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"It all depends on who you know."

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Current Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

If you are able to build a decent network, you can go far within the university.

Cons

Unqualified individuals in key positions, which would never fly in the corporate work sector.

Other Employee Reviews for UC San Francisco

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It is a stressful time to be working at UC"

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    Former Employee - Analyst IV in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst IV in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The positive side of working at UC is the benefits, and being part of a world-class research institute.

    Cons

    There are major cut backs occuring at UC -- consolidations, "shared services," and other cost-cutting measures that involve substantial reductions in staffing, particularly of unrepresented employees. The workloads have increased significantly, and it's made for an unhappy work environment for many employees. Additionally, there have been no significant raises for non-unionized staff in many years, and given that salaries are well below market rates, it may not be the first place to look for a job. Significant changes will be starting July 1, 2013 to the pension plan as well, so lure of great benefits at UC is also changing.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your employees. Take the available classes on leadership and managing people. Unfortunately, a number of managers at UC are promoted into those positions without the necessary experience or qualifications to be good managers -- don't be one of those people. Also, learn the union contracts if you supervise unionized employees, and abide by them. You will save yourself, and your employees a great deal of heartache and hassle when it comes to dealing with problems, should they arise. Open communication and honesty are key.


  2. "Great experience as an intern"

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    Former Intern - Synthetic Biology Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Synthetic Biology Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC San Francisco as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, a lot of very intelligent scientists.

    Cons

    There were no cons to my ucsf intern experience.

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