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Updated January 16, 2018
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  • high pressure for graduate students to graduate as quickly as possible (in 37 reviews)

  • Long hours depending on your professor (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Corps Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    very inclusive and friendly environment

    Cons

    commute was a bit difficult


  2. "It's good"

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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

    Friendly people and research environment

    Cons

    Not that many negative aspects

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a pretty good job

  3. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Great staff. Friendly, welcoming, and full of great opportunities.

    Cons

    Workflow can be slow due to good old fashion bureaucracy but is in general ok.


  4. "Awesome campus to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job is pretty chill, mainly because there are so many students around. It doesn't feel that much like work, but that can be a drawback as well.

    Cons

    The pay is lower compared to going out to industry.


  5. "Great Place To Work At"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great name, great location and fun work

    Cons

    All of the Los Angeles traffic


  6. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good benefits

    Cons

    Low salary, bad supervisors, bad treatment of staff, no system to evaluate supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Managers and supervisors should be evaluated too like all staffs


  7. "Graduate Teaching Associate"

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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

    Wonderful educational institution and research environment

    Cons

    None, the campus is amazing and working there is amazing

    Advice to Management

    Wonderful management

  8. "A cool look into the operations of emergency personnel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    You get a better understanding of how Police, EMS, and Fire departments cooperate and their relation to the public sphere.

    Cons

    UCLA's extensive bureaucratic red tape often blocks upward momentum for everyone involved.

    Advice to Management

    sometimes it is better to ask for forgiveness than permission


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    1. Flexible working style
    2. Creative co-workers

    Cons

    1. Pressures when project due
    2. Long working time


  10. "PhD student"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of talented people, very knowledgeable faculty and strict academic requirement

    Cons

    Insecurity of funding, student-professor relationship can be hard to manage


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