Front Desk Coordinator / Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – La Jolla, CA – December 9, 2016
I worked in one UCSD clinic for over four years. At first, it was great, but as our patient numbers increased, our ability to keep up with demand decreased. Before I left (to relocate for family; I didn't quit), every day was stressful, and my coworkers and I were over worked and over stressed.
Excellent health benefits for full time; competitive pay
Understaffing; employees often have to pay for parking
Hospital Laboratory Technician III (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 11, 2016
Work culture needs improvement. Do not feel solid connection or understanding with management. Pretty good job security but little possibility for advancement. Compensation and benefits are pretty good for previous union contract.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 11, 2015
Your experience with this company will most definately differ depending on the department you work in. Unfortunately for me, my particular department has a well earned and well known reputation as a difficult department. I would say that the cause of this bad reputation is due to the department being severly understaffed and overworked. Managements insistance in paying well below average salaries coupled with non-replacement of individuals who have left the department has resulted in most employees in the department feeling stressed out and under appreciated. On a positive note, UCSD does have some good benefits including health benefits, and a Christmas breakfast/lunch.
be prepared to pay a monthly parking fee (currently $81.00) if you plan on working at either the La Jolla or Hillcrest locations.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Hillcrest – February 12, 2015
Horrible place to work! The manager when I worked there was so nice but the supervisor as he called himself who was from somewhere in Africa was such an ace, his little dishwashers were so lazy! I told the manager I was sorry to quit.
Workers were giving food to Nurses so they could bring in the hugh push carts and collect the trays from the patients. When I worked there I was told that the work was easy, not so, I did not give food to these nurses.
The Union stepped in to help the African guy get the manager fired, so wrong. I saw the African guy a couple years ago on the bus and he told me he was the Supervisor who got the manager fired, not right at all. That's why people continue to quit there jobs in the kitchen.
They need to do a through investigation on who does what there.
A great Company but under a crooked supervisor, there needs to be changes there.
Union Benefits, medical, dental, retirement benefits
The Supervisor needs to get fired, troublemaker I suppose.
Job Work/Life Balance
Job is great… if you have the right manager, otherwise it can be a headache
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – La Jolla, CA – February 3, 2015
Advancement can be competitive, most depts favor spanish speaking individuals, most administrative positions require you to speak Spanish. Here you are (highly qualified, educated with many years of experience) and they will choose the person that speaks Spanish with no education, very little experience, rude and unreliable.
Management can have a high level of backstabbing and dishonesty, won't hesitate to throw you under the bus just to save their own career.
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) – East Campus Office Building – October 8, 2014
My former boss is on her 8th admin in 2 years. Coworkers were great but management was poor.
Have to pay $80/month to park, campus is very spread out, they have shuttles but shuttles will add an hour to your meeting time, Van pool was already full and not likely to get an opening or another one
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 27, 2014
Working with Lifesharing was an incredible experience due to the people who were on staff. Their mission is unique being only one of 48 Organ Procurement Organizations in the U.S. Their mission, like all OPOs is admirable and made my time there worthwhile. Overall, working at UCSD was a very rewarding experience.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 2, 2013
A typical day is calendar scheduling, prepapring for upcoming meeting. The management is good and fair and my co-workers are really cool. We are like family. The hardest part of my job is not being sucessful or reaching my daily goals. Sometimes things come up when you work in a Medical facility. The part of my job that I enjoy the most is everyday i learn somethig new.