University of Southern California Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. academic position

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good department to work in

    Cons

    academia you have to write grants


  2. Postdoctoral Research Associate

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, great work environment, excellent professors and support

    Cons

    There is no clear career path after the PostDoc


  3. Challenging and rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great research institution and great colleagues

    Cons

    Wish there is more attention and guidance from advisor


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  5. Research assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    A lot to learn and a lot of good people to work with.

    Cons

    20 + hours to work every week


  6. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, education benefit

    Cons

    average average average average salary,


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits! From paid vacation and sick time, insurances, and savings, no one can beat this.

    Cons

    Being an employee with USC isn't where you go to grow your career. Because the benefits are so spectacular, folks don't leave, meaning there's no opportunity for upward movement. If you're focused on ventures other than your career and are going to work to get a paycheck, this is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to do a better jobs of actioning against needs and providing just-in-time training and needs to its client groups. While I was there, I felt like HR didn't exist which ultimately lead to my resignation.


  8. Help Desk Technician

    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, friendly staff, extensive training on a bunch of different computer systems, software, and programs. Overall it was great!

    Cons

    Management not the friendliest, had a problem with one of the managers because he did not know how to speak to his staff and also used to talk about employees with other employees.


  9. Administrative Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time

    Pros

    Good location and office environment

    Cons

    There is too much politics involved and not everyone gets along well.


  10. Student Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great networking with professors and students.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better since a lot of responsibility is shifted onto student assistants.

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation packages for student and teaching assistants.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place for long term career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great family/work balance
    - Many perks (education, contributions, bookstore etc)
    - Good co-workers
    - Generally positive environment

    Cons

    - Low beginning pay
    - Follow up takes forever

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the students



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