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UC San Francisco Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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  • "Benefits are poor, work-life balance is poor, salary is very low for Bay area" (in 22 reviews)

  • "not much room for growth if you are an assistant or analyst" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Yearly raise. Friendly work Environment.

    Cons

    Prestige over pay. No social events.


  2. "Couldn't be more satisfied"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Paid for significant training, very supportive supervisors, focused on making an inclusive and diverse workplace.

    Cons

    Cost of healthcare expensive, but that's everywhere. Gym isn't free.

  3. "Great university in the greatest city in the US"

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    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Job, Great Location, Great Benefits

    Cons

    SF is an extremely expensive to live


  4. "Work culture at UCSF"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -very friendly people, shuttle service is free and great to get around campuses

    Cons

    -no parking near campuses, a lot of new construction near Mission Bay leaves very busy and loud intersections


  5. "Not satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’ve learn a lot in science. Easy to grow.

    Cons

    Bad environment. Management extremely unfair.


  6. "Very isolated feeling in UCSF"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Be in the hub of biomedical research

    Cons

    Expensive cost to live in the bay; not very integrated research environment


  7. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - SRA II
    Current Employee - SRA II
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow and to work with different people

    Cons

    not easy to get a pay raise

  8. "UCSF"

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    Former Employee - Student Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Research Assistant

    I worked at UC San Francisco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, PI and grad students want you to succeed

    Cons

    No cons to describe in my time at UCSF


  9. "UCSF is a great place to work, but SF is very expensive as a student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Very collaborative environment
    Some parts of university leadership are very responsive to the needs and concerns of students/postdocs
    Very supportive environment
    UCSF is very connected with Bay Area biopharma ecosystem

    Cons

    SF is super expensive, getting by on a grad student stipend is difficult
    As a student, limited on-campus housing is available and is very competitive
    Some parts of university leadership are not very responsive to the needs of staff/students
    Administrative bureaucracy can be very cumbersome and slow
    I still can't believe they are building the warriors stadium across the street from the Mission Bay Hospital - this will be a transportation nightmare when it opens

    Advice to Management

    If you don't offer PhD students more assistance with the cost of living then I don't think you will have many PhD students accepting offers in the future


  10. "Very Bad Personal Training Department"

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The insurance is good, members are open to different types of training.

    Cons

    Bad managerial decisions day in and day out, no career advancement, no trainer support/ continuing education and no social media help.