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UCLA Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
583 Reviews
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583 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance was great -- rarely had to stay long hours (in 21 reviews)

  • Casual work environment with high expectations (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Income for graduate student can be unstable, depending on how well your PI manage to get funding (in 20 reviews)

  • Budget cuts and draconian restructuring methods on the horizon are only making these problems worse (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    UCLA Anderson was amazing!

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    Former Employee - SIEML Fellow in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - SIEML Fellow in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at UCLA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovation is rewarded! Love the west coast approach to B-School. Go to school on the east coast, you become a banker. Go to school on the west coast, you become an entrepreneur.

    Cons

    Diversity was a huge issue. However, faculty did a great job at fostering collaboration between different ethnic groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great environment to work in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Easy job that allows you to study while you work

    Current Employee - Front Desk Consultant in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Front Desk Consultant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good web development experience
    Easy work
    Decent pay
    Uses up my work study money
    Can listen to music at work
    Learn how to work printers and how to print quality art

    Cons

    Not very fulfilling, but it isn't supposed to be
    Not many hours if you want a lot.
    Involves dealing with people, which can be frustrating at times.

  3.  

    Nice place to study and work

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    it is great to do research at UCLA. Their amenities for student and staff is great. free gym passes, discounted tickets for entertainments etc. The campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    The salary is not decent comparing to housing cost around ucla. hard to save money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    job benefits

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    Current Employee - Ucla Fellow in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Ucla Fellow in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    none, great place great people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Institution, but it all depends on your boss

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    Current Employee - UCLA Admissions in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - UCLA Admissions in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours
    - Great compensation and work-life balance
    - Strong leadership and room for growth and promotion

    Cons

    - Your experience can depend on your boss

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    UCLA is a great employer.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UCLA

    Pros

    Great working environment. Smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Costs 70$/month to park. Lots of traffic in the area.

  8.  

    TA in CS department of UCLA

    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot from your colleges and students. The quarter is usually 10 weeks long. So the work load is not that heavy.

    Cons

    Except the CS35L.... This class is extremely time consuming for teaching. YOU ARE THE INSTRUCTOR!!!! Professor only meets with you regularly. You have to give lecture, grade homework, make the exams and grade them all by yourself!

  9.  

    Great experience with great benefits and atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in UCLA, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in UCLA, CA (US)

    I have been working at UCLA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for self development and growth if you take the initiative. Good benefits and many opportunities to participate in the extra activities at UCLA, whether it is volunteer, or the many academic, arts and sports events.

    Cons

    Pay will not be competitive with the outside market. Housing near the campus is expensive. Traffic in the area is also congested. However there are many transportation services available for getting to campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and grow staff talent who deliver results!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good campus to work on

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Teaching Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well-organized classes, experienced professors, motivated TAs

    Cons

    Large class number, work load can be due to grading

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great always things to do.

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    Current Employee - Development in Westwood, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Development in Westwood, CA (US)

    I have been working at UCLA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interactive, opportunity to meet important people.

    Cons

    Maintain high standard which isnt necessarily a con but it adds stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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