Pros: job security, benefits, autonomy
Cons: lack of ambition amongst staff
Working for UCSD was a great experience. The job security and benefits were amazing, and I had a great mentor (the Director of Continuing Music Education). She gave me great autonomy and encouraged me to act on my ambitions and ideas.
I loved the people, balance of work and life, job security and possibility for advancement, management, and the compensation and benefits were decent. The culture, however, did not seem to be the right fit. I got the sense that there was an indifference amongst staff workers. I wanted to see more ambition for improvement, and although I had a few I could turn to for motivation and inspiration, it seemed too few and far between.