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Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Graduate students are overworked as TAs, have minimal parental leave (in 32 reviews)

  • half time only means low salary but that's on par for the course for grad students (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn and work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Educator in Westwood, CA
    Current Employee - Student Educator in Westwood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great and relaxed work environment
    Previews and access to cutting edge contemporary art
    Host and attend cool events in Los Angeles
    Flexible around personal schedule and school

    Cons

    Parking not included for some employees
    Tedious work some times

    Advice to Management

    Honestly nothing! I loved working here.


  2. "I Love it Here"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Good researchers, bad teachers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    UCLA has great researchers, a beautiful campus, and is located in a great city.

    Cons

    The culture is too stagnant. Incentives for being a good teacher are too weak, so professors focus on their research, instead.


  5. "teaching assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very relaxed environment with good benefits

    Cons

    pay was a bit low with no equity


  6. "Chill"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Postdoc"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and competitive packages obtainable in a University System

    Cons

    Work life balance life balance could be better

  8. "Teaching Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in UCLA, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in UCLA, CA

    I worked at UCLA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Significant teaching experience acquired in this position

    Cons

    No issues with this employer


  9. "Data Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    work is regular and life is easy, lots of benefits like insurance.

    Cons

    work is not challenging at all, and most of the time tech that used is behind. you might find you gradually lose competitiveness when trying to search a similar position on the market.

    Advice to Management

    management are sometimes slow but everything is ordered.


  10. "Good pay, decent environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant II in UCLA, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant II in UCLA, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for students, fair amount of hours, tolerant supervisors

    Cons

    Professionalism levels can vary depending on which department you work in


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