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"Understaffed, Underpaid, Micromanaged, Moronic"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

There are a few gems you will meet in this department, but they are few and far in between. Those are the only people that matter in this toxic environment.

Cons

The management is awful and moronic. They do not know what they are doing and treat every single employee as if they are replaceable. However, the management is SO bad that they can't even replace an employee. While other UCLA departments can hire within 30 days, UAN management takes at least 4 months just to hire for a position they knew about for over 2 years. The management is also passive aggressive, selfish, and will penalize you for everything. If you accomplish something, the manager will take credit for it, and if the management fails something, they will not hesitate to place the blame on you. They are also so oblivious to anything that goes on around them. This was by far the worst management I have ever seen and even after you leave the department, they will tell everyone to cut all ties with you. The manager is so paranoid that she theorized about how past employees may be sabotaging and manipulating her files in the server; which is not possible. And past employees are so relieved to get out of the department they don't ever look back, not to mention waste their time manipulating her templates.

Advice to Management

Management is the problem and they are the reason that people can't do their work. This environment is TOXIC, negative, unmotivational, and self-deprecating. Management is selfish and oblivious, unorganized and passive aggressive, and overall just the worst. There is NO room for movement and NOWHERE TO GO from here.

Other Employee Reviews for UCLA

  1. "TA at UCLA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    UCLA has smart and engaging students

    Cons

    Workload is just too much


  2. "Good overall but for staff research positions, compensation is low compared to industry averages."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits including medical, dental, and retirement. Acceptable coworkers, fair supervisor. Raises are automatic because of union.

    Cons

    Fairly poor compensation compared to industry standard- tends to hire at bottom of pay scale and with 3%/yr raises, it will take years (if ever) to catch up to a similar position in a private company or even with government.

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