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"Above average employer overall / average employer among higher education."

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Current Employee - Student Affairs Officer in La Jolla, CA
Current Employee - Student Affairs Officer in La Jolla, CA
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Pros

The caliber of UCSD students makes working with them rewarding and challenging in the good way. In addition, the benefits of working for the UC are better than average compared to other employers.

Cons

The current budget crisis has affected morale across campus. As state employees, our compensation was never overly generous so the furloughs have been devastating. Working in Student Affairs at UCSD has been a challenge because of the highly decentralized nature of the campus.

Advice to Management

I appreciate the openness and transparency with which the leadership has handled the current fiscal crisis. My sincere hope is that when the economy recovers our salaries are raised back to levels that recruit and retain a competent workforce, and that plans are made to prevent such a disaster from occurring again at this magnitude.

Other Employee Reviews for UC San Diego

  1. "Great university for biomedical research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best UC schools with heavy emphasis on scientific research and development. The city itself is a "heaven" to me with great weather, scenery, people.......

    Cons

    The reputation of the university is not as high as those Ivy Leagues in the US northeast region even though the quality of the research is great, the university should do more to promote itself.

    Advice to Management

    Like any other universities in the US, the salary of postdocs are well below the levels they deserve, the leaders of the university together with other UC schools should provide better compensation package to postdoctoral scholars in the universities.


  2. "UCSD Bioengineering"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Laie, HI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Laie, HI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    A somewhat well-respected bioengineering program in the nation, located in a place with good weather, laidback environment, collaborative research environment

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy, long lines and red tape (it's UCSD!), faculty don't care, lots of grade inflation, administration staff is largely disorganized, very sterile environment, people located in labs next to each other don't talk or say hi.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the students' needs, foster more activities that encourage bonding between faculty, staff, and students, more courtesy towards one another

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