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Updated December 9, 2017
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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. "FPGA Engineer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - FPGA Engineer Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - FPGA Engineer Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UCLA as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    +Challenging tasks and I was making great contribution to the team
    +Awesome manager and colleagues who are really encouraging
    +Flexible Hours

    Cons

    -Unpaid internship
    -Lack of funding and resources

    Advice to Management

    Manager is doing so well. We worked closely and had a lot of discussion in depth about our project. He is really encouraging.


  2. "Supervisor"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are worth it

    Cons

    The salary is not worth it

  3. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, good atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Working shifts include Saturday and Sunday, and then you are back working on Monday, which can be really exhausting

    Advice to Management

    Managers good be more considerate of staff. Managers good do a better job of treating everyone equally


  4. "Teaching Assistant"

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

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Interact with others, Leading classes and discussing things with fellow students learning the material will boost up your leadership

    Cons

    Grading many things; grading tends to be delegated to student assistants for a reason. Especially for those big classes.


  5. "Graduate Student in Biological Science"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No tuition is always a plus

    Cons

    Expensive area to live in


  6. "Valet Attendent"

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    Current Employee - Valet Attendant in UCLA, CA
    Current Employee - Valet Attendant in UCLA, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly environment, accommodating to students

    Cons

    Boring, can be overstaffed so lots of standing around

    Advice to Management

    More information about job before starting


  7. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Top research institution, good location

    Cons

    Low salary, no long-term job security

  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Training for teaching is good and supportive.

    Cons

    The job intensity is overloaded, which takes more than 50% time.


  9. "GSR"

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    Former Employee - GSR in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - GSR in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many projects were quite interesting; paid my tuition

    Cons

    Tough to work in cubicles


  10. "Great!"

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

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Solid pay, good outlook on future

    Cons

    Pay is not as competitive as before


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