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Updated January 23, 2019
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  • "There are no cons I could think of" (in 44 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. "School of Cinematic Arts"

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    Former Employee - Instructor/Assistant Professor
    Former Employee - Instructor/Assistant Professor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Great people in the post-production labs
    +Positive environment

    Cons

    Nothing really, though the school's location isn't the great.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at,very supportive peers always ready to help.

    Cons

    none i can think of right now

  3. "MS EE"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very helpful professors who understnad the situation of students and help us in every way possible.

    Cons

    took time to adjust to the curriculum


  4. "research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good location, lots of attentions from south Cal and north Cal companies.

    Cons

    The area is getting better, but it used to be close to not-the-best neighborhood


  5. "good support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time

    Pros

    scholarship and project-based financial support cover most phd students in EE.

    Cons

    some classes are not open frequent enough to meet student's needs.


  6. "A LOT GOING ON"

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

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

    Pros

    the great organization
    headed in the right direction

    Cons

    There is too much bureaucracy that can hinder employees/professors in doing what is best for their students.


  7. "Multimedia Journalist"

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Journalist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Multimedia Journalist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I got good practice covering news in teams. Editors and technicians are helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes we are overloaded with multimedia elements.

  8. "Good Place to work at"

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

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time

    Pros

    Insurance, friendly environment, connections and network.

    Cons

    Pay not as high as you wish.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. "USC may have its faults but this program worked for me."

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

    I worked at University of Southern California (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The department is fairly laid back and has lower hour expectations in most labs compared to other chemistry PhD programs.

    Cons

    The pay was about $32,000/year and due to the lowered expectations of students AND professors - it doesn't have the best reputation (for chemistry at least) and therefore not the most ideal choice for a future career path.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage chemistry students and professors to spend more time on professional development.


  10. "how to apply"

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    Current Employee - Student Grader
    Current Employee - Student Grader
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    can review your knowledge, make some pocket money, know how others explain the problems

    Cons

    take up your time when you need to find an intern