UC Santa Barbara

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Repetitive, fast paced (at times) environment with great student employee workforce.

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Former Employee - Student Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
Former Employee - Student Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

I worked at UC Santa Barbara part-time (more than a year)

Pros

The relationships you build with your fellow employees is the biggest plus; it's a great place to make friends especially because there are a lot of students working each shift. You can pick the positions and shifts that you like, and switching shifts is easy. The cooks are friendly for the most part and make working there more enjoyable (protip: accumulate your cooks help hours ASAP! You get a raise and better shifts).

Cons

It can get very busy during certain times of the year, and believe me, there are a few jobs that are terrible during these times. Servers have it the best, dish crew has it the worst (you will probably be completely soaked, but some people seem to like it). Sometimes it feels like the customers (students mostly) look down on the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Choose your student managers carefully. The majority of them are great, but a few tend to let their power get to their heads. This makes for an unenjoyable shift and unhappy, unmotivated underlings.

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  1.  

    Excellent academics, social scene, and setting. Employment...not too plentiful

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    Former Employee - Community Service Officer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Community Service Officer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at UC Santa Barbara part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing side benefits to many university positions.

    Cons

    No full-time positions available on campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful with whom you entrust these positions. Immaturity and general irresponsibility were highly common.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Benefits, Beautiful Campus, Typical Issues when working at a UC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Santa Barbara full-time

    Pros

    For a UC Bureaucrat job, it's great. Campus is lovely, benefits are great.

    Cons

    Typical problems of working at a UC. Budget issues. Had to pay high rates to park on campus. Had various different supervisors, which caused confusion and tension within department. Outdated IT systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More autonomy, less micro-managing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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