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UC San Diego Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Parking is expensive unless you are willing to walk a long way, buildings are not easy to navigate, otherwise nothing to complain about (in 16 reviews)

  • Difficult to have work life balance (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "UCSD PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great research environment, access to university resources

    Cons

    Campus does not offer great quality of life, high cost of living.


  2. "Vascular Fellowship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to telestroke neruology

    Cons

    There is some stroke call coverage but with 4 fellows totally doable

  3. "UC San Diego Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll be working with some of the brightest minds in engineering and life sciences. The research done is exemplary.

    Cons

    La Jolla is an expensive city to live in.

    Advice to Management

    Have better benefits for the research assistants.


  4. "Dining Services Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Great experience for a student

    Cons

    difficult schedule-wise, attitude from management

    Advice to Management

    Work on mentorship with employees


  5. "Grad Student"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Great healthcare, lots of financial support

    Cons

    lack of career development opportunities

    Advice to Management

    provide more career development opportunities


  6. "Computer Science Tutor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UC San Diego part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to meet a lot of people that are dedicated to computer science. If you're looking to improve your skills in computer science, definitely look to be a tutor.

    Cons

    Some of the work is debugging student's code which can get tedious. The work varies greatly depending on the class and professor you tutor for.

    Advice to Management

    This is going to be very dependent on your professor and how he chooses to run the class. Most professors are great!


  7. "nurse"

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

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    the pay is very great

    Cons

    there is no bad about this job

  8. "Research Assistant at UCSD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and good experience

    Cons

    I haven't found any cons yet


  9. "Research scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Intellectual stimulation, research collaborations, freedom of research activities

    Cons

    Grant funding is out of my control


  10. "Academic Environment, place for innovation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits and access to knowledge and campus resources.

    Cons

    Politics between higher level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in touch with employees working on the field.


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