UC Davis
3.9 of 5 313 reviews
www.ucdavis.edu Davis, CA 5000+ Employees

UC Davis Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.9 313 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

Linda Katehi

(113 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
313 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Fast paced working environment, people are friendly at work, great location"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Great work environment, helpful staff, good work hours, a good stable job"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "Also, the campus has serious problems with budget cuts and therefore our hours"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Fairly low pay (for IT at least) compared to private sector"
    in 6 reviews
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    Technical Designer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork from home, own hours. Fun learning.

    ConsInternship without pay. Not many opportunities for advancement as an undergraduate.

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    Excellent learning opportunity

    Postdoctoral Employee (Current Employee)
    Davis, CA

    ProsPeople, learning opportunity, many departments, scope to collaborate with different people.

    ConsLack of coordination among the departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue juniors

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

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    Great place to be a grad student

    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee)
    Davis, CA

    ProsThe resources and potential for collaborative work at UC Davis is extensive. The faculty is top-notch. The grad school environment is very interdisciplinary, and there are a lot of active student groups and extension work on campus.

    ConsDifficult to find funding sometimes - TAships are available but they are competitive and leave little time to conduct your own research.

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

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    Davis, CA

    ProsAs a student working for the school, they are extremely understanding of work-school balance. If you have class or other school related conflicts, they will totally understand. They put school ahead of work for students, so that's awesome.

    ConsNo chance for student workers to get raises. Raises are allocated every two quarters worked and is a measly 25 cents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I love UC Davis

    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee)
    Davis, CA

    ProsFriendly, close to the bay area, intellectually stimulating.

    ConsThe pay is not great, but this is the case with all graduate student researcher positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet a more diverse student body in.

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

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    It was a great position surrounded by good people. Lots of opportunities for learning and Davis is a good place to live

    Postdoctoral Scholar (Former Employee)
    Davis, CA

    ProsThe environment is nice. You can bike, walk, be outdoors. People are friendly and it is an overall safe place.
    It was a great position surrounded by good people. Lots of opportunities for learning and Davis is a good place to live

    ConsThere are fluctuations due to the student population.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Competitive and growing

    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee)
    Davis, CA

    ProsVery dynamic research environment. Lots of seminars to attend. Lots of help you can get from different school offices. I especially like the Internship and Career center which is very helpful in job search.

    ConsThe faculties are more focused on their research than teaching. It is hard to find classes in you field of interest.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe thing I hate most is parking. You have to pay for parking almost anywhere. As for now, daily parking is $8 on campus. Parking enforcement people are very efficient.

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

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    scientist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscheaper, convenient, less traffic, easy going

    Consallergy is bad in this city, less known university

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI had an awesome professor

    ConsThere was a lot of tedious work

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good benefit

    Staff Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    Prosgood benefit
    a lot of collaborations, a lot of projects going on, good resource, high quality collaborators

    Consbad work life balance, too many project at the same time, no day and no night, no weekend

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