University of Southern California Reviews

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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. 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.

  2. Project specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    beautiful campus, big variety, great environment, work/life balance is excellent, great vacation and overall benefits

    Cons

    high school politics among senior management
    fake personalities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Undergrad Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Learned a lot while TAing.

    Cons

    There are not much things to say bad things

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  5. The environment is quite friendly, in general it's a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Time flexible, the environment is pretty good, have lots of young and creative minds around.

    Cons

    Does not really pay well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved it so much.

    Cons

    It was very, very challenging!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. It wouldn't make any difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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

    Pros

    It is good to help students

    Cons

    It is too time consuming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. You will love working on campus. The culture is amazing and listening to the band is great

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

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    The offered Salary is great! It is a negotiated salary yet is fair market as well. You will not be disappointed

    Cons

    Nepatizam is everywhere.... And they love that. It's all about SC pride. We look out for one another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more qualified professionals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. faculty working in Keck medical school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    some interesting collaborators. good cause.

    Cons

    funding is very right right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop over hiring.

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    A brutal, unhappy place

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    Current Employee - Humanites Person
    Current Employee - Humanites Person

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    USC is strong in the sciences and engineering.

    Cons

    The Humanities are not valued at USC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop gutting the Humanities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Flexibility, people, and the benefits.

    Cons

    Grant based, so you need to look for a new job once that ends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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