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"Good environment for science if you are in the right department with the right boss."

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Current Employee - Associate Specialist in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Associate Specialist in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

Pros

Good scientific environment. Plenty of good people to talk to.

Cons

Pay level is not nearly high enough to survive with a family in the bay area. The university is resistant to promotion even when the boss advocates for it. Lab heads can be autocratic and not careful about science.

Advice to Management

Senior support staff with high degrees of experience, advanced degrees, and a record of major contributions to their scientific field don't always get paid well. I would be getting paid far more now if I had never attended graduate school and did a postdoc, and I would have the savings of all those years in my 401k.

Other Employee Reviews for UC San Francisco

  1. "UCSF in Fresno was a horrible place to work. UCSF iin SF is a wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Physicians are forward thinking and appreciate a desire to learn, therefore they are willing to teach.

    Cons

    because its a acedemic setting the pay is not as great as the benefits.


  2. "I had a great experience working there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It was a great opportunity to work with and learn from people that were experts in their field. The work was meaningful and I learned a lot from the position. The environment was very accomodating, allowing for flexible hours, telecommuting, and the position did not require overtime.

    Cons

    Of course the salary at a university is not going to be close to what the salary would be in industry.

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