UC Davis Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi
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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 helpful (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Budget cuts are resulting in layoffs and general downsizing (in 8 reviews)

  • Low pay and unorganized at times (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Postdoc

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher

    I worked at UC Davis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborating atmosphere and great research

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to report


  2. Computer Lab Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    Probably the best job on campus as a student. Teaches you a lot of things, and is run by very good people.

    Cons

    It can be really boring at times, especially during the summer. It can be easy to lose focus. Also usually shifted by yourself most of the time.


  3. Graduate Student

    Former Employee - California in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - California in Davis, CA

    I worked at UC Davis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My experience at Davis was great. Learned a lot and had great classes, mentors, and piers. I would recommend the school to anyone

    Cons

    Living in Davis can be tough at times, especially during the hot summer. You are your own boss in many ways so working hard is to your advantage.

    Advice to Management

    No advice really.


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  5. Junior Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Quiet and Peace. People are very nice here.

    Cons

    A little bit boring. Not much entertainment.


  6. Grad research assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lay back environment, beautiful and friendly town, coworkers are very supportive

    Cons

    like other graduate students, sometimes we feel bored and unmotivated


  7. Research Assistant

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

    I worked at UC Davis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Guidance to help you grow. Ample resources.

    Cons

    No cons in my lab.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Great company, making huge progress in disrupting enterprise communications.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing, dedicated team with a passion for helping the undergraduate community seamlessly transition into the workforce after college.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of - the staff is full of nurturing individuals and counselors with years and years of experience mentoring undergraduates on landing internships and full-time positions.


  9. Student Assistant III

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    I get to work a great job with a great supervisor.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of.


  10. Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis

    Pros

    This was a good learning opportunity

    Cons

    They pay low wages, which isn't good.


  11. First Year Experience Peer Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Year Experience Peer Advisor in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - First Year Experience Peer Advisor in Davis, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment with other students. They gave us the ability to do outside tasks (homework) when things were slow. Flexible hours. Easy to get shifts covered.

    Cons

    Staff meetings were often held even when no information needed to be covered. Staff was often burnt out from working the entire summer orientation.

    Advice to Management

    Hire increased staff that don't work orientation so they are not burnt out by the time the school year starts.



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