University of California - Office of the President

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Rebuilding and Improving the University of California

Director (Current Employee) Oakland, CA

ProsInteresting, challenging work that feels mission-driven. There is a wide range of functions and work supporting a massive public university system. Business functions, research and teaching support functions, public policy... all happens within the central systemwide office.

ConsStill too many silos, and inflexible layers of bureaucracy. Departments vary.

Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up more pathways for advancement, diversity skills, and remove strange barriers to hiring smart generalists and recent graduates. The culture is also way to risk-averse.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very professional

    Temporary Office Positions Staff (Former Employee) Oakland, CA

    I worked at University of California - Office of the President as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros: It was a telecommuting position, so I was able to… Cons: Communication was kind of awkward and was limited to once… Advice to Senior Management: Have another way to make sure that staff and employees… More

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    Large bureaucracy with decent benefits but no job security, especially during periods of economic downturn.

    Senior Artist (Former Employee) Oakland, CA

    I worked at University of California - Office of the President full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros: Unions ensure protection of employees in terms of negotiating periodic… Cons: Employee salaries are below market (except for executive and 2nd-tier management). Very… Advice to Senior Management: Provide job security and give career employees the latitude to do their jobs… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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