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UC Davis Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
403 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Friendly staffs I have met

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    Former Employee - Tech Intern
    Former Employee - Tech Intern

    I worked at UC Davis

    Pros

    Co-workers were willing to help for everything.

    Cons

    Office is small and people intend to work there forever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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    Office environment is very out of date.

  3.  

    Great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    The people are all very nice and I love the campus.

    Cons

    The pay is low, as expected. No real cons other than that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Researcher

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

    I worked at UC Davis

    Pros

    Inspiring university environment. Davis has a down to earth town feel.

    Cons

    Short-term researchers need to be treated with more respect. Researchers do the heavy academic work while professors get credit for overseeing research from a very far distance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all staff with respect not only long-term staff.

  6.  

    Once a great place to work, but not so much anymore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative, entrepreneurship is encouraged

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times, hyper non-confrontational over dysfunctional shared services center to the point of pretending it is a good thing when in fact it is inefficient, more costly, and extends processing times, eroding benefits,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your mid level management as much as you value executives and rank and file staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lab Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment. Conpensation is good.

    Cons

    can be stressful due to workload.

  8.  

    Solid Company

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    Former Employee - Assistant
    Former Employee - Assistant

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

    Pros

    Management is reasonable with employees.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve efficiency and organization at all levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis

    Pros

    Nice environment to study And have fun

    Cons

    theres no cons to this school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Individual Tutoring

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Tutor in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    As an individual tutor for the Student Academic Success Center and full-time student, this job provides the opportunity to work with a high hourly wage (much higher than minimum) and practice your communication skills.

    Cons

    You are not guaranteed a tutee as it is on an on-demand basis. You only get a tutee if the course is in demand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Irritating bureaucracy, but worth it if you're patient

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis

    Pros

    - Location
    - Promotion from within is available for many student workers
    - Work with a diverse population
    - Perks

    Cons

    - Slow to change
    - Long processes when dealing with most things
    - Poor communication between departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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