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CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT INTERN (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 6, 2018
Great place to volunteer and learn. Shaped a lot of my career. Great mentors as well as supervisors. Was an intern so not sure what else to say about the work/life balance.
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Rewarding Work, Low Pay
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 6, 2018
The work is very rewarding and the management is great. Annual salary increases are very modest. Almost makes no difference when they also increase health insurance premiums, parking costs, etc.

The pay is not competitive considering we are in the center of the Bay Area.

Major Con: managers have little to no say when it comes to pay. HR takes the lead and rarely rewards a high-performing and motivated employee. This eventually causes loyal employees to leave the organization and take their talent elsewhere....Stanford
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Rewarding Work, Great Managers, Collaborative Environment
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Extremely Low Pay for Bay Area
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Very Cooperative and Good workplace culture
Finance Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 15, 2018
Good place to develop job skills, experience. There is a lot work and the job responsibilities are often broad which allows for more opportunities for growth and development. Company is open to suggestions for process improvement and efficiencies. The work place culture is very cooperative, people are willing to help. Management is fairly good. However, significant improvements in leadership would result if the company instituted 360 performance review for supervisors and managers.

Cons: The mandatory retirement contribution > 7% is high and a large portion of an employees paycheck is taken for taxes, benefits and retirement (up to 50%).
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Job growth development opportunities
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High mandatory retirement contribution > 7% & low salary, benefits are fair
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Steady place to work
Finance Administrative Services (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 1, 2018
Experience is based on working in a back-office function. There is a decent amount of job security plus the benefit of the pension. It can be difficult to advance because you have so many long time employees, especially for non- Senior leadership roles. Generally most people care about their jobs and the mission of the university is supported. But it is a quasi-governmental institution so you have the slow pace and lack of modern systems and processes in place that take some time to learn and work through.
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Security, decent pay and benefits
Cons
Not a lot of room for advancement
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 26, 2018
Enjoyed working for 3 different supervisors and all were professional and fair with clear job responsibilities. Made a strong effort for work/life balance.
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Productive and Fun Place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 24, 2018
I loved working here, my work consist of helping people, and that's what I loved about working here, it was a new challenge every day, I started from the bottom and worked my way up to management, there was room to grow.
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Good Benefit, Salary was good along with healthcare
Cons
no job security
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Amazing workplace with a great culture
Contracts & Grants AR Accounting Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Grants, ARJuly 18, 2018
UCSF is a great place to work as they take care of their employees and patients very well. The hospital is a world known leading research hospital and the environment at UCSF reflects exactly that.
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Generally collaborative environment. Postdocs are underpaid, as expected
Postdoctoral Scholar (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 3, 2018
This is the place to do postdocs. People are friendly and generally open to discuss science and collaborations. The contract is protected by the postdoc union and they are very helpful. Your experience may vary highly depends on your PI/boss, however.
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skills are not recognized, instead, employees who please their bosses so much that their nose turns brown get promoted
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 22, 2018
Morale is very low, skilled and experienced employees are not recognized. The politics get in the way of a progressive and productive day.

Micro management exists in an Institution that is recognized as #1 federally funded research, disabling 100% productivity.
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Great place to work, world class science
Full Specialist, Step 1 (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 19, 2018
UCSF is a wonderful place to work. I've truly enjoyed my 15 years here and I will miss it. It is home to some of the finest academic research in the world, and I loved being a part of it.
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Research Services Coordinator (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 13, 2018
Overall a great place to work. I sincerely do feel valued as an employee. The environment is developmental and supportive. There’s plenty of room for growth.
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Excellent university for any career stage
Clinical Research Coordinator (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 12, 2018
I highly recommend UCSF as an institution to advance your career in research. Researchers here have access to state-of-the-art resources, support staff, and excellent mentors.
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Good pension and benefits but unfavorable office culture
Team Lead (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 11, 2018
There is a balance between work and life and the hours are not excessive. There is a problem with unproductive employees who are very hard to dismiss once they pass their six-month probation. Office environment and IT infrastructure are flawed and often malfunction. Management is very political and often plays favorites.
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high end and best scholar gathered
Postdoctoral Scholar (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 27, 2018
best scholars around the world gathered, and you can try very nice paper in that place. people are very nice and welcoming. They are domestic and international.
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A lot of turnover in my department
Budget Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 24, 2018
I've been here for 6 months and I've seen two supervisors and four staff members leave or request reassignment. It's a stable institution but this particular department has experienced a lot of flux.
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Depends on the group
Security Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 22, 2018
UCSF is a great place to work and has a good mission to advance health worldwide. They value diversity and accept every type of person that is on the earth. Depending on your group it can vary on how good the environment is for the individual. In my area we have a supportive team that help one another out so it is a great environment.
Pros
Free Shuttles
Cons
You pay for parking.
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Overall good experience
Wireless Technician (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 21, 2018
really good experience during tenure with UCSF. Gained knowledge of multiple platforms in a large enterprise network that stretches across multiple campuses.
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Stable Position with motivated colleagues
Solution Center Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 19, 2018
UCSF has been a place of incredible growth and learning. You are surround by a highly motivated group of individuals that truly care about healthcare and quality. I highly recommend them as an employer.
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Great Culture, Innovative environment, Opportunities to grow
Director (Current Employee) –  Fresno, CAMay 16, 2018
As part of the UC system, offers highest salaries and benefits. Work in a culture that supports and seeks innovation. Supports progressive thinking. Professional environment supports life-work balance.
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was a great place to work wish I did not leave
Senior Collections Rep (Former Employee) –  MGBS BUILDINGMay 16, 2018
A great and caring place to work you always knew what was expected of you. they were concerned about their employees.Ergonomic desk and chair as they were concerned about your health.
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ergonomic equipment and caring people
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long train rides to work
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