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UC San Francisco San Francisco Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Samuel Hawgood
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Pros
  • Very nice employer, great work/life balance (in 36 reviews)

  • Good benefits with IRA match with vested contributions after 4 years (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance should not be expected (in 21 reviews)

  • Cost of living in SF is beyond ridiculous (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pension and health benefit and stable

    Cons

    Hard to move on to other position

    Advice to Management

    More open opportunities for employees to move on


  2. "UCSF"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing mission, working with talented and driven team members. Can truly say you leave the world a better place everyday.

    Cons

    Anything and everything can be politicized. It takes a while to navigate the bureaucratic nodes, can fill overwhelming at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be more strategic, trust and empower your team members. Groom and develop the next generation of leaders. Diversify work force, from entry level to executive leadership to reflect the population of California per the UC mandate.

  3. "Practice Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright minds, modern institution, on the forefront of healthcare and highly ranked.

    Cons

    Supervisory positions far and few. You really have to put yourself out there to grow as an employee. Lots of egos and it comes with the territory,

    Advice to Management

    Be available to listen to employee concerns. Focus on staff morale and trainings.


  4. "Assitant Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Pension is very good. Work with top doctors.

    Cons

    As a public school, the pay is not high. A problem in San Francisco.


  5. "Great organization"

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    Former Employee - Health Sciences Clinical Professor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Health Sciences Clinical Professor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong reputation, solid organization with great long-term benefits

    Cons

    It may depend on what department one is in. Be sure to understand the benefit package.


  6. "EHS Specialist"

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    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - EHS Specialist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, great work life balance

    Cons

    pay may be a little bit lower


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from this place"

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    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.


  9. "Great people, but convoluted beaurocracy"

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "would not work here for research again"

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    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate II 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 a year)

    Pros

    highly ranked research institution

    Cons

    low pay when compared to similar roles in biotech, feel unappreciated, the school is just run very inefficiently like most other government agencies, they even make obtaining lab coats, which are required very difficult. they dont getting the tools you need to do your job easy


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