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University of Southern California Employee Reviews about "downtown"

Updated Dec 15, 2020

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University of Southern California President Carol L. Folt
Carol L. Folt
291 Ratings
Pros
  • "good staff policy, transparent work environment(in 164 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and culture for employees(in 127 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Bad neighborhood especially near the Colliseum(in 72 reviews)

  • "Pay is not enough to live in downtown LA year round(in 32 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great University in a great town

      Oct 29, 2020 - PhD Student in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Lots of resources lots of research center well-known professors

      Cons

      Small campus it placed near downtown

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good starting job

      Dec 15, 2020 - Student Worker in East Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Have work study to help low income students

      Cons

      Pay is not enough to live in downtown LA year round

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work environment!

      Feb 6, 2019 - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Great people to work with and good location

      Cons

      Located near downtown so a bit unsafe

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      good

      May 26, 2018 -  
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      Pros

      good salary and friendly people

      Cons

      traffic is so bad at downtown

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Post Doc

      Mar 14, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great department easy to access collaboration

      Cons

      LA downtown high coasting safety

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Postdoctoral Scholar in USC

      Sep 19, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      student at USC

      Apr 13, 2017 - Student 
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      Pros

      USC is great university! Overall, I have taken interesting classes and have had very passionate professors. Despite being a large university, the majority of my classes have been relatively small and all my teachers know me on a first-name basis.

      Cons

      One of the biggest drawbacks to USC is the continually increasing tuition. Aside from the cost of going to USC, another drawback is the surrounding community. While the University does provide plenty of security, downtown LA is still not the safest neighborhood.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best Employer Ever

      Mar 14, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      USC has excellent benefits, good pay and a great atmosphere. I love working here!

      Cons

      The traffic getting here is terrible since it is located in downtown Los Angeles.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Research Assistant

      Jul 29, 2016 -  in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Excellent research culture. Top researchers around. Enough budget.

      Cons

      People usually don't stay up late because of the safety issue in downtown.

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Environment

      Apr 22, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      good resources, great staff, faculty, and this university is dedicated to excellence.

      Cons

      the public safety might be a concern. It's located in the downtown Los Angeles, where the security is notorious.

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