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Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Graduate students are overworked as TAs, have minimal parental leave (in 32 reviews)

  • Part time schedule was sporadic (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Programmer / Analyst III"

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Graphic Artist in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Graphic Artist in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very comfortable environment. No surprise of significance on education, which I enjoyed.

    Cons

    Traffic has been increasing over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Offer satellite offices for employees in popular areas like the South Bay.


  2. "Best campus job ever"

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    Current Employee - Front Office Assistant in UCLA, CA
    Current Employee - Front Office Assistant in UCLA, CA

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

    Pros

    Great staff and excellent recommendations

    Cons

    Office can get very busy at the start of the year


  3. "SRA"

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    Current Employee - SRA in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - SRA in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This place offers Stable job, good for family setting, flexible schedule sometimes

    Cons

    No big salary raise, they offer more money to faculty members, pays no attention to staff

    Advice to Management

    Management should give more care to staff members


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  5. "OK place to be a graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good academic reputation for the institution.

    Cons

    Heavy course teaching load for teaching assistants and faculty do not prioritize undergraduate or graduate teaching


  6. "nice place to live"

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

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

    Pros

    nice place to study and nice weather

    Cons

    high living costs and expensive parking


  7. "Graduate Student R.A. (CMRS)"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student R A in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student R A in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    steady work pace through the quarter, can be done remotely for the most part

    Cons

    half time only means low salary but that's on par for the course for grad students


  8. "Not the most exciting work, but generally rewarding and peaceful"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Excellent benefits. Access to UCLA perks, such as campus events and libraries and UCLA discounts. Lots of autonomy if you are in the right role. It's rewarding to contribute to the university. Work deadlines and goals are much less stressful than the private sector.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic! Depending on your department or manager, there's not a lot of ability to make change, or use the best and newest technology. You have to fight to put modern tools and systems in place. Pay is typically below market.


  9. "Great university, fun research!"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time, great access to resources.

    Cons

    Work all the time. Relatively poor compensation.


  10. "Review from a student researcher's persepctive"

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

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

    Pros

    Great location. You can go surfing and skiing at the same season of the year.

    Cons

    Always spring, the weather never changes.


  11. "TA review"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UCLA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good, low workload, students are very nice

    Cons

    no cons at all. good opportunity


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