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A total of 271 University of Southern California employees gave University of Southern California an average happiness rating of 4.2 out of 5.0.
3.9I worked for USC for a little over six years. In general it is a great place to work. Most of the people were very professional and pleasant to work with. I was part of the Legacy Support Team and we were charged with keeping the systems up and running and to provide assistance in conversions to newer systems. I worked on a lot of systems that were inherited from other departments and not well documented. We had to figure them out strictly by interviewing senior end users and reading through the code.
My one complaint is that they did not provide much training to most of my team. I and others could not see the rationale on who got training and who did not. I thought I did a really good job on all my assignments and received praise from departments I worked with. There were about 12 other programmers laid off and 4 others who were fortunate enough to find employment beforehand. If you take it upon yourself to upgrade your skills but you don't get the chance to use it often it is very difficult to move up.
Being a seasoned Pick programmer this seems to be the way Legacy people in an organization moving to newer systems are treated in general so I cannot say that USC was any different.
Overall I think USC was a great experience and that I am all the better for it.
2.7I have worked for the University of Southern California for nearly 2 years. My previous experiences revolved around my work mainly in the public system. I have learned that the private system has a lot less bureaucracy when it comes to decision making, budget changes, staff development, etc. Though the main issue I have noticed is that USC and many of its programs are dependent on the amount of money donors are giving to specific schools or programs. It can become potentially concerning if donor relations affects the needs of the students. In terms of working here, the benefits at USC are great and the insurance options are great. That being said, the growth rate is low for your salary. With stellar marks on my performance for the last year, I was only able to gain a 1% increase in my salary, and it is expected that I will only gain a 1% increase for the next year. It is quite concerning as it will not a sustainable long term career. You will need to move up within the system in order to get paid more, or use this experience and move to a different job elsewhere. If you want a potentially stepping stone, I would advise you give it a shot. Not to mention traffic getting to work is a bit terrible as well. I drive from orange county every day and it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to work. If you are an older candidate or someone who may possess potential health issues with sitting too long, I would advise moving closer.