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"California is a nice play to do a postdoc"

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at UCLA full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The work culture is quite nice here and if you enjoy your research, being a postdoc in the UC system has many benefits. The UC postdoc union is quite strong

Cons

The cons are that if you want to have a family then a postdoc salary is the lower limit at which you should be operating. Good thing ofcourse is a postdoc is not meant to last longer than 2 to 3 years really.

Advice to Management

Management needs to take a lot better care of postdocs overall. A lot more mentoring and guidance is required and postdocs need to be considered as serious professionals. Many talented grad students are not staying in research for this reason.

Other Employee Reviews for UCLA

  1. "Professors are too busy and research is not original"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    UCLA campus is beautiful. There are good facilities for exercise and opportunities for extracurricular activities. The workload combined with courses is reasonable for most graduate students.

    Cons

    You are on your own with research. Professors are too busy and outdated to help you. They are generally spending time on fancy presentations instead of original research. Most of them are not open to new ideas either. If you want to get a sense of how they are, just imagine that I know many Full Professors at UCLA who does not know how to check their email. Yeah... It's unbelievable.

    Advice to Management

    Professors need to be controlled. Most of them are not working after they get their tenure.


  2. "Great atmosphere working with co-workers and technicians, customer service learning and student technician experience."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UCLA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the pay is awesome comparable to other student jobs
    the job teaches you practical life skills

    Cons

    uncooperative and rude customers to the students

    Advice to Management

    Have the employees learn more computer programs i.e. Adobe, Java, etc.


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