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University of Southern California Los Angeles Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias
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  • No cons, student job that was not hard (in 27 reviews)

  • low salary for the first semester (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Positive environment, fun job, feels like you're making a difference at USC SAAS"

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    Current Employee - SAAS Tutor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - SAAS Tutor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time

    Pros

    The full time staff cares about their student workers who tutor the student-athletes.
    Rewarding job.

    Cons

    Sometimes the students are late/don't have the best communication with you as a tutor

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and use of printer perks

    Cons

    no benefits whatsoever and very little way to work more time

  3. "Technology Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great benefits, good people, great technology.

    Cons

    Change is slow, Moving up is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Begin to personalize educational experience for each learner; customized education. Keep focus on traditions, begin a Trojan, technology and experiential education.


  4. "Women's Health at the Engemann Student Health Center"

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    Former Employee - Women's Health Gynecologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Women's Health Gynecologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    --Point 'n Click EMR is wonderful for continuity of care in a student population
    --The edifice is a state-of-the-art facility that became operative Jan 2013
    --Adequate time per patient visit (need 30 minutes as USC women are inquisitive)
    --Full range of specialists available either in-house or at Keck
    --No in-house overnight call (after-hours calls handled by a nurse triage service that has access to an Engemann MD via beeper/telephone if necessary)
    --Superb benefits package

    Cons

    On-campus parking is rather expensive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Wonderful place to work. Great benefits. Friendly co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Adm Assist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Adm Assist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, friendly and helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    Salary is too low. Keeping a lot of people who are complacent in their careers. Only way to get a higher salary is to apply for other positions within the University.

    Advice to Management

    Not willing to act upon suggestions given. If you have a bad egg in your department, you should get rid of the bad egg. Not willing to act!


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great job for students to apply for while they are at USC. The people at enrollment services are really flexible, willing to teach you and provide recommendations, and easily fit their schedules together with yours.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be repetitive or tedious, but it is a great start to other jobs that may require previous administrative experience.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe raise the salary for students that have stayed with you throughout all four years of college.


  7. "Student"

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    Current Intern - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Southern California as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    EE power system master.

    Cons

    International student.

  8. "Some of these reviews might be fake"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was great under President Sample.

    Cons

    USC doesn't pay well for most positions classified as "staff" (e.g. non faculty).

    At least for its Financial and Business Services division, there seems to be pattern of a director/AVP level person that takes large chunks of time away from the office to pursue a doctorate degree, one with questionable value to the job.

    It's procurement department has a reputation as a "free for all" with little clarity in acquisition policies and little to no enforcement. Once again, this is something that someone at the AVP level should clamp down on but how can you if you're busy away from the office working on your dissertation?

    Advice to Management

    Do we really need so many doctorates in education administration? also, if those leaders are always away from the office to pursue their educations, who is doing the managing?

    oh, and fire Nikias.


  9. "International Academy..."

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great resume booster, great benefits, and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Not much room for growth professionally. The workload can become overwhelming if you do not manage your time.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Assistant at USC"

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

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am a student worker and my boss is very understanding if I have to take a day off here or there to study for midterms or for an interview. The work is easy as long as you are on time, organized, and submit projects in a timely manner.

    Cons

    Minimum wage and not that much room for advancement, but that's to be expected as a student worker.

    Advice to Management

    Fight on!


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