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"Good for some, not others"

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Former Employee - Technical in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Technical in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at University of Southern California full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Benefits, College environment. Opportunities to be involved with Students. The Students are really great. You get attached to them. They are the cream of the college crops.

Cons

For most Staff positions the pay is very low compared to the "Real World". The parking is very expensive. Want to park on campus? it will cost you approx $100/month. The environment for staff is cold corporate. Management can be incompetent, but mostly they are overwhelmed. most employees (staff) not treated well. Recent layoffs due to Nikias not managing the endowment well. USC endowment approx 3 Billion. Stanford:18.7 Billion. President will build buildings while he lays off staff.

Advice to Management

treat employees as if you want them there, offer advancement, lose egos.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Southern California

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    "Good graduate programs"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    USC takes care of its employee. As a graduate student, you get two years of stipends where you will not be required to do any teaching. You can just focus on research and graduating.

    Cons

    the location. Its neighborhood is not very safe. During the time I was there, many students have gotten robbed. Some have been murdered. USC has increased its security in the neighborhood in recent years - but still didn't feel safe.

    Advice to Management

    None. Their are doing a great job.


  2. "Rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great chance to work with students.
    Welcoming and supportive environment.

    Cons

    Pay was to low. Some of the non-usc people did not really care about the office culture that usc was trying to sustain, but they were rather working for money.

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