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UC Davis Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 317 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

Linda Katehi

(114 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is amazing - my supervisor is very flexible and I am able to honor my family commitments(in 9 reviews)

  • People are friendly and not judgmental(in 9 reviews)


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

  • Fairly low pay (for IT at least) compared to private sector(in 6 reviews)

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    GSR Step 1

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIn stat and out of state tuition waived

    ConsStipend is meagre but does the job. In summer, working full time is good.

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    UCD offers great student jobs

    Student Assistant III (Current Employee) Davis, CA

    ProsFlexible schedule around my classes, those I worked with in the office were really respectful of my time as a student. Student jobs on campus are really great opportunities for busy students who are looking to make some money.

    ConsNo cons, truly enjoyed my experience as a student employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent!

    Math Tutor (Former Employee) Davis, CA

    ProsGreat place to work while attending school. Engaging, meaningful, and they work around your schedule.

    ConsDifficult to get hired. Make sure you have excellent grades.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Technical Designer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork from home, own hours. Fun learning.

    ConsInternship without pay. Not many opportunities for advancement as an undergraduate.

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    Great place to be a grad student

    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee) Davis, CA

    ProsThe resources and potential for collaborative work at UC Davis is extensive. The faculty is top-notch. The grad school environment is very interdisciplinary, and there are a lot of active student groups and extension work on campus.

    ConsDifficult to find funding sometimes - TAships are available but they are competitive and leave little time to conduct your own research.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Resident Advisor

    Resident Advisor (Former Employee) Davis, CA

    ProsAs a student working for the school, they are extremely understanding of work-school balance. If you have class or other school related conflicts, they will totally understand. They put school ahead of work for students, so that's awesome.

    ConsNo chance for student workers to get raises. Raises are allocated every two quarters worked and is a measly 25 cents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love UC Davis

    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee) Davis, CA

    ProsFriendly, close to the bay area, intellectually stimulating.

    ConsThe pay is not great, but this is the case with all graduate student researcher positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet a more diverse student body in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI had an awesome professor

    ConsThere was a lot of tedious work

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent School !!

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Davis, CA

    ProsOne of the most research oriented schools with a highly experienced faculty and massive funding.

    Consnone that I can think of

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great science community

    Junior Specialist (Former Employee) Davis, CA

    ProsColleagues who love what they do and care about what others learn from them. It is always about science with a twist, not the learn by rote method.

    ConsThe weather can be very extreme.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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