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UC Davis Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
372 Reviews
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372 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 11 reviews)

  • Fast paced working environment, people are friendly at work, great location (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, salary is low compared to other universities (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Customer Service Representative

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Great student environment, basic cashier or inventory tasks and shelving books.

    Cons

    Upper Management can be sporadic and disorganized, focusing on different projects and having lackluster results in said projects

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    Great place to do research

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Employee in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Employee in Davis, CA

    I worked at UC Davis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Happy atmosphere with a friendly environment! Meet a lot of people from all over the wold

    Cons

    Small and expensive city! Salary is lost mostly for rent. Not much to do if you want to have a more full extracurricular activities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    UC Davis is great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    It is a great environment work in. Alot of good opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    There are budget cuts and limited funding. Also, salary is low compared to other universities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work, somewhat bureacratic

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

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

    Pros

    Calm, supportive atmosphere. People believe in what they are doing and strive for quality, if not excellence.

    Cons

    Hard to innovate. Budget restriction are severe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some advice from the private sector and innovate! Take risks!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Intern in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Structured but relaxed work place. Everybody was friendly and cubicles were not up high so you could see people's faces.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic management was not for me, but may be for others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great campus

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis

    Pros

    relaxed working environment and very respective of students work schedule.

    Cons

    Low pay and unorganized at times.

  8.  

    Its great helping others and watching the positive effects on the patients

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    Current Employee - Front Desk/Transporter in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Front Desk/Transporter in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    being with people and helping them and how greatful a simple smile and short conversation can make.

    Cons

    It is an hospital and lots ill people of all kinds and types there are risks in possible catching something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that there might be more saftey talks to all employees on how precautions such as us the hand sanitizer as much as posible, use of gloves, mask and wipe down the wheelchairs every and each time of use. Now that here is the ebola scare I feel these minor but effective practices should be reminded and or enforced more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Student housing

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant IV in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant IV in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for growth and raises

    Cons

    The red tape and bureacracy gets in the way at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Undergraduate Researcher

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned many valuable skills for becoming an engineer especially as a student.

    Cons

    Compensation was definitely low, considering my wage as a researcher was less than that of my friend in IT. However, the educational value of my time here made that lower wage worth it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice school

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment for a grad student researcher, good work-life balance and good atmosphere in the lab (at least in my lab). Professors are happy to offer help.

    Cons

    Limited funding for big scientific instrument (which are really in need) and also lack of research funding for many PIs. Though they did not cut the grad researcher stipend but it's really bad to worry about money when doing research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with the industry for possible funding source via collaboration and intern/job opportunities for the students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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