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University of Southern California Reviews

Updated August 19, 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. "DEN Camera Operator"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Plenty of Hours, Plenty of Coverage

    Cons

    Limited Employee Interaction, Varying protocol depending on Professor


  2. "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

  3. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional work environment
    Generally nice people
    Respectful students.

    Cons

    None to speak of. I had a pretty good experience.


  4. "Graduate student review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Grad students get the minimum pay required by NIH

    Cons

    Less support for students when needed


  5. "(Law G&IP Assistant) - Nice Way to get Extra Money"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Supervisors are very nice
    - Projects are fairly straightforward
    - Get to learn more about other law schools
    - Contribute to program development

    Cons

    - Not much guidance on work products
    - Disorganized structure
    - Low pay, only ~10-20 hours a week


  6. "Graduate Research assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    very flexible working environment and very supportive and intellectual challenge

    Cons

    security is always the big issue and not so commute friendly and parking is expensive


  7. "Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible and open working environment.

    Cons

    My institute is run with soft money.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    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


  9. "Campus Cruiser Driver"

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

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time

    Pros

    Fun, Friendly Atmosphere, A lot of trust given to student workers, Easy, Flexible with my Schedule

    Cons

    Management was kind of super lazy which allowed for more autonomy but drove down morale of the office

    Advice to Management

    Your staff follows your lead


  10. "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.


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