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

  • Weird payroll system means you can't have two part-time jobs that are paid in different times of the month (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Good Time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    It was great working as an undergrad at UCLA. As a work study student I was able to have a balanced schedule and had the opportunity to change my hours if I had midterms/finals. My boss and the employees I worked with were wonderful.

    Cons

    Sometimes unclear directions and last minute schedule changes.


  2. "peer counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun, engaging, great experience for student

    Cons

    low hours for amount of work done


  3. "Medical assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and top pay best company for employment

    Cons

    Long commutes high cost of living

    Advice to Management

    Employee appreciation


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  5. "Working at UCLA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great being on the UCLA campus. Lots of energy, lots of job opportunities throughout the campus, good support on professional development.

    Cons

    Big bureaucracy. Due to ongoing budget constraintsau, don't expect much in the way of annual increases.


  6. "Teching Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Great academic resources. Interesting, motivated, and smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not great.


  7. "Great career opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Physician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits package
    Collegial environment

    Cons

    Too many responsibilities at once


  8. "Payroll Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Payroll Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good and smart employees. Teamwork and culture is present. Good Environment to be in. young and vibrant.

    Cons

    Its in Los Angeles where commute is hard because of traffic.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and see them through by giving them the support they need to grow in their Career within UCLA.


  9. "nurse"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good ppl that takes care of u

    Cons

    nothing is bad about ucla


  10. "Nice place to work at with high job security"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High job security, and plenty opportunities for internal job changes or promotions. You get to work with lots of very talented people.

    Cons

    The overall administrative infrastructure is not very efficient, so new hires need to learn how to work the system

    Advice to Management

    Need a little more flexibility, and more efficient admin infrastructure.


  11. "Anesthesiology Resident"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at UCLA full-time

    Pros

    Great training
    High quality colleagues
    Complex case load

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Highly cost of living



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