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UC San Francisco Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Nov 17, 2019

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225 Ratings
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  • "Cost of living in SF is very high compared to postdoc salary(in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Active academic environment, nice team work, good benefits

    Cons

    Need more common facility and support

    UC San Francisco2018-08-06
  2. "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Financial/Budget Analyst 

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, offers the ability gain experience

    Cons

    Perpetually immature employees, no innovation allowed.

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    UC San Francisco2019-11-18
  3. "Great science, poor institutional loyalty"

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    Former Employee - Associate 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 5 years

    Pros

    UCSF has world-class scientists working on important and interesting projects. The atmosphere was generally friendly and collegial. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Campus accommodation was expensive. Day-care was expensive. Pay is low compared to local industry. No sponsorship for green cards unless you are on the professorial track, regardless of time served. Bureaucratic behemoth.

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    UC San Francisco2019-09-20
  4. "Should do your self a favor dont work at this place."

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    Current Employee - Building Maintenance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits plenty of vacation.

    Cons

    Low wages ,union has problems making contract 3 yrs with out a pay raise.

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    UC San Francisco2019-08-10
  5. "Postdoctoral Researcher with Quantitative Background"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UCSF has a good benefits package for postdocs. The health insurance and dental plan are decent. Although the work environment is something that changes from lab to lab, in general, the work atmosphere is chill. Most PIs don't control worked hours and researchers have a lot of freedom. UCSF also has a really good infrastructure with clean and organized buildings. Work culture is also hard to describe since it will also depend on your lab/department, but in general people at UCSF tend to be progressive and friendly. UCSF is also regarded as a top research institution, which will guarantee you to have contact with top professionals in your field.

    Cons

    The worst part of working at UCSF as a postdoctoral researcher is definitely the salary. The base salary makes it almost unfeasible to live in the Bay Area. As in any academic environment, there are cocky and sassy people, and one can expect to spend some energy dodging some people's egos.

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    UC San Francisco2019-05-11
  6. "Sink or Swim"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    + Cutting-edge research + Good benefits + Flexible schedule + Awesome shuttle system + Super helpful IT team

    Cons

    - Overworked and underpaid; expect to work extra hours without compensation and very little appreciation - Lack of support and training/mentoring - Unclear expectations and guidance on how to improve - Unclear rules and procedures for tedious administrative tasks

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    UC San Francisco2018-10-23
  7. "Hospital Lab Technician"

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    Current Employee - Hospital Lab Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, retirement plan, good shuttle service

    Cons

    Large company, too much workload

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    UC San Francisco2018-08-28
  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate II in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing people! Everyone who comes here is mind-bogglingly intelligent, driven, passionate, and kind! From the graduate students to the staff to the doctors/nurses/medical professionals, everyone here is a delight to work with. -UCSF does a lot to advance the life sciences fields. You can see the direct effects we have on the community. -Good benefits--health, dental, vision, etc.

    Cons

    -You have to pay for gym access, and its not cheap! -The university is split into multiple campuses than are spread over San Francisco. Although there are free shuttles that regularly run between the campuses all day long, this commute between campuses is something to take into account when planning out your day -Ridiculously expansive city to live in. Not anything to do with UCSF in particular, but the extremely high cost of living in San Francisco makes everything a little harder.

    UC San Francisco2018-08-27
  9. "Staff Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience, the setting allows to learn and grow many skills, good benefits

    Cons

    Need to improve management, cafeteria food is quite expensive

    UC San Francisco2018-05-29
  10. "Good to work for"

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    I have been working at UC San Francisco

    Pros

    Great work environment, great work life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is not always competitive with similar jobs in the area (both public and private sector)

    UC San Francisco2018-02-11
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