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"Relationship building is key. Team more than individual culture. Don't upset the status quo. Understand the politics."

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Ample vacation/sick. Can use vacation. Hard work is recognized. Opportunities to grow. Discount off of tuition. Open to change in some departments. Regular hours in most departments.

Cons

Increased pension contributions each year without regular raises to offset this and inflation. 8% of salary before taxes now taken to contribute to pension. Pension is a great option if you plan stay 5+ years, however, with that same amount you could invest on your own so not as much of a benefit as it once was.
No paid maternity. Very political.

Advice to Management

Add clear career paths and options for flex schedule or work from home to save on traffic, parking fees, and gas to offset other costs and lower salaries. Regular raises for standard of living.

Other Employee Reviews for UCLA

  1. "Good work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Network Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Network Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A large and stable employer with great benefits. Very little overtime or work outside of regular business hours. Being part of UC's mission can be more rewarding than typical jobs.

    Cons

    Probably not the best place for ambitious, type A's. Can be a unique environment, and difficult for some people to adjust to. A lot of things being done a certain for the sole reason that they've always been done that way

    Advice to Management

    To achieve excellence, UCLA will need to start competing for top talent in staff employment, and will need to pay market rates to do so.


  2. "very professional"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    like working there, very good atmosphere

    Cons

    none none none none none

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