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Lab Manager

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Former Employee - Lab Manager (Junior Specialist)  in  Santa Barbara, CA
Former Employee - Lab Manager (Junior Specialist) in Santa Barbara, CA

I worked at UC Santa Barbara full-time for more than a year

Pros

Lots of vacation and sick leave.

Cons

Low salary, little opportunity for advancement.

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    Great University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Santa Barbara

    Pros

    beautiful campus and awesome weather

    Cons

    not much to say here

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    Nice place to do your PhD

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at UC Santa Barbara full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great location; top-ranked science and engineering programs; nice community; lot's of events and extra-curricular activities.

    Cons

    Relatively expensive costs of living.
    In terms of career networking, UCSB is weaker as compared to Berkeley, UCLA, etc. This might not seems like a fair comparison, but UCSB actually has many programs that rank in the top-10 in terms of research. However, the programs are generally smaller and not connected to industry, national labs, adjunct research institutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep PhD stipends relatively high compared to other schools to account for higher costs of living.
    Release tenured faculty that no longer do research( I know, keep dreaming).

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