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Updated February 21, 2018
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University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias
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  • There are no cons I could think of (in 32 reviews)

  • It is very likely that you will have to pay for parking, but many places in Los Angeles do not provide parking for their employees (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "great boss and environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time

    Pros

    Great people, friendly people, stress-free environment, ability to balance work and studies

    Cons

    nothing to complain about it

    Advice to Management

    Offer better recognition depends on different people


  2. "Great overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, stimulating environment, top-level researchers in the field, awesome football team. Not really much more to ask for.

    Cons

    Tuition is crazy expensive if you don't have a scholarship, and the school is so large that one can feel lost in the crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for students to go off the beaten path! You recruit some of the top students in the nation/world, so let them have some freedom in regards to certain orders of classes.

  3. "Advisor Dependable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You have some freedom about what you want to work on, the time to start and finish your work

    Cons

    Deadlines are some times tedious


  4. "A good employer depending on what department/school you work in."

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, built around student schedules, built around the school calendar.

    Cons

    Low pay. Usually minimum wage.


  5. "Great place overall to work."

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Good benefits, lots of campus energy at UPC, many long time faculty and staff

    Cons

    Cost of parking, faculty/staff at other campuses (not at UPC) can feel isolated


  6. "Friendly Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment to employees from all over the world

    Cons

    A bit low wage for a student RA


  7. "Education Institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing campus and great professors.

    Cons

    There are no cons I could think of.

  8. "PhD Student at USC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The faculty are very helpful in your research. there are a diverse set of projects and classes to backup your learning.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons.


  9. "Family-oriented"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, tuition reimbursement for employees and families. Get to be part of the Trojan Family, and take advantage of benefits that go along with it.

    Cons

    Pay can be very low. Upper management gets many more perks than the rest of their team.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth. It is obvious upper management is paid very well, and continue to make more with "promotions" or adding higher levels to their title, and the lower positions are paid very little.


  10. "One of the best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great school, and great people

    Cons

    There is no street parking and it gets packed


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