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University of Southern California Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "Student athlete"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Athlete in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Athlete in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great resources and an even better degree

    Cons

    The cost of attendance is very high

    Advice to Management

    Lower the cost of attendance


  2. "Chemical Engineering and Material Science Laboratory"

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly people. Feels at home.

    Cons

    No increments of salary. No much room for development.


  3. "Full time phd student"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Have very good connection with industry.

    Cons

    The neighborhood is not very good and the management efficiency is low.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage collaboration between different departments


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  5. "USC is a great employer!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, benefits, compensation, flexibility

    Cons

    Some of the longer term employees aren't innovative, stuck in the "USC way"


  6. "Student Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and friendly co-workers, with freedom in the workplace make working at the University of Southern California a great experience, even though it is for a part - time position..

    Cons

    We need more food in the pantries.


  7. "Research assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The school has a very Good alumni platform, and people are friendly and helpful. I learned a lot

    Cons

    The school is not very academically competitive compared to other good universities


  8. "Great experience as a graduate researcher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    USC has very advanced campus facility and lab instruments.

    Cons

    The lab spaces are a little small, especially office spaces for students and postdocs.


  9. "IT Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, the people are friendly, I can do schoolwork when I'm not working.

    Cons

    Working on the Grand St. office is a little inconvenient to get to, but there's a shuttle you can take.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "USC Administrative Sssistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, teamwork, pay, tuition remission

    Cons

    Too many managers not enough employees

    Advice to Management

    Tell your employees when they do a good job. A pat on the back will do wonders.


  11. "Lab work under electrical engineering department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Interesting and learn more experience by working in clean room.

    Cons

    Sometime clean room will full of people so it will take longer to do the experiment.


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