University of Southern California Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. QA Manager

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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 University of Southern California full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great culture, great people,

    Cons

    not open to change

  2. Teacher

    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    They pay a decent amount compared to other TA positions at other schools. Also, the professors are pretty accessible. And the Math tutoring lab is a good system.

    Cons

    The neighborhood it's in is obvious bad. Some of the staff could be nicer. The printer was broken so often it was a running joke. University of spoiled children sometimes applied.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all your staff are nice, and sure basic necessities such as printers work, make the grad lounge slightly nicer with your 8 billion endowment.

  3. Project Manager

    Former Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Great place to work on contract if you like to work independently.

    Cons

    The onboarding process was very lengthy and complicated.

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  5. Project Specialist

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time

    Pros

    Research experience + publication opportunity

    Cons

    No benefits for student workers + almost impossible to get full time on one projecy

  6. Great School!

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

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Great school with perfect den system. You can watch the video after the class.

    Cons

    The environment around school is not safe.

  7. Student Services Advisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Services Advisor I in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Services Advisor I in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great community
    Smart, motivated students
    Opportunities for internal transfer and career progression
    Great benefits
    Great physical environment (on campus)
    Educational benefits
    Pay is good for compared to public universities
    Embracing new technology with online programs

    Cons

    Getting your foot in the door can be tough without direct related experience
    Workload can be very intense with budget cuts across many departments
    Some departments are "stuck in their ways" and slow to implement progressive management ideas...this is par for the course in institutions of higher education

    Advice to Management

    Basically the leadership is doing a good job. be mindful of the workload of employees.

  8. Mentor

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

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is good to help students

    Cons

    It is too time consuming

  9. Work Study

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    Former Employee - Work Study in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Work Study in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California

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

    Pros

    Everybody treated me really nicely. I had a flexible work schedule. I was allowed to come up with ideas and have them reviewed by a mentor.

    Cons

    Often feel like I was working alone with no support when there are no people around. The work I did was pretty mundane even thought the workplace overall is moving forward at a rather fast pace. I didn't feel like part of the momentum.

    Advice to Management

    Hope to raise the hourly rates a little more and put more meaning into the work-study students. Even if they're easy work, we can think pretty deeply as college students.

  10. Nice university!

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    Former Employee - Grader/TA in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Grader/TA in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good business office for ISE department

    Cons

    N/A, at least I did not encounter

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  11. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Parking and Traffic is a nightmare

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