UC Davis Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
347 Reviews
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UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi
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Pros
  • Fast paced working environment, people are friendly at work, great location (in 11 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is amazing - my supervisor is very flexible and I am able to honor my family commitments (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, the campus has serious problems with budget cuts and therefore our hours (in 7 reviews)

  • Some of the full time workers are not nice (in 6 reviews)

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    Very Bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis as an intern

    Pros

    Good University. middle of Sacramento and Davis,

    Cons

    No coffee, Very deserted area, very mean people

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just an awful place to work

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    Former Employee - AAIII  in  Davis, CA
    Former Employee - AAIII in Davis, CA

    I worked at UC Davis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits and those are being reduced

    Cons

    No job security, immature management and supervisors, politics and favoritism run amok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    miserable

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    Current Employee - Not A Good Place to Work  in  Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Not A Good Place to Work in Davis, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    Good benefits as pertaining to vacation, sick leave-pension has been good but they are making changes to reduce that.

    Cons

    Unqualified managers and supervisors in many departments. Childish game playing on many levels. The level of favoritism and nepotism is appalling. Very unprofessional environment. Also the University is in mass layoff mode, but the bulk of those being targeted for layoffs are those not in a special clique with these unqualified manager/supervisors. Lots of dirty tricks going on to make safe jobs of "pets", including promoting them to a higher grade to protect lower grade sections being laid off-even though they do no more work or are not even qualified. They are giving them raises and promotions while laying off other competent individuals who aren't in the " in crowd", kind of sickening to watch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corruption is not attractive and in the end it comes back to bite you-sooner or later. Cultivate a mature, qualified management/supervisory staff who think logically and with their brain not their emotions and school girl agenda.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Corrupt system

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    Benefits, holidays,pension,allow you take learning classes related to job

    Cons

    No job security.Charge employees $500+ a year for parking. Management is snobbish. No incentive to be an exceptional employee-bad workers and good workers receive the same the same raises and same treatment as good workers. Seniority based-they will layoff a great worker and keep a slacker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The UC system is one of the most corrupt systems established in the State of California. They are a public* partially tax payer funded entity yet they waste taxpayer money. They have shown time and time again their elitist arrogance which has well been documented by article after article in the Sacramento Bee regarding their excessive salaries for administrators, huge student fees hikes, recent hiring of new staff by the Chancellor and she gives them $100K-200K salary increases over the past person to hold the position (and in these budget thin times !), the favoritism and layoffs taking place UC system wide---and all of this is done "in your face" because UC knows these actions will always make the news. They do not care. Taxpayers and employees are tired of the misuse of our taxes to pay for the greed of these elites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work if you like to settle for below average pay and no options for advancement

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    Current Employee - Don't Get Stuck Here  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Don't Get Stuck Here in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    The Health benefits are great
    Some of the people I work with are great
    The yearly staff appreciation fair is a good faith effort

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    Pay is poor
    If you aren't management your treated like dirt
    there is some discrimination with the dress code, as it is different for every building
    Management get bonuses when, there haven't been any pay raises in the last couple of years, there are lay-offs as well as forced furloughs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! Everyone that isn't management works harder than the management and the executives, the people that make the Med Center as profitable as it is, should be getting yearly bonuses, not the people who sit and delegate all day. the staff should be provided with yearly bonuses as an incentive to continue doing the great work that they do and revise the advancement protocols! Once your an assistant no one gives you the opportunity to lose that title, even if the person is capable of so much more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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