UC Davis
3.9 of 5 281 reviews
www.ucdavis.edu Davis, CA 5000+ Employees

UC Davis Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.9 281 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

Linda Katehi

(99 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
281 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work environment, helpful staff, good work hours, a good stable job"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Work life balance is very well respected"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Crappy pay and budget cuts make having a good resume handy a necessity"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Fairly low pay (for IT at least) compared to private sector"
    in 5 reviews
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Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

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

ProsIt helps me to pay in state tuition so that it is really a high level salary. And it helps me to know about University of California undergraduate study situation. Get familiar with professor and undergraduate students.

ConsThe work is very easy and just takes me little time to do it so it does not help me to improve myself.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's a school

Ph D Researcher (Current Employee)
Davis, CA

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

ProsNice environment... Minimum polution because everyone rides bikes.

ConsI have to work... hard... The cafeteria for lunch is kinda bad, even though there is a Starbucks in it.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up...

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

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Great community

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UC Davis full-time

ProsGreat place to do research. I work in plant sciences, and we have some of the best top-notch researchers here. Access to a lot of campus resources and the benefits are really great. They offer free classes just for faculty and staff to improve your performance/work relationships/career path

Conssalaries are generally less than competitive. if you don't like college campus culture, working for a university may be a big con

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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UC Davis great place to work with great benefits.

Academic Adviser (Current Employee)
Davis, CA

I have been working at UC Davis full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe benefits and retirement pension are a definite plus. It is also exciting to work on a college campus with a charged environment. The best part of the job is definitely working with the students!

ConsStaff is not valued by upper management, they are definitely out of touch. When you give a merit increase please make it an actual increase not just a small bump to try and cover the increase to our pension plans.

Advice to Senior ManagementSalaries for the staff need to be looked at and increased to come in line with other workers in the private sector.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Agency to get job experience, great people, and student pay.

Student Director (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

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

Pros- pay (student pay): I started at 10.25 for student director position, which is great considering every other position in other units only get paid 8.
- people: everyone gets along, is friendly and open minded.
- environment: supervisor is great, gives you a lot of creative freedom and license.
- conveniently located on campus

Cons- some of the overhead student employees give bad opinions and conflict with each other a lot.
- the schedule is a little too relaxed at times
- the hours of the building close too early so its hard to finish up projects late at night.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working at UC Davis was very satisfying, excellent health benefits along with great pay.

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

I worked at UC Davis full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat promotions, excellent benefits, beautiful campus.

ConsI lived 45 miles from work.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to do more reclassifications upgrades on job titles.

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

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Amazing employer

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Davis, CA

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

ProsHealth benefits are amazing, cooperative working environment and strong leadership.

ConsParking can be a little scarce at times for how much we pay per month.

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

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Best Job on campus

Computer Room Consultant (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

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

ProsAll I can say is this is probably the best job on campus for a student....

ConsIf you're not a morning person, try not to get an opening shift...

Advice to Senior ManagementAll the managers are great

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Actually I have not work there

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UC Davis

ProsIt is very stable as it is in a school environment, and the people are very nice. nice team, nice people.

ConsTHe pay is not that high as a TA or a reader. It will be good if you are a student, but will not support a lot if you have a family

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Good student job

Member Services Attendant (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

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

ProsFor students, Student Rec and Unions really works around your academic schedule and is sensitive to the fact that students have many obligations outside of work.

ConsThe pay is relatively low.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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