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UC San Francisco Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Very nice employer, great work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Good benefits; learning environment: people talking science everywhere (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Medical assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Very busy great place to work

    Cons

    There is no free lunch

    Advice to Management

    Management great


  2. "Tough to get around the city at times between the various campuses. Great benefits and better pay."

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    Current Employee - Chief Administrative Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Administrative Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, smart people, great mission. UCSF Health has grown into a powerhouse and continues to do so with innovative partnerships and service.

    Cons

    Commute to SF and around SF. Often need to do multi-campus work; however, the tech is somewhat lacking and is often disjointed.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility with hours and support telecommuting as a way to decrease infrastructure costs.

  3. "MA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Basic, easy, uncomplicated, nice staff, quick start

    Cons

    low pay, no benefits, unorganized some times, uncoordinated,


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from this place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UC Benefits and retirement plan

    Cons

    Unless you are desperate for a job, do not work here. I was hired as a marketing and business development analyst but was doing billing for over six months.

    Advice to Management

    Not all people are desperate to have a job that is just a job and provides no learning, no leadership, and no satisfaction.
    Treat people with the dignity and let them do what they were hired to do initially.


  5. "Research Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco part-time

    Pros

    UCSF is a wonderful institution to be a part of and everyone I have met and worked with have been incredibly cooperative and supportive of teamwork.

    Cons

    Working at UCSF outweighs living expenses in the city.


  6. "Surrounded by smart people, but infrastructure is old and out of date"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    People at UCSF smart and hard working. Benefits or salary for postdoc is very low, considering the living cost in the SF city.

    Cons

    Even though UCSF receives lots of funding, the equipment and infrastructure are often old and out of date. Big institution with slow administrative flow.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make UCSF the best place to work


  7. "Great education for life sciences"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    collaborative, focus on frontier science and combine translation into medicine

    Cons

    do not have a structured platform for career advancement

  8. "Great people, but convoluted beaurocracy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who are driven and caring

    Cons

    The UC system makes it take 4 times longer than it should to get anything done


  9. "job instability vs decent healthcare benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    You're working for a company that overall does good work.

    Cons

    Somewhat hypocritical in terms of treatment of employees. In addition to constant strikes from lower level employees, the dean cut a lot of staffing for student life and extracurricular activities, and IT and other departments were outsourced with little notice to those employees.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and value your administrative employees. The outward-facing healthcare providers and researchers are important, but so are the people making the whole system run smoothly.


  10. "Postdoc"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Smart and friendly people.
    Cutting-edge technology and research.

    Cons

    Not a fast pace environment.


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