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IT Consultant

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Current Employee - IT Consultant in Santa Cruz, CA
Current Employee - IT Consultant in Santa Cruz, CA

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

Pros

Self driven and motivated team

Cons

none to say other very happy here

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    It can be a great place to work, but it depends

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

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

    Pros

    Pockets of amazing people. Working in the redwoods. Working in Higher Ed. Library borrowing privileges. Pockets of opportunity to do amazing work. You can have a good work/life balance, but you need to make sure you hold the line.

    Cons

    Weak management teams outnumber the good ones. Executive class are professors, who like at all universities, have never had a real job and in general are poor leaders and worse managers. This causes whole departments and divisions to be toxic and malfunctioning. However, in pockets of good management, UCSC has a tradition and culture of innovation, research, service, kindness, and creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove management that can't build good teams. Remove the bullies from all positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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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