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Good place to be a research assistant

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Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
Former Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA (US)

Pros

Good environment, great campus, interesting people

Cons

Salary is hardly enough to get by in LA

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve salary or housing oportunities

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good University

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    Weather is good. Environment is good. Lots of friends.

    Cons

    Salary is ok. But the position are too few

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    California is a nice play to do a postdoc

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    The work culture is quite nice here and if you enjoy your research, being a postdoc in the UC system has many benefits. The UC postdoc union is quite strong

    Cons

    The cons are that if you want to have a family then a postdoc salary is the lower limit at which you should be operating. Good thing ofcourse is a postdoc is not meant to last longer than 2 to 3 years really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take a lot better care of postdocs overall. A lot more mentoring and guidance is required and postdocs need to be considered as serious professionals. Many talented grad students are not staying in research for this reason.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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