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UCLA Los Angeles Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  • high pressure for graduate students to graduate as quickly as possible (in 32 reviews)

  • Living cost is expensive, low salary (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Good place for research"

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    Current Employee - Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    diverse academic environment, and nice people

    Cons

    I would say, traffic in Westwood is not that good


  2. "Teaching Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UCLA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good experience in teaching
    Great undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate job
    Reinforces previously learned topic
    Improves public speaking

    Cons

    Long hours depending on your professor

  3. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA (More than a year)

    Pros

    UCLA is a nice place to work with lots hidden gems all over the place.

    Cons

    Can sometime feel isolated. Living around the area is difficult on postdoc salary.


  4. "custodial supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UCLA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beatifull buildings, good activities in campus

    Cons

    they want good work, but hire people with no experiance

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the people that work here. They're polite, pleasant, and quick to help out. Supervisors are very understanding and work with the employees.

    Cons

    It gets boring when there isn't work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    engage with employees more? small talk maybe?


  6. "Great benefit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great area, next to Bel Air.

    Cons

    like ssn office, sometimes employee doesn't try to improve

    Advice to Management

    give bonus to those whom work hard


  7. "Chill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UCLA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Basically, you only need to work on easy tasks like counting items and putting tags on books and items.

    Cons

    No AC, even in Summer and a very dusty environment.

    Advice to Management

    The management is pretty good.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Transit Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Transit Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Transit Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and competitive salaries

    Cons

    One must be able to adapt to the politics of the public sector.


  9. "I Love it Here"

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    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate in UCLA, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate in UCLA, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    What i love about working at UCLA is the:
    -Diversity
    -Welcoming Environment
    - Supportive Staff

    Cons

    Difficult to get full-time and secure employment


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UCLA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment for everyone at the job

    Cons

    Short internship. Wish it is year long

    Advice to Management

    Good management


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