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UC San Diego Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Beautiful new hospital, excellent managers

    Cons

    Travelling to La Jolla can be very time consuming


  2. "Student Shift Manager"

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    Former Employee - Student Shift Manager
    Former Employee - Student Shift Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very flexible work hours and a good work environment

    Cons

    having opening and morning shifts assigned to people who live the furthest away on too many occasions

    Advice to Management

    Try to only assign morning shifts to students that live on campus

  3. "Great little family within each department"

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    Former Employee - Intake Advisor
    Former Employee - Intake Advisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Semi-flexible work hours, convenient location, independent,

    Cons

    20-hour weekly cap for students


  4. "Work at UCSD"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Opportunity to work with most talented group of scientists

    Cons

    No real cons to mention


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth

    Cons

    The downside is plenty of budget cuts


  6. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a Postdoc, this place is one of the best places to work. Again it greatly depends which department/lab you are in but over all its a great place with so much opportunity to lean new things.

    Cons

    Weekend work is the most common thing

    Advice to Management

    NONE


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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