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This was a learning research position. You will always experience this in a lab setting and sometimes it may not be the best la e for people who cannot deal with noises
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Awesome place to work.

everyone is so nice and welcoming. hardest part is finding out where to park. definitely avoid the $35 daily parking garage! limited street parking. workplace culture is good. super fast paced especially in the emergency department.
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Supportive workplace

I gained a lot of invaluable experience working at UCSF. The leadership was extremely supportive. The work was challenging and interesting. Lots of exposure to different departments and systems.
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Great FacilitiesGreat PeopleGreat City to live inGreat opportunities to collaborateGreat locationGreat care providedGreat studentsParking is expensive and difficult
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Everything depends on your department

Work environment is 100% dependent on your Department Chair/Chief. MDs valued over PhDs, even in laboratory environments.My chief/chair was absolutely amazing so my overall experience was 5 stars.
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Based on 114 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things

Limited wfh

My job consists of emails, spreadsheets, online applications, and Zoom meetings, but we have to work in the office a majority of the time. The work itself is fine.
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Great minds, university culture

Amazing work happens here and you're surrounded by smart, capable people trying to learn even more. It's a huge bureaucracy, as any university or state institution will be, so the culture can be a shock to someone coming from corporate, but if you know what to expect this can be a great place to grow.


Learning and innovation


Red tape
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It's a place to meet your people and work is hard but rewarding at times.

What is the best part of working at the company?The people. There are characters in all jobs. I'm not saying everyone is perfect but they are generally a good bunch of people to work with. I enjoy working with them!What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The work can be really hard and demanding. Its physically and emotionally draining at times. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Better than most places that I've worked at in the past. What is a typical day like for you at the company?There is no typical day. If you're going to make it here, you have to be flexible and be ok with thing changing at any time.
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Great place

Enjoyed working here. Good teamwork. Lots of flexibility. Pay and benefits were by far and above the best I've had anywhere else. Can be easy to overextend yourself.
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Performative allyship

Upper management is really good at performative allyship. If you’re Black, they may call on you to help boost their public image. This organization is run by professional bullies who are master manipulators. You’ll end up with cPTSD if you stay too long.


Limitless opportunities for advancement if you go along with their DARVO program.


Darvo, ableism, racism, covert manipulation, gatekeeping privilege
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Refreshing Work Environ

I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for the positive work environment that you have fostered within our team. I have worked in a variety of workplaces throughout my career, but I can confidently say that this is one of the best working environments I have been a part of.From the start, I have felt valued as a team member, and I appreciate the open communication and transparency that is present within the team. It is refreshing to work with colleagues who are collaborative and supportive, and who are committed to achieving our shared goals.
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Encouraged participation on campus committees

Opportunity for growth and advancement. Professional Development. Participation on campus committees.Maintained a generous vacation and paid holiday schedule.
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1 star

What is the best part of working at the company?Some amazing coworkers ,nothing else What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Lack of sense of humor,gossip management,Humiliation of positive and hardworking and grateful person What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very toxic favoritism some nationalist especially when it comes to the management,it doesn’t matter how you qualify,if you are from specific country you will be chosen as manager 😉What is a typical day like for you at the company?I drag myself to stay happy as hardworking employee
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Good benefits but unfair pay

Company promotes men doing same work as women based on boys club practices. Leadership does many unethical pay practices. Very workaholic environment. Leadership does not have good training and develop program to build leaders versus managers. Good time off.
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Fun learning experience

I worked here for 3 and a half years and really enjoyed my time at Ucsf. When I first started I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do career wise. They teach you about different groups within the department (EHS) and got the opportunity to work with IH and Fire Prevention. Now I’m on the path to get my bachelors in fire science.
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Ambiente de trabajo agradable, confianza y libertad para trabajar.

A lo largo de mis años de experiencia, ha sido un constante aprendizaje. Trabajar en la supervisión de colaboradores de ventas me produjo mucha satisfacción con cada logro del equipo. Durante mi participación como miembro del comité asesor de la compañía, adquirí conocimientos en el manejo de Estadísticas y Condiciones, basado en Cienciología. Fue enriquecedor echar a andar cambios en diferentes departamentos como asistente en la gestión del desarrollo del programa ISO. Como asistente de gerencia, reconocí la importancia de las relaciones humanas y la gestión con las diferentes áreas. Asimismo, dar capacitación al personal o clientes de la empresa es una práctica constante de conocimientos. Como recepcionista, vendedora y ejecutiva de servicio al cliente he aprendido a prestar atención a los detalles que implican la satisfacción del cliente. En general también me desempeñé con éxito en el control de calidad, análisis registrado, inventarios, control de activos, como cajera, digitadora de datos y más.


Afiliación a asociación solidarista de empleados, Capacitación constante, Bonos en efectivo, Fiestas y premios por logros en educación para mis hijos, Médico de empresa, Actividades para reforzar el trabajo en equipo fuera de horario, Responsabilidad social, Precio especial para empleados en los productos de la compañía, Fiesta familiar a fin de año, Crédito preferencial en entidades finacieras


Trabajo bajo presión. Horario extendido. Estrés. Poco tiempo de descanso.
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3 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?The best part about working there was the experience I gainedWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?CommunicationWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?not so diverse, ok environment What is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy and productive
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A fine work place but low pay

Overall not a bad place to work however it is highly dependent on your group as a postdoc. Be expected to work overtime. The school has a fair amount of resources and a supportive, inclusive culture. The pay is terribly low in the bay area.


Inclusive culture, smart colleagues, good research


terrible commuting, low pay
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strong academic research environment

Strong academic research groups at one of the top graduate programs in the country - your experience will depend on the specific department or team you are on though, as with any large organization. Most research groups are pretty competent and politics can vary. Pay and benefits are below private sector norms, but that's not unusual for a university.
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Good Experience

UCSF is a great place to work if you are a student looking for some patient care hours and experience into the field. You will see a variety of patients, conditions, and meet people from all roles. The pay is also great.
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I love working in the law school environment. I believe your work environment is determined by your manager. If they want you to succeed you will. If they want you to have work life balance you will. I believe if you find the right manager you will be happy.
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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