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Updated February 20, 2017
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Samuel Hawgood
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and easy going colleagues (in 30 reviews)

  • Good benefits for employees, good salary (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "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!


  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. "Things are stable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    A relaxed work environment which is rare in the Bay Area.
    Most people are nice.
    Everyone knows UCSF, so you don't have to explain what your company does.

    Cons

    Colleagues are not really motivated to grow in their career; they are motivated by the pension plan, though.
    Employees career development is not in their culture.
    Transparency is rarely seen.

    Advice to Management

    You may want to check the efficiency of each department. A few of them are total unnecessary. For example, entrepreneurship center or club doesn't add any value to UCSF.


  6. "Programmer"

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    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


  7. "Registered Nurse"

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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 (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


  8. "Regulatory Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, working among brilliant physicians, scientists, and researchers.

    Cons

    Administration. In my many years working in top research university administrations, UCSF management completely fails. Primarily, useless/incompetent middle managers are promoted without proper vetting, rampant cronyism leading to toxic and unsupportive work environments.

    Advice to Management

    Have more stringent rules for vetting higher level promotions that involves staff input.


  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. "UCSF Fresno"

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    Current Employee - Cardiologist
    Current Employee - Cardiologist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great name and good benefits.

    Cons

    working with a private entity is a negative



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