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Fulfilling work but severely underpaid and overworked
Program Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 29, 2016
Staff is typically expected to accommodate a variety of different tasks. This can make the job challenging and fast-paced. However, this also means that there is a grey area as to what is your job and what is not. UCSF bureacracy often makes simple tasks such as reimbursements and ordering supplies difficult and time-consuming.

UCSF employees share a passion of conducting innovative and mission-driven research, which is perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of the job. Staff contributions are often overlooked since their work is often behind-the-scenes. Faculty are not well-trained in managing people so considerations for promotions and career advancement are often on the back-burner of priorities.
Pros
Mission-driven work, benefits
Cons
Underpaid, unrecognized
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Great people, room for growth.
Unified Communications Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 25, 2016
- Ticket queue, IDF Cabling, VOIP Support

- Great management

- Down to earth co-workers

- Environment can be pretty hostile. (Doctors, Surgeons, etc.)

- Not your typical IT environment, can be a gift and curse on either day. You would have to be there to see for yourself.
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Sr. Custodian (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 4, 2016
It's a very diverse group of people and very friendly... I love being a part of a place like this.. it's very easy to get along with Super intended ceo and others
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Fun workplace
Assistant Research Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 8, 2016
Performing wet lab experiments. Sometimes have to be at work on weekend due to the nature of the job. Very friendly environment. Coworkers are very helpful.
The hardest part is to be self motivated to keep project going.
Enjoyable part is to do cutting-edge research.
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Excellent hothouse of raw talent and ideas.
Assistant Professional Researcher (Former Employee) –  UCSFSeptember 13, 2016
Great institution built on the intellect of students and guidance of the faculty. I enjoyed working in this fast paced environmet with like-minded, driven individuals.
Pros
open communication between labs
Cons
the bay area is expensive
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Relaxed research environment with kind people but low pay
Junior Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 16, 2016
I worked in a research lab under an incredibly kind and caring PI (principal investigator). All of the members of the lab were helpful, kind, and experienced. I was able to gather a good deal of technical knowledge that could see application outside of biomedical imaging, as well as a good deal of knowledge which will probably not see use in any other field.

Work on a daily basis was on average relaxed with only a few tasks to be done (or more generally a single larger project with loose deadline to be worked on). There were maybe a handful of ongoing tasks that had to be done involving the collecting and processing of patient data. Hardest part of the job was learning to do things that I hadn't done before because they were usually technical and others didn't have a good idea of how to do them (hence asking me). But I kind of enjoyed self-teaching so it wasn't that bad.
Pros
Flexible hours, relaxed environment, limited responsibility, kind and experience coworkers, gathering technical experience
Cons
low pay, nowhere to advance, limited applicability of experience
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Nice location, good facilities
Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 6, 2016
Typical day at work depends from the lab you are in. Learned a lot of life experience, got clear with research in California in general. Management, again, depends from the lab. Hardest part of the job is to publish, again depends from your PI plans. Enjoyable part must be free scheduling of your day.
Pros
Health insurance, 401k
Cons
Low salary rate
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Collaborative, creative research environment
Volunteer Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 21, 2016
Collaborative, intense, and dynamic research institute. I enjoyed learning from the post-docs and the professors. I also enjoyed the campus a lot.
Pros
Learning experience
Cons
long commute
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room for improvement
EEG Technologist (Current Employee) –  SF, CAMay 27, 2016
good working spirit on employees.
management need to work more on it employers.
good team work.
hardest part of the job is lack of communication.
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Pros
Convenient, Great benefits, union, pension
Cons
expensive city.
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UCSF School of Medicine
Student Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 16, 2016
Great place to work if you are looking to gain some professional experience.

Management needs to improve considerably in the areas of communication, education, and use of new technologies.
Pros
diverse workforce
Cons
comunication
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Good resource for medical science, but needs organized research facilities.
Professional Research Scientist (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 16, 2016
Good research resource and environment for health science. But research facilities are not organized and centered. It seems that excellent research product come from individual scientist capability and fund.
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Fun place to work
Staff Research Associate I (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 11, 2016
UCSF is a great place to work. I have great co workers and a great management team. The biggest and only issue I have with working here is my salary.
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A good place to work
Principal occupational skills covered (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 15, 2016
Working at UCSF is a great opportunity for me, and I like the environment and the people. The only problem is the salary is not sufficient to have a decent housing situation in the city.
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IT-Identity and Access Management Security Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 14, 2016
Dedicated staff enhances the patient services, the individual contributors set UCSF apart from many healthcare provided.
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good place to get training
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 13, 2016
I got a good training in UCSF. Thereare lots of seminar from academy and inudctry, give well-known scientific environment . Also, it's a good place to balance work and life.
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Fast Pace
AA III Revenue Management (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 7, 2016
working with providers regarding note compliance. completing missing information regarding providers notes for billing/trending reports/must meet lag days
Pros
cross training, profiessionalism, good team players
Cons
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training is available
Finance Analyst II (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 25, 2016
Excellent team work and opportunities for career advancement. Fiscal year end has been the busiest time of the year but we managed to closed the accounts in a timely manner.
Pros
incentives
Cons
overtime during fiscal year end
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Handled the grants in full review.
Grants Analyst I (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 25, 2016
A great experienced to be able to handle and managed the grants in our department with different faculty members and researchers.
Pros
performance award
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Great Experience and Amazing Plastic Surgeon
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 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.
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
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Leadership experience is limited to UCSF
Principal Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 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.
Pros
UC Benefits are strong.
Cons
Less than professional, myopic administrative leadership
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