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Updated September 21, 2018
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  • "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. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, fun shows and easy work

    Cons

    There are crowds of people


  2. "Admin Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Co-workers, longevity and location

    Cons

    Needs more qualified managers and supervisors

  3. "UCLA"

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, hours, community, co-workers, location, union

    Cons

    bureaucracy, pay, parking costs, speed of work flow


  4. "Student Web Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Close commute, good work environment, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Every day is a mystery


  5. "UCLA SSC Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    people really friendly here, time schedule friendly and flexible

    Cons

    the work can be a little boring compared with coding for a project because most of the work are writing patches


  6. "Undergrad research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Good way to get your foot in the door to open up more research opportunities as an undergrad

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the lab I worked in, sometimes the work load was unpredictable and hard to manage with a full-time class schedule


  7. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Top ranking university with diversified environment

    Cons

    Salary little bit uncompetitive given the high living cost in LA

  8. "Teaching Assistant as a Master's student"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in UCLA, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in UCLA, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Tuition covered nearly in full
    -Stipend is comfortable
    -Work-School balance is good (dependent on what class you TA for)

    Cons

    -Location of work is inconsistent quarter to quarter
    -Work-school balance can be bad (dependent on what class you TA for)
    -Inflexible scheduling at times


  9. "Decent pay, great institution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay in the world of graduate school stipends, great healthcare. UCLA is a world-class research school, and the academic environment is incredibly stimulating

    Cons

    Stress and hours are high; but this is expected with a worthwhile PhD.


  10. "Office assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing group of people to work with that are passionate in what they do. Great teamwork and friendly environment.

    Cons

    No apparent downsides. It was great working here


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