University of California

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the university of california is a great place to work, but be prepared to wade through the bs

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Current Employee - Associate Professor
Current Employee - Associate Professor

I have been working at University of California

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

respected research institution that keeps faculty motivated to be current in their particular fields.

Cons

a boatload of beaurocracy and having to fight for respect, especially from faculty of color

Advice to Management

listen to and respect faculty opinion, and try not to be so chicanerous in your administrative duties

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  1. No overtime, small compensation

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst II in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst II in Santa Cruz, CA

    I have been working at University of California

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule, no commute, no significant over time

    Cons

    Compensation, short review periods, incompetent employees, poor communication and decisions

    Advice to Management

    Look to your talented employees for feedback and future planning, communicate more with the employees "doing the work"


  2. Wonderful students, petty leadership.

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

    I have been working at University of California

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As a teacher you can be proud to work for the best public university in the U.S.

    Cons

    The students are a mixed lot. California secondary schooling has steadily declined over the last thirty years. At the same time, the UC system lowered its standards to boost enrollment numbers. You meet and teach some wonderfully talented students, but both faculty and students are weighed down by the 30-35% of pupils who are not prepared for university study.

    Advice to Management

    Shrink the size of student body. The Cal State system and Community Colleges provide a better educational grounding for below average students. Deregulate the bloated levels of management, and outsource all IT functions.


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