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University of Southern California Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • No cons, student job that was not hard (in 29 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 12 reviews)

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  1. "LSOA Student Worker"

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    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

    Great supportive network of individuals who will go above and beyond to help you succeed.

    Cons

    A lot of down time so it's hard to learn on the job at times.


  2. "Graduate Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Quality Training Environment at Viterbi School of Engineering

    Cons

    Low Security out of the campus.

  3. "Fight On!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great education, great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Price is very very expensive ($52K tuition)


  4. "Program Assistant Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great coworkers, all working for an excellent cause

    Cons

    High demands placed on student workers


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Postdoctoral Scholar in USC"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice salary compared to public universities; Nice benefits, including medical insurance, family support, etc.

    Cons

    Not very safe on the campus close to downtown LA.


  6. "program specialist"

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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 working environment and culture

    Cons

    people are stable, working slow, not urgent


  7. "i'm your TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    you grade papers for undergrad microeconomics

    Cons

    TA work is boring. you dont get to teach

  8. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    USC provides graduate assistants very good stipends (for a lot of majors, higher than most other Universities) and other nice benefits such as health and dental insurance. A strong network of alumni would help a lot in career development.

    Cons

    Safety would be something of concern if you live around the campus and go home during the night. That being said, the safety condition has improved a lot in recent years.


  9. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good school with tons of opportunities

    Cons

    It is sometimes not very safe around campus. It is a big school so you have to find opportunities yourself.

    Advice to Management

    not much


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    decent pay, get to work closely with faculty

    Cons

    more work than the 10 hour maximum


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