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"Great place for young scientists to learn!"

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Current Employee - Staff Research Associate I in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Staff Research Associate I in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of events and seminars with prominent speakers to attend. Get the sense that the faculty really care about the research associates/analysts/graduate students/postdocs in their lab. Faculty are attentive to concerns of their lab members. I feel like I have a project that could someday lead to better prevention and treatment of patients - so I feel very motivated to keep working.

Cons

As is the case with any large university/corporation, there is a lot of bureaucracy to get through before one can get started with doing any experiments. The pay is not great given that I have to pay rent in San Francisco.

Advice to Management

Try to provide more/better funding to students and staff.

Other Employee Reviews for UC San Francisco

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very blessed to have employment at this highly respected institution"

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    Current Employee - CSWII in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - CSWII in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Innovative
    Good benefits
    Sense of doing good for the community
    Passionate staff and managers -- usually

    Cons

    If you work on the Campus side, as I do, you see the big disparity between Campus & Medical Center
    Extremely hierarchical
    You have to make your own opportunities for advancement, and yell about your accomplishments from the rooftops! Otherwise, senior managers may not notice.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with dignity -- don't be so lackadaisical


  2. "Great work, poor pay"

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

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

    Pros

    In general here are the pluses:
    . wonderful research
    . great benefits, especially health insurance
    . San Francisco!
    . transportation and commute options
    . work environment is very creative and has the enthusiasm of a start up

    Cons

    . no career path
    . poor pay according to Bay Area cost of living

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee growth.

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