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Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Asst Project Scientist

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Scientist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Scientist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good environment. Opportunities to improve skills and experience.

    Cons

    Difficult if job depends on government funding.


  2. scientist post-doc

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Good people. Collaborative atmosphere, equipment and reagent sharing makes experimentation easier. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Food options are poor in general, but after 4 years, they become unbearable. Lunch-time is always a problem. I waste a lot of time being too hungry to work. Thank goodness they sell raw unsalted almonds - even the zombie work-study undergrads can't ruin those. Westwood traffic and parking make it impossible to routinely get a good bite to eat.
    Pay is low. Its only enough if you don't have a family or other financial obligations. You'll be paying rent on a shared apartment well into your 30's.


  3. IT Infrastructure Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, flexibility, people, location.

    Cons

    Slow pace, less reward, location.


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  5. Team Leader / CPT-111

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Westwood, CA
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Westwood, CA

    I worked at UCLA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to work .

    Cons

    unfortunately Rascism is there .

    Advice to Management

    take a survey with the employees , You will find out .


  6. Graduate Student

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

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Great program for the brand recognition in order to find a job after graduation

    Cons

    It is rather self absorbed not in a necessarily bad way though they tend to focus on their job

    Advice to Management

    Work with the students to create a better job placement


  7. Student

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

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to be a student here since I am able to broaden my horizon with other students who have great visions.

    Cons

    The competition is pretty intense. Also sometimes the workload is huge. Some professors are not concerned with their students.

    Advice to Management

    Students should have more chances to do individual projects or researches. Meanwhile there should be more programs aims at preparing for professional life.


  8. A good place to work but it is expensive to live in Westwood

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Westwood, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Westwood, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and good collaborative environment

    Cons

    Paperwork to get done can be slow at times


  9. Great!

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

    I worked at UCLA part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, wonderful professors

    Cons

    Could be bad if you are stuck with a tough professor


  10. Teaching Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Students. Wonderful knowledge to be given away. The variety of classes you can teach drastically broadens your own skill set and gives you the tools to pursue teaching in the future.

    Cons

    Faculty lack caring or concern with student understanding. Simply about churning out the work as quickly as possible. Lack of academic honesty among students can be disheartening.

    Advice to Management

    Please place a greater emphasis on providing a quality education for the students who pay so much to attend one of the world's greatest universities.


  11. Worst Employer Ever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oncology Nursing in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Oncology Nursing in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of networking possibilities. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Horrible traffic and you have to pay for your parking as an employee. Terrible racism and discrimination here. No diversity in upper management positions. Lots of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiding behind the university veil. Get a clue with so many lawsuits its time to make drastic changes at the top. You pay yourselves like gods but can't find the cure for cancer or resurrect the dead so you're over paid.



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