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A Mediocre place

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Former Employee - Animal Care Technician  in  Davis, CA
Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Davis, CA

Pros

Good benefits. Lots of training opportunities

Cons

I worked at other places in the UC system and I found UC Davis to be the most mediocre of the ones I have worked. I found most of my colleagues are very adverse to any change whatsoever. They are mostly interested in maintaining the status quo and riding out the days til they can collect their pensions. You just don't feel inspired to excel like you might at some of the other top tier UC's and rather are encouraged just to keep things the way they are even if it is a wasteful and inaccurate way to work. Additionally the summers are intensely hot.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire consultants to come in and review workflows and staff contributions. A lot of the long timers are pretty much dead weight interested in just doing the minimum.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Building Supervisor  in  Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Building Supervisor in Davis, CA

    Pros

    Management exp.; maintenance exp.; team building; situational problem solving.

    Cons

    not much information given to employees to help improve future in campus rec

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience, not what I want to do as a career though.

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

    Pros

    My adviser was really helpful and taught me all that I needed to know. I was able to fit my hours around my life, as long as I got what I needed done.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits were extremely low, if not nonexistent. I had to follow research run by adviser, and was not able to come up with my own research.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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