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Updated November 15, 2018
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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 95 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. "Research scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, regular merit based pay increases

    Cons

    Cost of living is high


  2. "Student"

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

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Great reputation; massive opportunities and resources

    Cons

    Highly competitive; the teaching side is weak

  3. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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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

    good advisory, learn new things, work with nice people

    Cons

    work life balance is not good, too busy


  4. "lab assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    dynamic and professional environment. They will teach you a lot.

    Cons

    sometimes you will feel overwhelmed.


  5. "UCLA AVS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly, understanding management. Well organized, fun office environment. Very flexible and accommodating hours. Good pay.

    Cons

    None to think of. As with any client service role, the clients can be a handful sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Good place to start"

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

    Pros

    I worked as a Research Assistant as I was enrolled in PhD program here. Good health insurance. Depending on your advisor, work environment can be good.

    Cons

    Salary is low especially on the westside of LA.


  7. "Health Educator"

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

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

    Pros

    friendly environment with brilliant minds all interested in the greater benefit

    Cons

    parking is really expensive and not included

  8. "Cool!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, flexible schedule, good pay

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  9. "Great Exposure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Great people, location, and benefits.

    Cons

    Salary was on the low end for comparable positions.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, friendly, low risk, good

    Cons

    Low pay no one cares


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