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"Great place to end up if you are older but advancement is hard to come by for young employers"

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in San Diego, CA
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I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

UCSD offers great benefits as well as retirement if you are committed to staying here for 20, 25+ years

Cons

Things take awhile to get done with UCSD, system wided. Don't expect to get promoted or have your job title changed without years and months of effort and pushing

Other Employee Reviews for UC San Diego

  1. "Decent place to build professional experience if you don't have any other options right out of college"

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    Former Employee - Student Human Resources Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Student Human Resources Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will be given responsibilities from day one, and there is a large emphasis on ownership of responsibilities. You won't pick up many hard skills transferable to other jobs, but you will grow in soft skills such as teamwork, communication, and responding quickly to requests. Supervisors make sure that you feel like part of a family of coworkers. Bonding events such as monthly birthday potlucks help create a team atmosphere, even though people belong to different functional groups and roles within the organization differ from person to person. Work-life balance is great: almost never have to work overtime or weekends at the analyst level. The experience varies a lot depending on who your supervisor is.

    Cons

    There exists a very damaging culture of gossip among the employees. Talking about others behind their backs is prevalent. The work gets repetitive very fast. Not a lot of upward mobility. Work-life balance is worse at the management level, but you won't be promoted into such a position until many years into your tenure anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Build the future of your organization around the development of your employees. Break traditional public institution stereotypes of inefficiency by rewarding and retaining top performers, while letting go of those who are struggling. Be more careful and selective when hiring: don't just make a decision based on whether the candidate has the abilities to fulfill the job responsibilities, but also consider how the candidate will positively or negatively affect the culture you are trying to create.


  2. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, great benefits, flexibile

    Cons

    The commute and some redundant policies

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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