Radiology (Current Employee) – UCSF – September 11, 2013
Stay away from Radiology. It's a great place to learn the latest but there are way too many "chiefs" who have no business managing people. There may be a few people happy in the overall department but most are not and the number 1 issue you'll hear is how bad the management is. Good luck!
I agree. I've been in the radiology department over 7 years and it is the worst managed place I have ever worker. Management is incompetent and due to poor surveys by employees, they have all been going through training to learn to be better. The problem is the breed that works at UCSF isn't capable of changing so we are still stuck with their poor ability to manage people and resources. The "Peter Principle" is alive and well here. Also, when you have so many managers per subordinates, you wonder what the need is and can the money spent on their positions be better used elsewhere to make it a better place to work.
Job Work/Life Balance
Leadership experience is limited to UCSF
Principal Analyst (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 24, 2016
Research Administration leadership in the School of Medicine is constrained by lack of experience in any organization other than UCSF. Leadership does not work collaboratively with Contracts and Grants administration. Systems are inadequate for the fiscal management of clinical trials and this Division relies heavily on shadow systems to track critical information. Workload is overwhelming and investment in additional, skilled manpower is non-existent in this Division.
UC Benefits are strong.
Less than professional, myopic administrative leadership
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 24, 2016
Answer phones and operate a switchboard. Route calls to specific people. Answer inquiries about company. Greet visitors warmly and make sure they are comfortable. Call persons waiting for visitor and book them a room to meet in. Make coffee and set out food. Ensure reception area is tidy.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 2, 2015
I had a great time working at the David Copenhagen lab. I worked on the area of basic neuroscience with the specific focus on synaptic pathways in the retina. I would strongly recommend working for UCSF. It's a great school. I enjoyed my time there
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 26, 2015
I am lucky enough to have a supervisor that strongly promotes work/life balance and allows for creativity and for me to present new ideas. She does not micro manage but instead allows me to pave my own path and seek advice and assistance when required. I complete my work by the deadline and am trusted with confidential and high level projects. It is a supportive and friendly environment to work in.
Documentation Specialist/Technical Writer (Current Employee) – The Mission, San Francisco – May 14, 2015
UCSF succeeds at establishing innovative solutions in the provenance of health care. It devises means and methods to improve the quality of life overall, and I was elated to be a cell in the very tissue of this constantly evolving creature.
I worked in IT as a documentation/technical writer. Great pay! Great people, amazing health benefits, retirement and working in the City (the Mission) is, despite the fact that the Mission has become rather sterile due to all the techies that have moved here, a wonder.
Great Pay, Great Benefits, Job Security, Work/Life Balance
The Mission sucks, too many techies ruining it, Can't wait for the bubble to burst and send, all these techies back, to their parents' garages in wisconsin
Disability Management Associate III (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 8, 2015
While at UCSF, the experience thus far has been great where innovation and development in health care brought me to utilize my skills and pursue higher education; to become a part of this great institution that not only cares about its employees, yet also about humanity.
Research Technician (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 20, 2015
I have worked at several leading research hospitals as a neuroscientist. Compared to the competitors (e.g., Ivy League East Coast hospitals and the leading Midwest universities), I am certain that UCSF provides the best work environment of all, with modern facilities, renowned Nobel Prize winners, and efficient administrative support staff. I felt my colleagues were brilliant scientists with less ego and attitude than the East Coast professors. The seminars were top-notch and the work-life balance (e.g. benefits, gym facilities) for employees makes everyone happy to come to work. Teamwork and mentorship were valued and encouraged.
research quality, clinical expertise, facilities, support staff, benefits, location
Clinical Research Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – December 19, 2014
-a typical day includes recruiting, screening, and running subjects followed by data entry, QA/QC, biosample processing -less frequent activities include IRB and CTSI submission, study set up and initiation, report writing -management is vital, and requires special attention -positive interaction with coworkers -hardest part are deadlines -most enjoyable part is submitting the Final Report
RN Staff Nurse II (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 5, 2014
Assessing the patient and attaining the patient's vital signs. Putting the information into the electric medical record. As the patient's arrive for their appointments the same is completed. Between scheduled patients, as a RN patients can be called, teaching material can be developed, review of abnormal test can be reviewed and ect. Working with my co-workers varied due to we were in a small area and people's moods varied. The most enjoyable part of my job was taking care of sick patient's that were placed in the sick room for longer stays.
the rn position in a clinic seemed very easy.
working in a small area with so many different personalities and moods was difficult.