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Updated June 25, 2017
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  • Graduate students are overworked as TAs, have minimal parental leave (in 32 reviews)

  • half time only means low salary but that's on par for the course for grad students (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Programmer/Analyst III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Westwood, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Westwood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job. Okay pay.

    Cons

    Management does not promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Consistently hiring outside people to work over those who have proven themselves will perpetuate the need to hiring more outside people.


  2. "Good for student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good for administrative experience. The staff and faculty are friendly and give great advice. It might help open doors for graduate opportunities .

    Cons

    The hours might be limited depending on department.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritize students.

  3. "Stressful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good medical and dental benefits, many opportunities.

    Cons

    unhelpful colleagues, low salary, and bad administration

    Advice to Management

    less bureaucracy and more efficiency


  4. "Easy Job, Weird management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in UCLA, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in UCLA, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Easy job, not so physically taxing, easy to pick up shifts, and good student supervisors making sure your needs are listened to.

    The management is also very good about handling disabilities or special circumstances, including making sure one student had enough time/little 5 minutes breaks to administer medicine, and making sure people who are going/coming back from medical leave are accommodated.

    Cons

    The management is problematic. There is infighting and a lack of cohesion in the management's instruction to the staff, and sometimes the student supervisors will appoint you to a station and general management will pull you off of it immediately.

    Advice to Management

    Have a "clear the air" and actually try to develop some relationships with your staff so you actually know the names of the student workers, and try training them in different places.


  5. "Best campus job ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "SRA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "OK place to be a graduate student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

  8. "Very good business at a profitable margin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible. Very good pay.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, but happened very rarely.


  9. "nice place to live"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Learn a lot of things"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - UCLA Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - UCLA Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Study and new challenges. Meet smart college

    Cons

    work hard. study every day. fast face projects

    Advice to Management

    struggle to live to there


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