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UC Davis Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015
429 Reviews
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429 Reviews
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UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is amazing - my supervisor is very flexible and I am able to honor my family commitments (in 12 reviews)

  • People are friendly and it is an overall safe place (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Crappy pay and budget cuts make having a good resume handy a necessity (in 8 reviews)

  • Fairly low pay (for IT at least) compared to private sector (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - CRC
    Former Employee - CRC

    I worked at UC Davis

    Pros

    Campus jobs are great, good environment, camaraderie. Perks are good and people are understanding of students.

    Cons

    Pay is sometimes not great, bureaucracy, working as a student is tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better, let students do more varied things, have fun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience working as a student.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    Flexibility working with your student schedule. Student workers and career staff members working together make for a good work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits or better reward/acknowledgement program for great student workers should be implemented.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Undergraduate Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA

    I worked at UC Davis

    Pros

    Flexible, great experience, friendly, state of the art research

    Cons

    none come to mind at this moment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Davis, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and energetic work environment,
    good benefits for all workers,
    laid back work culture,
    knowledgeable coworkers,
    amazing learning opportunities for everyone interested,
    Fantastic environment for research.

    Cons

    Salary for postdocs are low compared to administrators and faculty.
    Davis town very small and overpriced for the facilities it offers.
    Have to travel to Sacramento or San Francisco to get big city experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management should do more to keep research talent on campus specially when companies offer so much more benefits and pay. With the bay area so close by it might be hard to retain research talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA

    I worked at UC Davis part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good time for work, not high work load, students always be easy to get along and also the professor. Sometimes get into trouble when groups maybe lazy. Great at whole

    Cons

    small time taken, but had to explain much to students in long office hours. labs numbers limited so have to be careful not to be conflict. Need to know code in advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    can have a better manage of the labs so that get all things ready. Sometimes lack of tools,which is not common in these kind of labs, but commonly happens here, so please prepare better

  7.  

    Great experience working as student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis

    Pros

    Worked in their accounting and financial services department. Great working environment and everyone was friendly. I worked only part-time depending on my class schedule, and they were flexible enough to understand.

    Cons

    No cons really. I stayed with them for less than a year to concentrate on studying. No complaints during my employement.

  8.  

    Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    Working with the graduate studies department was a good experience. I improved my web development skills with the help of my supervisor. They are very attentive.

    Cons

    The work that I was put to do was pretty extensive and I feel that the amount of pay did not reflect the kind of work I did.

  9.  

    Easy, based off academic knowledge

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Tutor in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Student Tutor in Davis, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for students that want extra pay

    Cons

    No room to grow, get promoted

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Excellent job with fantastic opportunities for students.

    Current Employee - Peer Advisor
    Current Employee - Peer Advisor

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Phenomenal work environment - close knit group of student workers, and professional staff who are very friendly. Many peer advisors come in to the office when not on shifts as a place to study/hang out. Very engaging work if you enjoy talking with students. Make valuable connections with people all over campus.

    Cons

    A tremendous amount of training, borderline excessive. Much of this is done with student housing which is a frustrating group to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Very little should be changed, it has been an excellent job that I highly recommend.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Resident Advisor/ Senior Resident Advisor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Davis, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Excellent opportunities to network and bond with both residents and other RAs. You will quickly learn time management skills and become good at communicating with a broad range of people.

    Cons

    It is a 24-hour job. There can be a lot of stress when you work where you live because you do not have a break from your position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and communicate better with the employees. There was a lot of last minute information and expectations that were brought out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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