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UCLA CEO Gene D. Block
Gene D. Block
537 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is great since most people leave work from 9-5 unless you are senior management(in 57 reviews)

  • "Great benefits at UCLA, the best(in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • "high pressure for graduate students to graduate as quickly as possible(in 38 reviews)

  • "Long hours depending on your professor(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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      Former Employee - IT Manager 

      I worked at UCLA full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Secure Footing in position. Good environment.

      Cons

      Pay is lower than p sector

    • "UCLA Teaching Assistant"

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      Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at UCLA part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Manageable workload during graduate school, UC Health insurance is included and very good, at 50% employment, tuition is also covered.

      Cons

      Sometimes difficult to balance teaching on top of taking graduate level classes and doing research.

    • "nich place"

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      Current Employee - GSR 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at UCLA full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      nice place, nice life, nice environment, nice pay, nice development

      Cons

      maybe too many people, and there facility department is not effective

    • "UCLA"

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      Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in UCLA, CA
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at UCLA part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - great pay for students - work life balance

      Cons

      - a lot of experimentation

    • "Good Experience for Aspiring Chemists"

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      Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in UCLA, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at UCLA part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      You learn a lot more doing reactions with Ph.D Students as well as being in Lab Good Experience to get trained on machines and general lab routines

      Cons

      It is very time consuming You have to work on your advisor's projects and there is little to no room for mobility.

    • "Benefits and laid back atmosphere"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at UCLA full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The benefits are amazing. It is a huge campus, but generally speaking, the people are great.

      Cons

      Different parts of campus vary widely by salary and culture.

    • "Good place to get a PhD"

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      Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in UCLA, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at UCLA full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      No real issues with administration, everything is fairly well run

      Cons

      There is some red tape and bureaucracy that can be a real hinderance.

    • "Not bad for a temporary gig, but poor long-term prospects"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at UCLA part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good facilities and generally good support staff

      Cons

      Part time restriction Inherently temporary position

    • "Eh"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at UCLA part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Free lunches and nice people

        Cons

        No room for growth in company

      • "Good working environment, lack of upward mobility"

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        Current Employee - Associate Program Manager 

        I have been working at UCLA full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great working environment and co workers

        Cons

        Lack of upward mobility - seems like a lot of people around are just settling for the pension

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