University of California

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110 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    An amazing campus, very bright people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time

    Pros

    Next to a beach, top notch researchers.

    Cons

    Expensive place to live at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase grad student salary, recruit more aggressively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    superb

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    Current Employee - Security Officer UCSF PD  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer UCSF PD in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    number one in the nations,diversity and benifits

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to say,I think it's good for me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great experience and friendly environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA

    I have been working at University of California part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great experience and friendly environment.

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain so far.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing, Super Friendly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher  in  Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    Gives ample time for coursework.

    Cons

    Hours exceeded than what was intended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great educational environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Doctoral Graduate Student Researcher  in  La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Doctoral Graduate Student Researcher in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic quality of faculty and resources to learn and perform high level science. There are so many investigators doing so many different things that you can certainly find someone to help you no matter where your research takes you.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy‎ of the university can be tedious sometimes. Also budget cutting makes it more and more difficult to function as a student.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    UCSC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California

    Pros

    amazing location, friendly staff, diverse opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    bureaucracy, logging hours, parking, transportation

  8.  

    My experience at the university of California was amazing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    surrounded by the most intelligent group of individuals who are involved in public education in the world

    Cons

    a large population leads to less individual attention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity, enjoyed working on the project!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California

    Pros

    There were people from various states that came in to work. I was able to make a lot of connections and meet new people

    Cons

    There were no downsides, I enjoyed working in the city

  10.  

    UCSD Great Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Support Specialist  in  La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Support Specialist in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at University of California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary may be a dash lower than working for the private sector but the perks of being in an academic environment, the fellow colleagues you meet and the benefits are great. There is always some type of event going on in this one big community. Food is always around!

    Cons

    Processes can move slow sometimes. Kind of like working for a government job at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Work study has truly benefited me

    Cons

    There are no cons about working for UC Berkeley.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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