UC San Diego Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2021

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at UC San Diego

    Pros

    Great place to be at the moment

    Cons

    no cons considered. super nice place

  2. "Good People"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    pleasant and dedicated co-workers and managers

    Cons

    a little under-staffed; more employees would have improved efficiency


  3. "Summer Work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Good boss Flexible work I teresting field

    Cons

    Better pay Difficult to sort out paperwork

  4. "Great Overall experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible work and in a great location!

    Cons

    Sometimes slightly mundane tasks that require time because of the bureaucratic system.

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  5. COVID-19

    "Cool"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Cool place to work in.

    Cons

    Covid makes it a difficult place to work

  6. "Great Pay and Benefits"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits overall

    Cons

    Union regulations are hard to navigate

  7. "Great students to TA for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The quality of students is great, so you get a lot of satisfaction from TAing.

    Cons

    Some classes are quite large and it can take a lot of time to grade.

  8. "Research Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The campus is a great environment

    Cons

    Long commute to work if living in the north county.

  9. "Great help and resources during COVID"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at UC San Diego part-time

    Pros

    School is willing to provide teaching resources during COVID times

    Cons

    Zoom teaching can be finicky.

  10. "Phenomenal healthcare benefits"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits, much, much better than industry.

    Cons

    HR system can be slow at times.

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