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UC San Francisco Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Samuel Hawgood
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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. "Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfort, safety, nice, enjoyable, pleasant

    Cons

    quiet, routine, difficult, stressful, interesting


  2. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and room for growth.

    Cons

    Challenging to transition into a different role.

    Advice to Management

    Hire industrial and organizational psychologist consultants to improve the workplace such as developing job position manuals for every job role. There are supervisors who are unavailable to train or current employees who do not train well.


  3. "Great Training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Clinical fellowship here is grueling but there are few places around the world to get such excellent clinical and research training.

    Cons

    Very competitive to transition to junior faculty. Don't get paid enough to support a family in SF.


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  5. "Registered Nurse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension, raise every 6 months, 12 hr shifts 3 time a week with with 4 days

    Cons

    Have to pay for own disability insurance and pay for own healthcare benefits


  6. "Luck of the draw"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Program Director 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

    - mission driven
    - working with the field's best and brightest
    - innovative
    - benefits
      - pension vested after 5 years
      - opt into numerous options for tax free sheltered investments
      - health plan w/ dental
    - easy to transfer to different groups

    Cons

    - a lot of red tape/regulations/bureaucracy
    - huge -> easy to get lost or lose track
    - runs at the speed of academics with state governance as a spare leg
    - dynamics all dependent on the group/division/supervisor
    - compensation
    - work ridiculous hours with this group


  7. "Post-doc"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent scientific opportunities, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay, poor benefits, limited career choices


  8. "Administration is a bit tone death"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Location and the large number of postdocs

    Cons

    cost of living, housing, administration

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell struggling postdocs and graduate students that not being able to afford to live in SF on our salary is a way to build character. True statement from a senior executive!


  9. "Graduate Student"

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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

    Inclusive working environment, Diverse community, Good Employee Insurance Benefits

    Cons

    Lack of sufficient social and cultural organized clubs, Graduate Students aren't paid very highly

    Advice to Management

    Please increase graduate student stipends to make living in San Francisco more affordable.


  10. "Postdoctoral Scholar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Excellent postdoctoral mentors
    Great health insurance

    Cons

    Salary does not keep pace with the high cost of living in the area


  11. "Programmer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, top notch research

    Cons

    Does not cover much for disability, cannot easily get promoted to next level unless you work for 5 years for the same position, Parnassus campus does not have shuttle to bart. No much scope for educational classes or career development



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