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Growing school with tons of potential

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Former Employee - Graduate Student in Merced, CA
Former Employee - Graduate Student in Merced, CA

I worked at UC Merced full-time (more than 3 years)

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

Pros

Awesome building with hi-tech equipment.
My lab is amazing with huge glass windows looking out over the campus.
Nice gym with plenty of equipment and never overcrowded.
I have an awesome and understanding advisor that is always available.

Cons

The town has almost no night life and the common attitude among most residents is still sort of a farm town. The heat is intense in the summer it has been over 105 for the past week. Lots of construction happening around campus. Not very well known or prestigious (but this will change one day)

Advice to Management

Merced really needs a culture injection so it can become more like Davis

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  1. Excellent full-time benefits, decent pay, but advancement (as staff) without a PhD is difficult.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Merced

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

    Pros

    - Benefits for full time staff.
    - Competitive salary, especially given the area.
    - Secure employment for full time staff.
    - State of the art facilities and equipment.

    Cons

    - Difficulties advancing or achieving the next step in the job title for non-union members.
    - Performance based pay increases are a rarity.
    - Campus politics can impede improvements in the workplace.

  2. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at UC Merced full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There are young faculty and staff who share the same excitement in working for a new and growing university.
    Rewarding place to work.

    Cons

    Being a new campus and not having as many resources as other campuses, the pay is not comparable.
    There is nothing to do in Merced.

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