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Good work-life balance, IT leadership incompetent
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 16, 2018
It is a good place for work-life balance. There is too much going on for anything to make sense here. Overall culture has suffered due to incompetent IT leadership.
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Productive
MSW Internship (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 15, 2018
I learned a lot while working at USC, the overall rating is four stars, benefits were wonderful, USC offered a chance for advancement all while giving a wonderful job culture.
Pros
Free food
Cons
none
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As an agent for Staff Pro working at USC
Safety/Security Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 14, 2018
A normal day would include checking in for assignment to one of the residence on campus. An overall briefing on what's transpired while our crew was off-duty, any restrictions that may have been implemented and special events that may affect our clients overall safety.
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High energy and collaborative workplace
Private Tutor (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 14, 2018
Great community. The tutor center administration was easy to work with, most folk were very friendly and easygoing, and the process of matching students to the tutor best suited for their needs was fairy accurate.
Pros
Easy system to work with
Cons
No onsite rating system of tutors for the students to see.
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Can be a good place to work if you find the right department.
Program Director (Former Employee) –  University Park Campus - DowntownAugust 13, 2018
Upper management in some departments have no connection to the staff. There is a huge disconnect which causes undue stress. Way too much emphasis on bottom line resulting in working multiple jobs without a pay increase.
Pros
Benefits and campus life
Cons
If you question anything you are seen as a trouble maker.
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Learning while working
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 13, 2018
Great job for people interested in a career in research. Excellent professors and researchers who are willing to help and guide you at every step. Great if you are open to meeting and interacting with people from different countries and backgrounds.
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Great place to work at
Surveillance Operations Monitor (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 10, 2018
I like it because it is about 3 minutes away from where I live. Co workers are down to earth and fun. It is great working for DPS. I have learned a great deal and seen several different things.
Pros
occasional overtime
Cons
short meal breaks
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Productive and fun work place
Programmer Analyst III (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 8, 2018
This company provides better work life balance. The environment is stress free. It has great work place culture. USC is best place to work. The employee benefits are also good.
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Great company with great cause
Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 5, 2018
USC-Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute

-Administrative Management and HR are biased
-Minor group of employees were favored more with a lot of incentives
-Minor group of employees are waiting to retire, with very high salaries and little work output, causing unbalanced work loads for team members
-A lot of unseen politics between units leaders
-Hard workers tend to be overlooked and unappreciated.
-Friendly employees with Admin management and HR are protected despite poor performances
-Everything is wireless and employees can work remotely from anywhere. Great improvement.
Pros
Great benefits, easy going environment
Cons
Very difficult to fire employees even when work performance was below minimum
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Great Environment and managment
Class Assistant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 5, 2018
Work was good and easy-going. Students were very receptive and open to learning new concepts. It was stressful grading assignments sometimes due to long download times and big data files.
Pros
good boss
Cons
early class
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Admin. Coordinator Event, Facilities & Payroll (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 3, 2018
Great place to work but no advancement. I have worked at USC for 6 six year and get great reviews but it seems the friends who get hire are the ones who get to move up the ladder,
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The University is a great place to work!
HR Transition Manager, OCM (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 29, 2018
Excellent benefits, and reduced education for staff!! Working on campus is fun, engaging and memorable. Having the opportunity to build new policy and procedures using best in class innovation technology is exciting.
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Great place to work
Support Coordinator Cardiology Clinic (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 27, 2018
Amazing people and environment. Great place, would encourage people apply for a position. Best decision of my life the day I accepted the position @ USC
Pros
Overall great place
Cons
None
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Great location and position
Admin Assistant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 22, 2018
The university is a great place to find a job, there are many opportunities for advancement, if you find the right department to work for. There is always a lot going on and the campus is lovely.
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Flexible Environment
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 13, 2018
Great place to work depending on which department you work in as every department functions differently. You wear many hats enabling you to work with many different people and departments.
Pros
Flexible Hours
Cons
No room for advancement
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A Typical day at work
Program Specialist (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 11, 2018
Usually answering emails and following up on projects that I have pending. Complete any reservation request that come in. Assign task to the student workers.
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working environment is generally good
Research Programmer II (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 9, 2018
Generally the working environment is good. But for the last 2 years working in there the job security is not that good anymore. We were doing health environmental research funded by NIEHS. "National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences" and the projects is getting fewer.
Pros
Flexible working time
Cons
the last 2 years working at USC, I find it too hard to focus because there were several projects coming in at the same time
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Great place to work with service supports and foods.
Clinical Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 6, 2018
USC offers a good working environment to employees to learn new experiences, to improve communication and problem solving skills, and to handle different cases. The workload level was varied day by day.
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bottle neck is alway at the neck
System Technician (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 29, 2018
bottle neck is alway at the neck, not at the bottom. this place is run mostly by old managers who's mind set are dated at least 20 years ago, a lot of micro management, no vision at all, wasting parents' hard earnd money.
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The program focuses on communty services
Manager (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 28, 2018
Working at USC has been a learning experience from beginning to end. The purpose of the organization is noble but the management culture is stressful.
Pros
work for a reputable company
Cons
Stressfull environment
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