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UC Davis Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
403 Reviews
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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.  

    v good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    best environment veryfriendly. training wwas elaborate. very flexible working hours...............

    Cons

    no real cons, everything was very good,

  2.  

    Academic stimulating environment in a college town

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Convenient to nearby cities. Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Expensive cost of living,
    Mostly college students and lack of professional adults, compared to bay area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Teacher Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    Great way to gain hands-on teaching experience

    Cons

    The system for hiring is difficult

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  5.  

    Large research university that is dedicated to excellence.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Researcher in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Being able to engage with the community and engage with people from the industry. Time-off is great. Pay is fair. People are nice all around. Culture is a little aged, but getting younger.

    Cons

    Too big and at times feels disconnected across departments and labs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    ARC member services attendant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Services Attendant in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Member Services Attendant in Davis, CA

    I worked at UC Davis

    Pros

    The culture is nice as it is mostly students, so as a student you will build a lot of connections. It is also conveinient because it is on campus and the management knows so it is worked into your schdule. Good place for your first job, as they mainly look for behavioral/cultural fit.

    Cons

    It sucks to have an opening or closing shift as it can be very early, or very late. Sometimes you will get stuck with these shifts, but that's not too bad, because almost every employee has.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great school; good opportunity for research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    supportive environment; a lot of resources

    Cons

    college town; homogeneous people; boring

  8.  

    Great Student Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campus Recreations Competitive Sports Supervisor in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Campus Recreations Competitive Sports Supervisor in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Semi-relaxed hours
    Great coworkers
    You get to watch sports for a job
    Training on conflict resolution, first responder first-aid, and customer service.
    Decent salary for on-campus job

    Cons

    Poor organizational environment
    Hours are late at night, early in the morning, or weekends.
    Many shifts are outside, often when it is cold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    I feel that my work really contributes to the betterment of student's lives and supports California's next generation.

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    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible Working Hours
    Reliable Work Hours
    Management is there to help you
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, there is a lot of red tape involved in working at the UC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Decent workload as a graduate student

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant

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

    Pros

    The workload is ok with most professors.

    Cons

    Some professors will allocate all the work to TAs, like writing up HWs, solutions, exams, grading etc, which can be demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Student Developer Program at UC Davis IET

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis

    Pros

    As a student developer you get a great chance to work with cutting edge front end or backend technologies. You get great guidance as well.

    If you are effective you get to work on real project issues and see you efforts implemented.

    Cons

    You are sometimes trivialized as a student, however if you produce well than you are given more tasks.
    Office environment is very out of date.

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