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Updated January 16, 2019
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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. "Life science course"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Very organized course structure. TA were provided clear instruction

    Cons

    Not really since the grading system has been improved.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Competitive pay

    Cons

    - None that I can think of

  3. "Admin -Finance"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diverse,good pay ,role was basic

    Cons

    Team cohesion needs work .Didn't get a chance to meet and great team members much .

    Advice to Management

    Team activities to improve team dynamic


  4. "Great place to do research"

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

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

    Pros

    Great location, great research environment, top universities, best health insurance, great alumni connection

    Cons

    Rent is expensive, quarter system


  5. "New Student Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Awesome people. Incredibly goal oriented directors and leaders.

    Cons

    May take a lot of time and effort on top of school work.


  6. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Good weather, friendly atmosphere, a lot of places to hang out

    Cons

    Competitive but not in a too bad way


  7. "UCLA"

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    Former Employee - Billing Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Billing Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good benefits, a spirit of teamwork amongst staff, beautiful campus, state of the art facilities. Loved my day to day duties.

    Cons

    I do not have any that I can think of. It was an exceedingly positive working experience and only left due to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    The person to whom I directly reported was a joy to work with. I hope that she gets the recognition she deserves.

  8. "Neutral"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Room for professional growth once you're in.

    Cons

    Mostly hires internal, so you'd need to start via float pool or temp agency.


  9. "CN II"

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

    I worked at UCLA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    nurse friendly, family like atmosphere

    Cons

    Floating to other Non-Specialty departments

    Advice to Management

    Improve nurse/Patient ratio


  10. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Lets you really create your own when it comes to projects.

    Cons

    Have more projects than employees so it becomes overwhelming.