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UC San Diego Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. "Teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and lots of benefits

    Cons

    Salary, poor communication, and no career growth


  2. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, campus, community, and mission/vision.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't competitive with local salaries and living standards. Some departments need to collaborate more with others

  3. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, smart students, beautiful campus, solid pay and benefits. Lots of opportunities for career growth within the university.

    Cons

    Generally pays less than the private sector. Administration could do more to increase diversity of the student body.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with very smart and enthusiastic students.
    Decent Benefits.

    Cons

    Low Salary.
    High level of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Automate processes.
    Use email instead of paper.


  5. "Good School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    top notch school. Good for all bio related research

    Cons

    The weather and beach are too nice they can be distracting sometimes to doing research.


  6. "Great environment to work in computational neuroscience"

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    Current Employee - Visiting Scholar in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Visiting Scholar in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great computational Neuroscience and opportunities to establish world-class collaborations. Great library and access to research material.

    Cons

    Challenging to get a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the university a top computational neuroscience research center.


  7. "Great work place, good benefits, non-competitive salary"

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    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great scientific environment, lots of resources, great collaboration opportunities

    Cons

    Not much space to grow

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better!

  8. "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and large campus

    Cons

    terrible management and university culture. no one to trust at all.


  9. "Awesome experience"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The main pro is that you get to work with state of the art equipment as part of research. As per PI, it varies from person to person

    Cons

    The main impediment to any research would be the lack of funding. Apart from that, I don't see any cons.


  10. "UCSD Research Assistant Thoughts"

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    Former Employee - CHEAR Research Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - CHEAR Research Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are friendly and welcoming, and the environment was very warm. I felt like I learned a lot at my job! The times were flexible as well.

    Cons

    I really enjoyed my time at CHEAR, and I felt everything was very organized, so I don't have any cons at this point.


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