University of Southern California Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2021

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4.3
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University of Southern California President Carol L. Folt
Carol L. Folt
229 Ratings
Pros
  • "good staff policy, transparent work environment(in 164 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and culture for employees(in 127 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Bad neighborhood especially near the Colliseum(in 72 reviews)

  • "Pay is not enough to live in downtown LA year round(in 32 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Roski Galen Intermedia Lab, Work-study Lab Tech

      13 Jun 2021 - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      -The Galen Lab is a really cool space where you can meet a lot of neat creative people. -The location is on campus and your hours are flexible, which makes it easy to fit into campus life and school life. -It's really wonderful to be able to help other students and get comfortable with really useful and important creative tools. -When there isn't much going on in the lab (it depends on the day and time and whether there's an assignment due soon for students in one of the Roski classes that use the lab often), it's pretty calm. Sometimes you can even work on homework or other projects without being interrupted for fairly long periods. -The pay isn't super high or anything, but it's good side income for a college student trying to make enough to cover food and a bit of pocket money. -A really nice job for people who like to learn, assist others, and be part of a creative makerspace. Helps build skills from both a technology angle and a customer service angle.

      Cons

      -When the lab is hectic, it's really hectic and can get a bit overwhelming to manage, even when you're working a shift with your supervisor, the resident lab expert. -It's a work-study job, so you need to be eligible for work-study to get it. -Someone in a wheelchair most likely could not access the Galen Lab. -The supervisor isn't exactly a bad person but isn't the most patient person ever. He can often be pretty rude to both students using the lab and occasionally even the work-studies working under him, and can be very insensitive towards other people in general.... The fact that he is overworked and not given enough resources for the lab by the school worsens this. If you're really sensitive you'll need to be careful of this. -There isn't a working water fountain in the building the lab is part of, so if you don't bring enough of your own water to stay hydrated, you're forced to either buy something bottled from a nearby vending machine, stay parched for a while, run to the other Roski building, or jog up to a nearby science lecture hall lobby if you can't access the other Roski building. Also, it can be hard to find the time to do that when you're the only one manning the lab and it's busy.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to study and work part time

      14 Jun 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Edgewater, NJ
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      Pros

      Good for building a network

      Cons

      Sometimes the work piles up and you will be working long hours

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Student worker

      13 Jun 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      It is grateful to join this big family.

      Cons

      I have nothing to complain

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Nice

      13 Jun 2021 - Customer Service Representative 
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      Pros

      Easy, nice boss, minimum wage

      Cons

      inconsistent scheduling and slow work load

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      good job

      10 Jun 2021 - Data Management Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Nice place to work in the city

      Cons

      Too many stairs in buildings

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      9 Jun 2021 - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      flexible hours, nice onboard instructions

      Cons

      no cons that I can think of

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Frontline campus security, with a pretty title

      9 Jun 2021 - Campus Ambassador in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Clothing provided, consistent work however fixed term.

      Cons

      Constant fear of being a victim of Covid 19 exposure & violence, bring that you are the first person the public interfaces with before being allowed on campus. (Covid 19 exposure & Violence is well documented in this area) Extreme exposure to adverse weather conditions Flooded with upper management, all of whom have very views of purpose & operations Serious morale issues amongst the entire staff

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Love it

      8 Jun 2021 - Student in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Very warm, great teachers, friendly students

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Phd Researcher

      6 Jun 2021 - PhD Research Student in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Good environment to study and work

      Cons

      Salary is a bit low

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Environment

      4 Jun 2021 - Administrator 
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      Pros

      Amazing staff and Amazing Students

      Cons

      Often boring at times Monotonous at times

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