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"Underpaid, overworked, very little training or employee development."

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Current Employee - Student Affairs Officer II in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Student Affairs Officer II in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Brand name school that will look good on your resume, experience doing various tasks that can be applied in various work environments, beautiful campus, great location, steady job and depending on the department you work for, there are some great teams who well together and are a tight knit group.

Cons

Pay is very low with no raises for anyone for the last 2+ years for anyone in my department. Training is minimal, high turn over in my department so the work load increases often with no compensation. Depending on your department, you may witness gossipy co-workers and unfair and unequal treatment whether it is with the uneven pay for people in the same positions or favoritism toward certain people and exclusion of others for some office outings.

Advice to Management

Start using team building activities, invest in employee development by providing thorough training when people are hired, take time to check in with employees from time to time and have open dialogues about how to improve employee morale and better serve the students.

Other Employee Reviews for UCLA

  1. Helpful (2)

    "UCLA Assistant Professor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with bright, energetic students.

    Cons

    Full of internal fights confounded by an opaque bureaucracy.


  2. "Its all about where you work. Campus can be fulfilling, Health systems side fed by ego and $$$"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UCLA as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you end up on the campus side there is more likelihood of advancement

    Cons

    As a staff employee you often are powerless to make system changes. Procedures can be antiquated even though this is a 5 star school.

    Advice to Management

    Check yourself. The constant upheaval in the school among faculty is crazy and often staff is caught in the middle

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