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"Only good for academic staff"

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Former Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at UC San Francisco full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Always a lot of activity with cutting edge research, opportunities to understand the operations of a public academic institution, generally beautiful campus

Cons

Little room for growth for anyone who is not a MD or PhD, so expect to be treated as a second- or third-class citizen if your title is not "Doctor"

Advice to Management

Train the academics to be better managers, create training programs and career ladders for non-doctorate research staff, conduct more frequent internal audits in preparation for external audits

Other Employee Reviews for UC San Francisco

  1. "HIGHLY location-specific"

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    Former Employee - Associate Specialist III in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Specialist III in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great deal of autonomy, excellent benefits, availability of many training resources and certifications for (self-initiated) career development, University hiring highly values previous UCSF experience -- making it easier for at least latitudinal job changes to escape an intolerable work environment

    Cons

    Expect to be hired at the bottom of your position's pay scale with no room for bargaining. No PhD = Unbreakable glass ceiling in doing any academic work. I was Project Director for a huge research grant, literally did all of the work, without credit, PI plagiarized the hell out of my work before I could publish. Hold your cards close to your chest, and choose your PI *very* wisely.

    Advice to Management

    Please, for the love of God, take advantage of University training on supervision and mentoring.


  2. "As a postdoc at UCSF I am very happy with the facilities at Mission Bay Campus"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clean, modern campus is great to work in!
    Very professional atmosphere
    Great Science
    Collaborative environment

    Cons

    Corporate ties
    Mission Bay is under-developed

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