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UC San Francisco Reviews

Updated Feb 20, 2020

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3.9
78%
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83%
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UC San Francisco 	Interim Chancellor 	Samuel Hawgood  (no image)
Samuel Hawgood
209 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    ""Squeezed dry" is right"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very worthwhile and valuable mission; good benefits.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Very bureaucratic. You need to train yourself how to do tasks. Extremely difficult to fill administrative positions because of low unemployment rate locally and inadequate salary.

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    UC San Francisco2020-02-20
  2. "Ugh"

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    Former Employee - Junior Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good research exposure for students

    Cons

    HR is difficult to work with due to not processing Visas, pay increases/contracts, or setting up benefits timely

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    UC San Francisco2020-02-19
  3. "A lot of cutting-edge research and funding, but employees are squeezed dry."

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

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    UCSF is full of brilliant scientists with large vision and tonnes of resources.

    Cons

    The pay is not scaled to the cost of living in San Francisco. Not even close.

    UC San Francisco2020-02-06
  4. "graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Community Center Director 

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    collaborative, accessible faculty, great education, top tier, job opportunities

    Cons

    not diverse, condescension to students, limited work-life balance, cost of living, no perks

    UC San Francisco2020-02-01
  5. "Good gig out of college"

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    Current Employee - Junior Research Specialist II in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + cool city, great facilities, lucky to have ran into a good team. + very intellectually stimulating and interesting research.

    Cons

    + expensive city and salary is not great. + responsibilities can be technical and demands can sometimes be stressful.

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    UC San Francisco2020-02-01
  6. "working as postdoc at UCSF"

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    Current Employee - Computer Science in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good research and resources convenient shuttle system

    Cons

    low income too less of dining options/diversity in the building not so user-friendly IT system

    UC San Francisco2020-01-29
  7. "Stable job but rigid atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Data Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package - medical, dental and vision

    Cons

    No flexibility - Rigid rules Lower pay Five years to get vested

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    UC San Francisco2020-01-24
  8. "awesome"

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

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

    Pros

    amazing fun people, good opportunities

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    UC San Francisco2020-01-23
  9. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Rehab 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great co workers, good benefits

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth

    UC San Francisco2020-01-14
  10. "Not taking care of its people"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UC postdoc union is working to protect people's right and it is big enough to negotiate some good terms, e.g. parental leave

    Cons

    OK working environment, limited and weak career support and career development. UCSF is not taking care of its people. Pay is not good, but the pay for my position is controlled by NIH as well, no supplemental compensation and it costs a lot to work there. and considering it as a state run non-profit organization, its Housing service seems to be making money, instead of providing support. Rent is high as compared to stipend / wages.

    UC San Francisco2019-12-09

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