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UC San Diego Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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Pradeep K. Khosla
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  1. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation was very good

    Cons

    No cons really that I can think of


  2. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    It has very good research environment.

    Cons

    Very high living expense compare to income.

    Advice to Management

    N/A.

  3. "Lab Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were all very friendly. Best PIs at UCSD. They are welcoming and encourage self-research whenever you have the free time. They are also extremely accommodating with your student schedule.

    Cons

    No cons for working here.


  4. "Library Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Great on campus job to have.

    Cons

    There are none as far as I know.


  5. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place
    great people
    beautiful learning environment

    Cons

    a lot of people where you do not get much 1 on 1 learning


  6. "High quality academic environment"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good academic environment with excellent core facilities and a variety of renown expertise.

    Cons

    Compensation for biomedical postdocs is two steps above mandated NIH minimum per last contract, but for the area, the salary is low relative to education and benefits are below those of "employees."


  7. "Great location and relaxed atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The University of California San Diego is a beautiful campus with unbelievable weather, high-quality research, and is for the most part well funded.

    Cons

    In my experience, some research managers are a little disconnected from the research going on in their lab, but this is a small issue.

  8. "HDH - Bistro - Good on campus Job"

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    Former Employee - Bistro Server in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Bistro Server in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food before and after work (Perqs)
    Works very well with your classes
    Convenient for on campus students
    Can request days off in advanced online
    Variety of jobs (host, waiter, dishroom, busser) so that you dont get as bored of doing the same thing everyday
    Good amount of promotion opportunity to become student leads

    Cons

    No longer allowed to perq specials (less knowledge about the menu)
    Lots of walking so your legs get tired
    Conflicting managing styles from the two managers so sometimes was confusing what way something should be done


  9. "Bureaucratic and Bogged down in Research"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistang
    Current Employee - Research Assistang
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge care, flexible managers, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, focused on research rather than efficiency and patient care. Worse compensation for non clinical positions than competitors in the area. Little to no upward mobility.


  10. "UCSD Health"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    excellent educational opportunities and benefits.

    Cons

    renewed focus on patient/employee experience from the top down, but still many negative attitudes and complaints from staff.


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