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Updated July 15, 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. "Writing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers who are fun and intellectual. The weather in Los Angeles is of course also perfect.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Sometimes there are students who want to try and get you to do the work for them, but that comes with this job regardless of where it is.


  2. "friendly working enviorment"

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    I worked at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    You have a lot of high functioning researchers and art-of-the-state facilities . The resources available for doing different kind of projects .

    Cons

    as a salary based researcher , u got paid fixed amount of money no matter how much more time u put on your research.

  3. "Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and work life balance. Working with competent, passionate colleagues who believe in the university.

    Cons

    Lower pay, but to be expected in higher education.


  4. "Tour Guide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    UCLA is the best higher education institution, in my opinion.

    Cons

    None, UCLA is a great place to work.


  5. "Teaching Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible, engaging, lots of freedom to design lesson plans

    Cons

    Not high paying and you don’t always get to choose the time of your sections


  6. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyable job, fun to do, support from teachers

    Cons

    Some students might lack motivation


  7. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Staff was extremely helpful in connecting my career goals to available projects via networking as well as university resources (libraries, colleagues, etc.)

    Cons

    The pay could have been a little better, but it was really the experiences and professional connections that I was looking for.

  8. "Loved the campus!"

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    I worked at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time on the campus.

    Cons

    My manager was terrible, a micromanager who intimidated his staff. No management or leadership skills at all.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse and start treating people with respect. Take a management course.


  9. "Data Analyst"

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

    Pros

    It was good working over there

    Cons

    No cons to mention really


  10. "Staff RN"

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

    Pros

    Good environment, many resources, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Lot of turnover, difficult scheduling

    Advice to Management

    More integration of new hires to unit


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