UC San Francisco Reviews

Updated May 25, 2020

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UC San Francisco 	Interim Chancellor 	Samuel Hawgood  (no image)
Samuel Hawgood
214 Ratings
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  • "Expensive city for a Postdoc salary(in 56 reviews)

  • "low salary with high living expenses(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Very suitable part-time job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Francisco part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    > Great facilities > Good professional standards > Flexible hours > Decent starting hourly wage

    Cons

    None specific at the moment

    UC San Francisco2020-04-03
  2. "Good Place to Work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator 

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, good people to work with

    Cons

    None none none none none

    UC San Francisco2020-05-26
  3. "Nice Enviroment for Academics"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Junior Specialist 

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Research environment, lots of opportunities given the location, management

    Cons

    High living expenses in bay area

    UC San Francisco2020-05-24
  4. "great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    nice benefit, great culture, world leading research

    Cons

    limited opportunity for long term

    UC San Francisco2020-05-23
  5. "UCSF"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar 

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Good job environment and excellent colleagues

    Cons

    low salary and limited housing

    UC San Francisco2020-05-22
  6. "Great environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Interdisciplinary, forefront of research, friendly, collaborative, supportive

    Cons

    Competitive, large, hard for junior faculty, lack of enough childcare space, low pay

    UC San Francisco2020-05-22
  7. "Small Supportive Team"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team is small and supportive, great place to start career, good benefits

    Cons

    Low starting pay to live in Bay Area

    UC San Francisco2020-05-21
  8. "Work with the Best Scientists, little money, however."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Junior Specialist 

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work in cutting edge research with some of the best equipment and resources.

    Cons

    Very small salary. Euthanasia of animals.

    UC San Francisco2020-05-20
  9. "Top notch"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    - UCSF may not be perfect, but it certainly tries to be. And that's probably the most you can ask of a top institution - science is truly collaborative and cutting edge

    Cons

    - your experience likely depends on your lab - there isn't really much culture

    UC San Francisco2020-05-14
  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Better salary, good resources for research, opportunities for career development

    Cons

    Can be a challenge commuting

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    UC San Francisco2020-05-12
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