University of Southern California Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. 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 Management

    stop over hiring.

  2. Nice experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The building is nice and they are generous with providing lunch/snacks for part time workers

    Cons

    The hiring process is tedious and unnecessarily difficult for what the job is

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Fight on!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Great experience working at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Campus is beautiful and the environment is positive. Plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    Parking can be expensive and adds up. As an adjunct professor, pay is dismal but if you are a full-time professor, salary and benefits can be exceptional.

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    Department of Student Affairs - Good Opportunities, Bad Environment

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    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Good benefits (dining and housing)
    - Well-developed training
    - Close community
    - Great opportunity to develop interpersonal, professional, and leadership skills

    Cons

    - Lack of transparency
    - Benefits are subject to change any time without notice
    - Employees are truly treated as "at will" employees (we are often reminded that we are "at will")
    - Dissociation between administration and staff
    - Sometimes utilizes fear to control employees

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate honestly and in a timely manner with employees and allow employees to provide input as well. Having ambiguous and mercurial policies undermines the integrity of the professional status of the organization. Please do not make employees feel like they are disposable any time and use more constructive ways to keep them accountable.

  6. Decent on-campus job.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible hours, nice people, on-campus

    Cons

    personal growth, benefits, no discount on technology items

    Advice to Management

    Should give more incentives to work hard

  7. EEVLSI

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Very Good and challenging courses

    Cons

    No Cons. Everything is perfect

  8. Excellent experience working for USC as an adjunct

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    Current Contractor - Professor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Professor in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful--truly like a family!

    Cons

    Adjunct work can be tricky anywhere since teaching needs change regularly. The best thing the leadership can do is to try to give people some regularity whenever possible.

    Advice to Management

    Conditions for adjuncts are tough everywhere. I would just say

  9. Meh

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with some good people and students. However their is no teaching for new employees to learn the systems. Just thrown to the wolves.

    Cons

    Lack of teaching for new employees. Everything is centralized rather than de-centralized.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training to allow quicker access to the systems.

  10. Good environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

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

    Pros

    A lot of scientist working as a team

    Cons

    Main campus and HSC are separate. It is difficulty to go to main campus to have classes.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  11. Having a wonderful experience from one year of being a grad student at University of Southern California, Los Angeles

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A very good university with great resource and curriculum, necessary for an overall development of a grad student

    Cons

    The cons may be that being a private university, the fee is on the higher side.

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