No autonomy, you do what they tell you to do the way they tell you to do it.
Administrative Assistant - Sponsored Research (Former Employee) – San Deigo – December 13, 2017
I found SDSURF a competitive and judgmental environment. I take constructive criticism well, but the managers I had at SDSURF never offered anything but! It would be nice to hear "Good Job" every now and then.
Clinical Research Medical Assistant/Lab Tech (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 18, 2017
Open 8-5 pm monday to saturday Typical day was working with the 20 patient with the collection of patient data as daily food intake as a dietician aid, medication. Collection of vital signs, weight, hight, bloow drawn and research data colection for study.
interesting place to work with lots of scientific background. everyday you learn something new!
Research Center Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 5, 2017
Great place to work for. The benefits are great and you have the opportunity to meet new people and network. The bad part is sometimes there are budget cuts and most programs run on soft money. Managment is relaxed depending on the program you are working for. The hardest part of the job is that most employees are over 50 and the company can really use young blood.
Russian Teacher Assistant (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 4, 2017
Most enjoyable part is being able to help and communicate with the students. Also being a part of Project Go and around language instructors and language learners. Everyone is always ready to help out and direct you if you have any questions.
Data Entry (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 15, 2017
Excellent and kind people. Nice environment to work.Management is great. Good learning experience. Fair Breaks and lunch. A lot of data entry and quality control that will help you to get experience on the studies field.
The work is great with plenty of opportunities to try new things, but lacks consistency and positive reinforcement.
former employee (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 29, 2016
A typical day starts on time with a continuous flow of work that will challenge anyone to do their best and accomplish all tasks in a timely manner. I learned to work with a variety of low, mid and upper management to help them accomplish their goals for the fiscal year. The hardest part of the job was to provide the service necessary for each team when processes, lack of documentation and integrity of messaging was inconsistent and often changed in the moment to benefit the manager and to the discredit of the administrative support staff. The most enjoyable part of the job was to work with very talented staff and the sense of community exhibited in meetings.
Great place to learn, talented staff, wonderful benefits, old school ways of work
Poor Administrative, processes, documentation storage, managers look for faults and errors, ignores what works, not open to change.
Lab Lead/Phlebotomist (Current Employee) – Chula Vista, CA – July 12, 2015
• Specimen collection, including phlebotomy • Processing and shipping lab samples • Maintain all lab equipment, including sterilization • Maintain all lab temperature logs • Maintain and change out sharps containers • Maintain all budget, lab supplies and inventory logs • Purchase all lab supplies • Set up phlebotomy rooms
Project Assistant - STAKE Act (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 20, 2014
I have worked here for 8 years. Now all of a sudden, our grant is ending and will not be renewed. This has been a threat since I started working here (including a brief 2 week period of unemployment before our grant was renewed and we were rehired), so it has been stressful not knowing if I will have a job from year to year. Other than that, the people are great, the benefits are wonderful, and my salary is nothing to complain about. If SDSURF had more job openings (preferably with better job security), I would love to stay working at this organization.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 22, 2013
We continually learn new things, as each individual/participant in the program are a case by case basis. Each with different variations of their conviction. The director of the program is supportive of the Administrative staff and allows us to plan and participate in employee potlucks and lunches. My colleagues are fun and professional. I find it beneficial to be a part of a great group of individuals.