UC San Diego Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla (no image)
Pradeep K. Khosla
454 Ratings
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  1. "Enjoyable experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility and good experience overall

    Cons

    Not really anything remarkable stood out

  2. "Good starting point"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Support Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, probably the best you will ever find

    Cons

    No room for growth. "If you want to grow, leave" -Management

  3. "Its a Job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Blank Assist II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are probably the best you will ever get

    Cons

    No room for growth. Raises are impossible.

  4. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Fellow in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great experience to work for with

    Cons

    None that i can think of rightnow

  5. "So I had to do this to see stuff"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    it is a good school

    Cons

    it is a big school

  6. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of resources, good atmosphere, and nice PIs

    Cons

    None at the moment but will update later

  7. "UCSD Health - great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Project Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, continued education/training, great tech support, great mentors

    Cons

    Pay rate could be higher - research in psychiatry did not have any pay increases for 3 years worked there

  8. "Not enough pay for the amount of work given."

    2.0
    Former Employee - Student Worker 

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    prioritizes classes for student employees

    Cons

    pay was bad, managers were not good

  9. "UCSD GA"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Very supportive staff, opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    I've found they prefer to hire internally

  10. "Teacher Assistant for COSMOS"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Had the pleasure of teaching students engineering and real world applications .

    Cons

    None. Job was fun and hours were good!

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