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UC San Francisco Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Very nice employer, great work/life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Great benefits and room for growth (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to learn"

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

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

    Pros

    UCSF attracts some of the most brilliant scientists, students, doctors, and researchers in the world. The atmosphere is friendly but with very high expectations. I was overworked (60+ hrs a week) but learned a ton and adored my colleagues. There is endless opportunity for growth, learning, mentorship, and building collaborative relationships across departments. UCSF definitely has a few things that I would change but overall I would recommend it as a workplace.

    Cons

    UCSF, in recent years, has had little to no raises & pay is way less than similar industry research jobs. I ended up switching to tech (user research) to increase my salary and improve my work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    They need to standardize the workload across departments. Some coordinators manage 30 very complex clinical trials and some coordinators manage two simple studies while getting paid the same amount. Also the strict and very limited vacation time is awful.


  2. "Research assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Nurturing work environment and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Hard to gain upward mobility

  3. "Good benefits, salary insufficient for San Francisco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, great health coverage

    Cons

    No diversity, salary is too low for the cost of living in San Francisco


  4. "Jr Specialist @ UCSF"

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    Former Employee - Junior Special in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Junior Special in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy commute, great benefits, easy to network between labs to get more research opportunities and collaborations

    Cons

    Academia and thus pay is lower than one could want. Lots of 'training' to be done to be up to code for OSHA that involves just staring at videos for hours.


  5. "Great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Great place and great people to work with

    Cons

    Salary is not very competitive


  6. "Senior System Administrator"

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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 Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Very nice employer, great work/life balance

    Cons

    None I can think of, maybe lower salary than industry


  7. "Teams are very efficient in working with staff and patients."

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    Current Employee - Outpatient Clinic Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Outpatient Clinic Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Patient care is high on the list. Team members work together to get projects done. Supervisors work with staff to reach care goals.

    Cons

    Company is restructuring and expanding, causing a little confusion at times. Things sometimes change without notifying all the affected participants. The changes are showing how different departments interact, which is sometimes unexpected.

    Advice to Management

    Provide work flow I formation to each department. There are some unknown interactions that would be best know.

  8. "Registered Nurse CN ll"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Francisco part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, wonderful patients,

    Cons

    "always short on staff," no lunch breaks


  9. "The world of UC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.
    Great diversity
    Good people and awesome food

    Cons

    Multiple campuses across the city. Awful for parking.
    Shady management.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you have a DVM doesn't make you qualified to be in a management position.


  10. "SRA2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    lots of room for growth

    Cons

    could be overwhelmingly stressful at times being around the top talents all the time


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