you work in a small Dept then there is no room for a significant raise or growth, in order to get anything you need to seek opportunities outside your Dept, paying for parking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Office Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Benefits and location and friendly people

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy and the parking situation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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