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University of Southern California Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
610 Reviews
4.1
610 Reviews
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University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • An effort is made by the administration to foster a real work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits include tuition remission and doubling of 403(b) contributions (i (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • But the good news is that USC has already been working on the safety issue around the campus (in 14 reviews)

  • There is cumbersome bureaucracy and red tape that you would not expect at a private institution (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Favorite job as a student

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

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Different perspective of material, more time spent with professors leading to much more networking

    Cons

    Being an assistant, more hours are a bit harder to come by as other students also work and positions are sometimes scarce

  2.  

    Review for Course Producer at University of Southern California

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    Current Employee - Course Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Course Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a great place to work

    Cons

    probably less salary. More salary expected

  3.  

    World class faculty and health professionals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A fast paced work environment with dedicated, professional employees. Many opportunities to learn new skills if you're self-motivated. The staff and faculty are very helpful and polite.

    Cons

    Opportunities for networking are not as great as one hopes. Access to senior faculty and researchers can be limited for new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to study and work

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    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the facilities are very good. Staff here are friendly. works are helpful. Very nice to international student and staff. Good anyway

    Cons

    do not need to work so long. but the campus is really small. the price for parking is extremely high. not enough available parking lots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very good And helpful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This was a great part time job to have during my studies at USC.

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    Current Employee - USC Dornisife Admission in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - USC Dornisife Admission in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly management that cares about students' success and flexibly accommodates students' hours. Collegiate work environment that provides the opportunity to represent the university to perspective students and conduct admission interviews. The intern staff is always friendly, smart and welcoming.

    Cons

    The hours are limited since there are several other interns to split the office with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good place to work, and good place to study

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    People here are smart and nice, the leadership is strong and the company values equality an initiative.

    Cons

    Training is not sufficient
    Compensation is ok

  8.  

    Marshall School of Business: great part-time gig for current students

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed management, easy workload, great pay--business school is constantly expanding and adding new opportunities for students, so there's a bit of trickle-down, even to part-time student employees

    Cons

    Sometimes there's not enough work to do, but a great boss will find stuff for you so you can get quite a few hours each week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be a little more oversight of part-time student workers, but overall you're doing just fine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Urban setting, Good research environment for graduate students and faculty.
    Great weather is always a plus.
    Much social activities available.

    Cons

    Crime and accidents occur frequently near campus
    Heavy traffic if one needs to commute taking highway routes

  10.  

    great student job

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    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    tutoring athletes is great experience

    Cons

    the pay isn't great, especially given effort involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was very good

    Current Employee - Student Library Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Library Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility in the way we can pick up shifts

    Cons

    Strict about time and missing any shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more transparent way to promote people

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