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Updated June 1, 2015
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University of California President Janet Napolitano
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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
  • Low pay, relative to market levels (in 4 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. UCI

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer/Scientist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer/Scientist in Irvine, CA

    I worked at University of California full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Top tire Research University
    Nice place

    Cons

    Its Academia, stupid: good life and a much better total compensation than one would expect based direct pay


  2. Working as student athlete tutor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good amount of hours to pick up but only during the school year
    Supervisors are very helpful throughout

    Cons

    None
    There is excellent staff on board
    Always good motivation to work


  3. Family oriented

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Food Service Worker in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Food Service Worker in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at University of California

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, holidays off, health insurance

    Cons

    None I love working at ucsd

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. It was a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There was a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    There were not enough work hours.


  6. Great!

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California

    Pros

    Funding opportunities like TAships and RAships.

    Cons

    Located in a small town in Central Valley, CA.


  7. Security with Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great visual environment, offers good financial preparation for retirement

    Cons

    Monthly Parking Fees a bit pricey.


  8. Very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California

    Pros

    Diversity is very good and appreciated

    Cons

    Low pay for most students

    Advice to Management

    Advanced courses Is required for better jobs


  9. An amazing campus, very bright people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Next to a beach, top notch researchers.

    Cons

    Expensive place to live at.

    Advice to Management

    Increase grad student salary, recruit more aggressively.


  10. superb

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  11. great experience and friendly environment

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

    I have been working at University of California part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great experience and friendly environment.

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain so far.



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