University of California

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Good place to do science

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at University of California full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Cozy atmosphere from the smallness of the sizes of different campuses, world class scientists and facilities and perks of being in San Francisco

Cons

Very few departments and not enough emphasis on the physical sciences. A sense of life outside the building hardly exists from a consequence of cold winds and a mostly 9-5 culture

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  1. It was a good experience and very laid back which helps when you're a college student.

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    Former Employee - Technical Assistant in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Assistant in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at University of California part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They work around your schedule. The projects that they work on benefit real California High School students.

    Cons

    No downsides that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    No advice that I can think of.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Lots of red tape, incompetent middle management and employees, but flexible with good benefits

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexibility in work arrangements, especially for those with families -Great benefits -3 weeks of vacation to start, with at least 10 sick days and all national holidays per year

    Cons

    -Lots and lots and lots of red tape -Too much power given to academia at UC locations (bending over backwards to unreasonable levels to accommodate professors, further cultivating their counterproductive sense of entitlement) -Many incompetent middle managers and employees, who are "promoted to their level of incompetence" instead of being let go. (It's almost impossible to be fired at UC, and people take advantage of this.) -Departments here are huge fans of pointless (and expensive) meetings that waste time and force some employees to stay late to make up for missed work time -Not much room for career growth. Many have been in the same position for decades. -Low pay, relative to market levels.

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourselves and your employees accountable for work performance (or lack thereof).


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