University of California

  www.universityofcalifornia.edu
  www.universityofcalifornia.edu
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Great place to work.

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral in San Diego, CA

I have been working at University of California

Pros

The UC is well known for cutting edge research and great faculty. As a postdoc, it provides a perfect environment to build your career. I'm not sure about other postdocs' situations, but I get a full medical/dental/vision health insurance plan and 4 weeks of paid vacation.

Cons

There can be a lot of big egos to wade through at times, but if you work for the right people there is no reason you can't succeed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I wish there were some sort of postdoc association to meet other postdocs. At times it can be very hard to meet other people in a new town and it would be nice to have some events where postdocs could gather and talk.

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Disapproves of CEO
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