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Updated December 8, 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. "Great way to develop professionally"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Professional development
    - Great coworkers and team bonding
    - Feels like you're doing substantial, helpful work for a student-position

    Cons

    - Some drama and high school pettiness
    - Long hours during summer

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your employees are telling you


  2. "UCLA Is a Pretty Good Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    flexible scheduling, understanding, reasonable hours,

    Cons

    mundane, have to work holidays,

  3. "Student library assistant experience"

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    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UCLA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, support from colleagues and directors

    Cons

    Not much growth for students' personally


  4. "Very good graduate program for international students"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to talk and meet with excellent professors and researchers.

    Cons

    Teaching workload can be heavy


  5. "reader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    a course related part time job

    Cons

    a little bit time consuming


  6. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of energy, Professor at cutting edge of research

    Cons

    Too crowded, teaching may take a backseat in the list of priorities of professors


  7. "Student Assistant"

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

    I worked at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    Easy to commute, good benefit package

    Cons

    Hard to have future development

  8. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA part-time

    Pros

    It is a position for F1 VISA holders and it comes with the fee remission.

    Cons

    Salary is not sufficient, considering the fact that the rent price is ridiculously high in Westwood area.


  9. "TAing at UCLA"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in UCLA, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in UCLA, CA

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

    Pros

    Good experience. Decent pay. Small time commitment.

    Cons

    No room for negotiating a raise


  10. "Great students, reasonable pay, great experience"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing students. A lot of freedom in designing a curriculum. Reasonable pay.

    Cons

    Adjunct professing, in general, is hard. All universities should devote more resources to hiring more tenure track professors.


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