UC Davis

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Excellent hours, low pay

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Current Employee - Junior Specialist in Davis, CA
Current Employee - Junior Specialist in Davis, CA

I have been working at UC Davis full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great hours, it's research so a lot depends on your PI. If you can consistently get results from your experiments and keep your PI happy, then it's a low-stress job.

Cons

If your PI is bad, then Godspeed. You need to consistently produce results, or else you're out of a job. Sometimes the projects you get go nowhere, and you have to start over from scratch. There's not a lot of room for job advancement without an advanced degree

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to understand that your employees aren't miracle workers, and that things aren't always going to work the first time - in fact, they rarely do.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazing benefits, but...

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Davis, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits here are unmatched. You schedule can be flexible and the unions give employees some sense of job security.

    Cons

    There are a lot of angry, grumpy, jaded people working here that make communication and team work difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the people who don't appreciate their jobs.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay but could have been better

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of potential freedom in terms of time (vacations) if you plan things right.

    Cons

    The graduate student researcher pay scale is based on seemingly arbitrarily set levels, so a graduate student in one group/department can get paid way more than a graduate student in another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even out the pay scale for graduate students, and increase based on number or years (to an certain extent), rather than per department. It's not fair.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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