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University of California - Davis is overall very good

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA
Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA

I have been working at UC Davis full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Safe environment. Low crime rate. Good Engineering education. College town. Bike friendly. Very green Campus

Cons

Building are old. Many classrooms are lacking up to date technological teaching methods

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  1. Great place to work in

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    Current Employee - Programmer IV in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer IV in Davis, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Relaxing academic environment, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Maybe a little bit on the boring side, not as much pay as companies


  2. Helpful (3)

    Overall an OK company to work for, for citizens or permanent residents but not so much for temporary work visa holders.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst III in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst III in Davis, CA

    I worked at UC Davis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly academic environment, beautiful surroundings, great and affordable gym and sports facilities, international and multicultural diversity. Relatively easy to find jobs at an entry-level and by talking directly with the PI's.

    Cons

    Salary rates are low and not competitive. The majority of the new hires are at the lowest salary scale possible and salaries are not raised on a yearly basis even if the performance reviews are positive (could be 5-years till the first salary upgrade and still this would only be $500 more per year). Some senior managers demand too much reporting and limit flexibility and creativity. There could be a lot of unrecognized scientific work and some PI's and even senior managers take ownership and credit for staff´s work and publish it without even aknowledging the real authors. University does not sponsor greencards for research staff (only for professors).

    Advice to Management

    It is a pitty that employees with over ten years of hardworking contribution to UCDavis are being laydoff due to lack of continued funding for projects. Furthermore the University´s policy for not sponsoring greencard applications for regular research staff (i.e. non-tenure track professors) is unfair and wrong, especially when staff has been working for UCDavis for over ten years and has no more visa options other than a greencard to remain working with the University. Social security benefits and other benefits have been lost by hardworking indivuduals due this unfair policy.


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