UC Santa Cruz

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great place to be a grad student

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Current Employee - Graduate Student in Santa Cruz, CA
Current Employee - Graduate Student in Santa Cruz, CA

I have been working at UC Santa Cruz part-time (more than an year)

Pros

engineering department helps fund most students through grants, research positions, and teaching assistant positions. I haven't had to pay any tuition as a masters student. and get free health insureance through the university. Great professors and opportunity to work on progressive research projects. good connections with companies in silicon valley (just over the hill).

Cons

Some required classes dont relate to my research. putting in a lot of hours with classes, research, and teahing.

Recommends
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    Great work-life balance, but difficult for ambitious employees

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    Current Employee - ITS Manager in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - ITS Manager in Santa Cruz, CA

    I have been working at UC Santa Cruz full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    True work-life balance, great mission, great benefits including a pension. Great place to work if you live in Santa Cruz.

    Cons

    Little accountability, staff don't have huge incentive to work hard or be innovative. Very risk-averse culture in general. Difficult to get a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If UC can't pay well, at least try to make work enjoyable. Work would be much more meaningful if upper management communicated a compelling vision.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's hard to make progress here.....

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Cruz, CA

    I have been working at UC Santa Cruz full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good (health insurance are offered with many choices at very competitive rates), and the environment is beautiful (views of ocean, trees, and outdoor life).

    Cons

    Not much gets done with lots of red tape.....it's all about cuts, and reducing the work force (everyone is doing more than one job....)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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