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University of Southern California CEO Wanda M. Austin
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32 Ratings
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  • "No cons to mention at this time(in 45 reviews)

  • "You also have to pay for parking which is a decent chunk taken out of a paycheck that isn't the highest(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Students are really interested in learning.

    Cons

    The Blackboard platform is annoying.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent fellowship salary"

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

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are very good. Community and connections are good.

    Cons

    Cannot negotiate salary and payments can sometimes get messed up

  3. "Great college job"

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    Current Employee - Cohort Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid-back and friendly supervisor. Beneficial and you can learn from what you teach

    Cons

    Longer hours than expected. Weekly meetings

  4. "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I worked with great colleagues and enjoyed working with prospective and current students. Amazing medical benefits.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, significantly underpaid.

  5. "It has a great environment for conducting multidisciplinary research"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Research opportunities Benefits for Postdoctoral Researchers

    Cons

    The neighborhood around the campus is not very safe.

  6. "job environment"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate 

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The weather is very good, not cold

    Cons

    the campus has a lot of traffic roads

  7. "Interesting job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good chance to earn extra money

    Cons

    Everything is good so far.

  8. "USC Online Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Pay was ok. Benefits ok for part-time.

    Cons

    Inconsistent responsiveness and commitment to part-time faculty. But, expectations that part-time faculty with one class commit by not teaching other places. Puts part-time faculty in a bind. Not really rewarded with promotion based on qualifications and merit but politics at play. Lack of organization and transparency. Give fewer or no class without much notice-income drop unexpected.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all faculty. Promote based on merit, level of education and performance, not politics. Why are less qualified faculty in charge of more qualified faculty?

  9. "it's flexible"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at University of Southern California full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      flexible work time, co-authored with professors

      Cons

      no office provided, need to work remotely

    • "Alright"

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        Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

        I have been working at University of Southern California full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Overall decent resources for students

        Cons

        No dependent health insurance is annoying when you're a doctoral research assistant with limited salary.

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