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Understaffed
Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 23, 2017
Understaffed, disorganized, and extremely negative climate culture.
Reactionary environment to fixing problems.
Role definition of all staff members is incredibly vague.
Pros
Financial compensation
Cons
No lunch breaks, excessive hours
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OCAA Department UCSD Health Sciences
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Health SciencesJuly 23, 2017
Poor management skills and employees are treated horribly. Chronically understaffed. Work environment creates inability to retain staff for any significant length of time. Unreasonable workload expectations. Favoritism amongst staff and management regardless of work performance. No HR support.
Employees are charged $86 a month for parking but no parking is generally available.
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Compensation and benefits
Cons
Management and work environment
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Brilliant work place
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 18, 2017
Probably the best place one can imagine working at. Honestly, for a graduate student the compensation is way more than any other university. The admin staff is very helpful and responsive.
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An Off-Site UCSD employee
Assistant Director (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 14, 2017
I work for an outreach program located off-site from the campus. Working for UCSD has been a great experience. The organization's benefits and pay is generous and steady increasing.
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Great work environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 8, 2017
Comparable wages to area. Large company with a lot of advancement. Dealing with physicians can be difficult at times but most of them are nice. Management extremely knowledgable
Pros
educational every day
Cons
workloads high
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My Best Job working in San Diego (so far)
Administrative Assistant III (Former Employee) –  La Jolla, CAJuly 8, 2017
UCSD has it's own Temporary Services Division on campus.
Once you are processed through all the background paperwork and fingerprinted (which can take a couple of weeks), you are matched with positions that match your skill set.

I worked at this University for 3 years in 3 different departments and all three of them were successful. The research that takes place there is such a great culture. The Research Doctors themselves are dedicated to disease research.

The most enjoyable part of work was being a part of future disease research which may possibly find a cure for Cancer and Alzheimers and many more diseases.

The hardest part of this job was old technology and processes...it gets the job done but takes longer.
Pros
Many great student events
Cons
Having to pay 80/mo for parking on campus!
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Flexible schedule but hard to advance
Analyst (Current Employee) –  La Jolla, CAJune 28, 2017
Work life balance is good but management is a good old boys club and limited opportunity for women and people of color to advance. Pay is below market and benefits are not as robust as they once were. Outside experience is valued over loyalty of employee and years of service. So negotiate salary when you first come in because after you are in there is little upward movement of salary.

The people are friendly and there are a lot of staff events to get involved in. Easy to take vacation and sick leave and pace of work is manageable.
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Good place to work
Custodian/Janitorial Services (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 23, 2017
It was a consistent job. I'm not sure what else you want me to say. I liked the people and they liked me. The commute was just too long for me to maintain the schedule.
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Does not apply to the whole UCSD system
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 22, 2017
Manager is not great at managing. Unable to balance work and personal life. Time-off not guaranteed even if you request it a month in advance. Short-staffed constantly. Inadequate float team to provide coverage. No appreciation from the providers you work with.
Pros
Great location sand tons of places to eat at.
Cons
No appreciation, poor management, and poor staffing.
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Okay
Temporary Medical Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 22, 2017
Friendly work environment. If you work for one of the big hospitals you have to pay for parking which can get very expensive. Overall it's an okay place to work.
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very competitive place to work
RESEARCH INTERN (Former Employee) –  La Jolla, CAJune 21, 2017
Overall, the work environment is nice. People are friendly to work with. But, you need to be productive at all times. Employees generally learn new things a lot.
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Teaching and performing Research
Assistant Project Scientist (Current Employee) –  San DiegoJune 20, 2017
Teach undergraduates and do experiments in the lab and manage other researchers. Working on cell biology of human lysosomal storage diseases using proteomics and molecular biology.
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Gladly volunteered and joined supportive social atmosphere
Darkstar Officer and Librarian (Current Employee) –  UCSD campusJune 20, 2017
Working at the student-run science fiction and fantasy library, I volunteered to do all the work because I enjoyed the people I worked with. There was a backlog of work, but there was enough motivated people to pass the time, and I was comfortable taking on more and more tasks to keep the place running smoothly.
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Not sure why I'm being asked about my college employment.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 19, 2017
UCSD is a great school and I highly recommend it for anyone that is fortunate enough to have the ability to go there. Many smart and engaging professors work in the physics department.
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Excellent place for work
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 19, 2017
The collaborative environment here is excellent for scientific research. The core facility has strong technique platform. The weather here is great and workplace culture is friendly.
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Job security guaranteed
Research Coordinator (Former Employee) –  La Jolla, CAJune 13, 2017
If you're looking for a job where you're able to keep for life, then UCSD offers this along with good benefits. However, the trade off involves working with unqualified, uncaring, and often times difficult management. There also seems to be alot of turn around and no guidance or help or processes provided for anything.
Pros
Job security, good work/life balance, flexible working hours (mostly)
Cons
Limited growth, stunted compensation, difficult/absentee/uncaring management, complex bureaucracy, no accountability
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Good environment
Internship Student (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 12, 2017
The people who work here are very professional and they love what they do. They are the tops in their research, so it was a really opportunity to learn and growth.
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good experience
Chinese Instructor (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 12, 2017
I like to teach here, it is a very good experience for me to teach here . I like the freedom to organize my teaching and the opportunity to try my best to help students learn as much as possible.
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Friendly Work Environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  La Jolla, CAJune 7, 2017
A typical day at work would begin with clocking in and finding out where you would work that day. There were many different jobs including, but not limited, to Cashiering, Order Fulfillment, Shipment and Receiving, GM (supplies and working floor), and Customer Service. This wide areas of work provides workers good experience in all aspects of a retail job.

Management was very understanding and flexible with school schedule.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
At times can be slow
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Moxie Center was amazing!
Student Assistant to the Entrepreneurial Incubator (Former Employee) –  La Jolla, CAJune 3, 2017
Great program, no longer at UCSD.
Competitive to get into UCSD but worth it.
The pay is fair, lots of intelligent people and in a great location... just north of SD.
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