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Attending UCSD, it is awesome to work there too because of the convenience factor. Was able to work flexible hours and even remotely. This is such a bonus during exam season
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Good place to work with great coworkers and a great time overall good vibes all the way around chill time good managers I would recommend overall definitely
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Overall the experience here was great. I met nice people all from different backgrounds. It was also a plus working with other college students so there was always something to talk about.
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Toxic culture for psychiatry

Overworked, underpaid, does not value clinicians, as the focus is more on research & academics such that clinicians are second class citizens. Minimal administrative support,
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Great people & nice staff

Spent 3 years of my undergrad here and it was a memorable time, supervisors are aware you are a student, so they understand education comes first. Nice way to earn some money as a student
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Too much favoritism among managers and subordinates. No real skill needed to gain higher position. It’s who you know or who likes you.More professional development should be implemented.
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Good work environment

Working at the library has been a fulfilling experience, primarily due to its organized and structured nature. The library setting offers a quiet, well-ordered work environment, which is conducive to productivity and concentration.My daily responsibilities involve assisting patrons with various needs, such as finding books, conducting research, or addressing library-related inquiries. This role has allowed me to refine my organizational and time management skills, ensuring that resources are readily accessible to users.While working at the library offers a consistent and methodical routine, it is important to note that flexibility and adaptability are essential. Managing the circulation desk, shelving books, and responding to diverse patron inquiries requires the ability to multitask effectively.In summary, working at the library provides a structured and well-organized work environment, making it an excellent fit for individuals who appreciate order and enjoy assisting others with their informational needs. It offers a great opportunity to develop practical skills and contribute to a community resource.
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Good people

Mostly, great people to work with. However, I wish the university provided housing benefits and support to staff like it offers faculty. The La Jolla housing has very long waitlist and the Downtown one is not affordable in any way for a regular staff.
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Not a lot of oversight, unreliable

Our supervisor would change every year, all having a different way of doing things. Our last supervisor completely changed how our job worked, leaving some students without shifts.
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Great workplace

Flexible work hours to accommodate class schedule and finals schedule. Great supportive staff. Good opportunity for students looking for part time position.
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Great place to work

Love working here. Only downside is pay could be better. They are great with work/life balancing. Work can get heavy at times do to employee turn around due to salary standard for the IT industry.
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it’s okay place to work if you want to get your foot in the door to uc, you can put in your time at one department then move up

What is the best part of working at the company?health benefits, sick time off, paid holidays time offWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?return to office mandates, changes without directionsWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?corporate like, professional, office politicsWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?8am-4:30pm, office work, deadlines, meetings
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Excellent employer to work for.

What is the best part of working at the company?Relaxed working environment. Great hours and management. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Working with lost textbooks and some of the clients.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Relaxed working environment. The culture is mostly students.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Some web orders, then helping find student textbooks.
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A productive and positive atmosphere and environment

What is the best part of working at the company?Very friendly atmosphere of community What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Big workload to deal with. But part of the process What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very supportive in my opinion. Relaxed but business focused What is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy but fun and engaging . I enjoy it
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Fun if you like teaching

Pretty minimal work. Although I probably lucked out with my prof and course. We had an undergrad grader for the class so all I needed to do was attend lectures and host office hours and discussion sections. Nice pay for Masters students. They'll waive tuition fees and you'll get paid an hourly rate on top of that.
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Well paying student job and great work culture

It was a very fun place to work and great way to make friends. The job itself is very easy with flexible work hours. Great that you get paid to earn your class B license as well. Unfortunately, I've heard the dept has changed a lot and is not longer as socially active as it once was.
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Supportive and fun workplace.

Being a referee is difficult, but my supervisors did a good job in explaining things to me and making sure I was alright. I always felt comfortable in my job.
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It was a lot of fun and fairly easy money. Who wouldn't want to get paid to referee soccer matches? The other responsibilities were pretty simple as well and overall it was a great experience
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Productive and fun workplace

I enjoyed getting to know my mentees and helping them througout the year. I gave them resources four housing, financial aid, academics, and mental health.
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Encouraging and Great Learning Experience

My research mentor was very encouraging and supportive throughout my summer research internship. The professors obviously care a lot about the students and all of the research mentors in my program made an effort to come to extra enrichment activities and mentor us. The campus is also beautiful and the beach was just a walk away!
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Great research, poor pay

Great place to do research in a nice setting. However, the stipend isn't great, getting to campus can be tough, and the environment can be stressful sometimes.
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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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