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UC San Francisco Postdoctoral Researcher Reviews

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  • The culture tends to discourage work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • More room for growth up the ladder (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Smart people, beautiful and fun city, not enough money or time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The research environment is really stimulating and collaborative. There are always great seminars and new postdocs coming from other places to befriend and/or learn from. The faculty are all really passionate about doing good science, and it makes for a great training environment. In addition, there are numerous bay area science & technology events to attend.

    Cons

    It is incredibly expensive to live in San Francisco and UCSF does not account for the cost of living - salaries here for postdocs and graduate students are the same as they are in Nashville, TN, for example. Also, because the training environment is so top-notch, and the state of funding in science is so dire, many PIs are stressed and many people work 60-90 hours a week.


  2. "ucsf posdoc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UC San Francisco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of high quality employees work at UCSF Medical Center, all of whom are striving for the best patient care experiences.

    Cons

    UCSF Med Center is a large operation, and it can take a while for things to change


  3. "Very professional, intense research environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Access to expertise and facilities

    Cons

    competativeand a bit isolated, split campuses,


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  5. "There is a great opportunity to being a postdoc at UCSF."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    UCSF is a cutting edge institutional facility with top scientific minds. I would recommend to anyone with the opportunity to work here to take advantage of the multitude of resources available. You can only limit yourself here.

    Cons

    In my department/lab I am disappointed with how management has treated its employees. There is a bit of arrogance in this lab that promotes an awkward enviroment. You must talk with the junior employees and get a good sense of your ultimate intra-university destination. But this isn't a problem unique to UCSF.

    Advice to Management

    There is a bit of arrogance with the senior management (in this lab) that promotes an awkward and undesirable environment.