University of Southern California Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Music Technology Position

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Technology Assistant in East Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Technology Assistant in East Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    You have little to no responsibility in the job, you can mostly do homework and any other projects you need to complete.

    Cons

    The training is quite poor, because staff expects so little you aren't capable of troubleshooting much.

    Advice to Management

    Leave personal issues out of the workplace and provide better training to new employees.


  2. Director- Undergraduate Admissions Marshall School of Business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful school and program. Great professional philosophy.

    Cons

    Occasional resources constraints cause challenges. But these challenges become inspiration for developing creative solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the professional development and retention programs for the staff community.


  3. Helpful (1)

    USC's employment environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time

    Pros

    Strong sense of shared commitment. Strong belief in USC brand. The quality of the institution has improved considerably over the past 20 years.

    Cons

    USC over the past 3 years has become a toxic environment. The university is clearly having money issues related to its capital campaign. Senior management of the institution are not strong and tend to come from within. The last three Provosts have all be internal hires.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some outside talent. Having someone with a proven track record from outside USC will only strengthen the institution.


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  5. Graduate Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time

    Pros

    Great location and great faculty to work with. Different programs have regulations to help protect graduate students from being treated unfairly.

    Cons

    As a graduate student you really don't receive a stipend that covers the cost of living in the Los Angeles area.

    Advice to Management

    Increase stipend rates and improve the availability of student resources. Provide more opportunities for graduate student discounts on parking and facility use.


  6. Disconnect between management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers, work was pretty relaxed and easily understood.

    Cons

    There's a huge disconnect between upper management and midlevel management.


  7. Awesome

    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern California (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I don't really have any complaints about the research assistant position. It was flexible to my school schedule and my boss was great.

    Cons

    Traffic can be terrible; not much direction.


  8. Very little room for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stable - you know this rich school isn't going to fall apart

    Cons

    It's an educational institute, meaning there's lots of bureaucracy on every level of the food chain. Some offices deal with a lot of "can't innovate"s because of policy.


  9. Wonderful employer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great colleagues and interesting work.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  10. Amazing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, culture, and work environment

    Cons

    I cannot list a con at the moment


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to get a PhD

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great research university. As a PhD student I am very happy to work here, lots of great collaborators and resources.

    Cons

    It can be hard to navigate the administrative requirements - but there is always people willing to help!



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