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University of California Reviews

Updated July 5, 2014
Updated July 5, 2014
110 Reviews

3.7
110 Reviews
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University of California President Janet Napolitano
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • amazing location, friendly staff, diverse opportunities, good benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Opportunity to work with many smart people and to make a difference in California; great benefits including a pension (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Parking sucks and it costs an arm and a leg and despite increasing student fees there always seems to be budget cuts around every corner (in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay, relative to market levels (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Career Counselor Intern

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    Former Employee - Career Counselor  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Career Counselor in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -great environment
    -your opinion matters
    -staff development
    -motivated students
    -great leadership

    Cons

    -location is slightly off campus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and a Graduate Student Researcher

    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher, Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher, Graduate Teaching Assistant

    I have been working at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Enhanced my technical and networking skills, Increased my knowledge base, Learnt how to transfer valuable information to students in an effective manner

    Cons

    No major cons come to mind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great Opportunities for Students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and experience. Fellow co-workers are very kind and helpful. Superiors try to ensure good communication with you.

    Cons

    Didn't have any negative experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Review of University of California (Programmer Analyst)

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst

    I have been working at University of California full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Have opportunities to learn new acknowledges from the academic community.

    Cons

    It is a research position, we do some complex statistical analysis as well as algorithm design.

  6.  

    Graduate Student TA overall good job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California

    Pros

    Flexible hours, pays for tuition, fees, and healthcare in addition to a living stipend.

    Cons

    The living stipend is the same or similar across all UC campuses. This means students at campuses such as Davis or Merced, where rent is cheaper, essentially get more than students at pricier locations such as San Diego or Santa Barbara.

  7.  

    Excellent University with a variety of programs and opportunity, should increase connectivity.

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Student in Davis, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good professors, Good programs, Good grading scale, alright job opportunities

    Cons

    Could have a better post grad network, Need to hire more phds, Too Eurocentric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More freedom for Professors to teach classes they want.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Graduate research at UCI

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California

    Pros

    Friendly work environment; flexible work time.

    Cons

    More bureaucratic over the years. University administrative staff seemed under pressure.

  9.  

    Good study experience in UCR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The school provide a great experience in learning business and have practical fieldwork requirement for MBA students. If interested in working distribution center, they have many located in this area.

    Cons

    The expense is a bit high and the location is not close to the job markets, the local business companies are lack of competition and are not actively willing to hire international students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have many good labor resources in this UCR, which are undervalued by many companies because the lack of reputation.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A lot of great minds to work with

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Professors are very willing to help students learn
    - Lot of resources to benefit from

    Cons

    - Budget cuts really affecting students

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    An engaging and fast-paced environment.

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    Current Employee - Student Affairs Coordinator  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Student Affairs Coordinator in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cal offers departments with great team dynamics and brilliant students all situated on a beautiful campus. The health benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Cal has an antiquated hiring system and primarily promotes from within. There's so much bureaucracy and paperwork that completing certain tasks can be challenging. Employees would benefit from periodic training to leverage their skills.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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