UC Davis

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Graduate Student Researcher

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Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA
Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA

I worked at UC Davis as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Opportunities for highly innovative research. Great team work and work environment.

Cons

The remuneration is not as satisfactory as in other similar institutions

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Flexible hours, rewarding experience, great supervisors

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

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule while taking classes at the university

    Cons

    Tasks became mundane and there was no room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New chancellor, please.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Administrative disaster

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    Current Employee - Assistant Adjunct Professor in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Adjunct Professor in Davis, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some very fine faculty, true professionals who work hard to do the best for their students and who treat adjuncts with respect. There are many bright students. The campus is attractive. If you are in the hard sciences, tech, or agriculture, like small, cute university towns, and a mild climate, this university might work well for you.

    Cons

    In 11 years of teaching at 4 institutions, I have never elsewhere encountered such administrative bloat, intrusion and resulting mismanagement and misplaced priorities. Liberal Arts and humanities faculties function with a poorly funded library, aging facilities, over-large classes and curtailed janitorial services (faculty have no phones, buy their own office supplies, clean their own offices), and compete with administration for office space. Adjuncts are particularly ill-used, with assurance of office space or even guaranteed parking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need an efficiency study for management. You could easily eliminate 50% of your administration, freeing up resources and funds for faculty and students. A case study of San Francisco State might be very informative. They do much more, with much less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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