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University of Southern California Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Wonderful place to work that offers a good fit for varying levels of employees, which contributes to a uniquely well-blended work environment (in 90 reviews)

  • Strong focus on work life balance (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • no cons for this particular job (in 26 reviews)

  • low salary for the first semester (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "I had a great study/research/teaching experience in USC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to follow your passion and study in the field in which you want to grow and at the same time work as a graduate (Ph.D.) research/teaching assistant that not only covers your tuition but also covers your student life expenses.

    Cons

    For Ph.D. students, the salary (compared to other industrial opportunities they all have) is too low!


  2. "Great place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good support from supervisors, Good pay, Good exposure, Challenging job

    Cons

    Haven't noticed any so far.


  3. "Library jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, easy work, great for students

    Cons

    management inefficiency. Manager didn't get to know employees. Lack of staff appreciation.


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  5. "Research Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Southern California full-time

    Pros

    Good benifit package; Nice working conditions; Nice people in the lab

    Cons

    expensive monthly parking cost


  6. "Teaching Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time

    Pros

    Good growing and learning experience

    Cons

    Have to maintain effective communication with the professor very proactively, sometimes they might forget about something.


  7. "Business Undergrad Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good connections, good job opportunities, hedge fund class good

    Cons

    Not great professors, forced to take some business classes which aren't very helpful


  8. "Great Benefits at Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at USC are definitely a great part of the working environment - additionally it is nice to be part of an active community of people looking to bring positive change.

    Cons

    Parking is definitely an issue, they charge employees approx $1300 a year to park and then you are also subject to expensive citations if you forget your permit. Also, it is not safe to park your vehicle off campus so you are essentially forced to pay for the expensive parking.


  9. "Career Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organization; smart and hard working students who appreciate coaching and don't act entitled. Excellent dean.

    Cons

    Parking costs $100 per month.


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented researchers in the field of computer science

    Cons

    Finding an affordable accommodation in the vicinity.


  11. "Annenberg Fellows have a decent grad school life here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, nice campus, good schools

    Cons

    Stipend has not been adjusted with inflation



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