Not as progressive as companies like Facebook or Google, but overall benefits are very good at USC. Education benefits are the best.
USC offers excellent benefits - dental, medical, vision and tuition exchange. The excellence of the benefits also means that salaries can be a little low since they know that employees will stay on to keep them. Tuition exchange is a little tricky -- you need to work there fulltime and then have your student apply to one of the colleges that participates in the exchange, or USC. There is no guarantee that schools other than USC will accept the exchange, which covers only tuition, not room and board, which are costly.
Health insurance was amazing. Multiple options are available including USC's doctors. I got to keep my favorite doctor, that I acquired many years back, right out of college. I had to use the health insurance a few times for emergencies (torn ACL & the flu), both experiences with the insurance was seamless, which left me time to worry about the actual emergency instead of insurance coverage. I would recommend getting Aflac insurance to supplement your insurance, because I didn't think about who pays the bills during my recovery period when you are not working. Dental insurance was also amazing. The one time that I used the insurance, I had a massive toothache, that caused migraine headaches and had to get my wisdom teeth pulled. Maybe I'm a technology geek, but the USC dental school had a 360-degree instantaneous x-ray machine that made the painful pre-surgery process fun. My wisdom teeth were pulled out by dental students, I was a little worried, but they did a great job. The University also subsidized a portion of public transportation which comes in handy because of the horrible L.A. traffic. Fortunately, I lived in the opposite direction of busy traffic flow, so most of the time there was no traffic. So, plan your journey to work when moving to the area. There is also an above ground railway right next to the university that travels all the way to Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Manhattan Beach, & soon to be the Los Angeles International Airport. 401k was great, however, I did have to pull out funds from my 401k because of an emergency and that process was not to be desired. If you work at the University for a certain period of time, then your children get to go to the University for free as long as they have been accepted. Additionally, USC partners with other Universities in the area, so you can receive somewhat of a voucher (limited amount) to pay for attendance at partnering Universities/colleges, if your children do not want to attend this University for their higher education. I tried to attend the University for my master's degree while working, however, I was cut short during the process. The process of getting classes registered and paid for are extremely challenging and sometimes took weeks before you were finalized and registered. It seemed like, every class that I wanted to attend, I had to get the instructor's signature, the department head's signature, my boss's signature, their boss's signature, registration's authorization, and the credit union's authorization to pay for the classes. Meaning, that you have already missed class or were attending a class for a week or two, before you were approved to take the class and/or the university finally registered you (and you might not get the class). As a comparison, when I attended another University, the process of registering for a class took at the most a maximum of two days. The original plan was to be close enough to classes that I would not lose downtime in between traveling from work to classes. I also figured working at your school would give you advantages, i.e., if I needed to meet for group work or to study in the library. As a student, you receive discounts on software packages, sports tickets, and cultural events. As an employee, in some departments, you receive a daily allowance for food and beverages. The selection of restaurants, grocery stores, services, and buffets on campus are top notch. (Morton Fig, Lemonade, C.P.K., Panda Express, a weekly farmer's market, Ferititta Cafe (Asian, including Dim Sum, Bao, and sushi bar) Trejo's Tacos, Target, Trader Joe's, Amazon, FedEx., Wahlburgers, Starbucks, ... etc.)
Student RA get full coverage in health and dental insurance
Health benefits are top notch, retirement matches and then some, time off is more generous than any other place I've seen.
USC provides benefits to part time employees, which is a really great perk. Part time employees are not, however, eligible for 401K matching or tuition reimbursement.
Good benefits, 401k Matching is great. Week off between Christmas and New Years plus 12 days of starting and 10 days additional in sick time. Healthcare/dental was good and price well. Overall benefits were above average unfortunately pay was below average for the industry I was in. Great place to work for someone who wants to stay a long time in one company with little professional growth/movement or financial growth.
Double matching contributions to 401K for every percentage up to 5%.
Fairly good across the board, though it feels like it keeps shrinking each year. 403b/401a, medical, dental, educational, etc. Information available online at www.usc.edu/benefits.
Post docs can chose a health plan/dental/vision. There is supposed to be free tuition but most don't know it exists and most supervisors/PIs do not allow you to use it. No retirement, no 401k, no official vacation, no official sick days. Post docs are not staff, so there is little to no benefits . Post-docs are treated like temporary interns, so there isn't much support. Some post-docs are paid minimum wage.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.