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

UC Davis Reviews in Sacramento, CA

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.9 204 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

Linda Katehi

(79 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great for technology and innovation, could do better with managing people.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

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

ProsExcellent environment for working with technology and innovating new lighting solutions. Lots of great projects with practical focus on delivering useful work. Great work/life balance.

ConsScientists and engineers do not always make the best managers. Soft skills in management could have be improved. University R&D job so pay was well below market value. Political skills required to advance.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees as people, notice when the perform as agreed to, and provide constructive criticism (tell them what you need that you are not getting) when they don't perform instead of just saying demeaning or judgmental things.

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

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Good opportunity for learning

Clinical Assistant Volunteer (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA

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

ProsIncrease my experience and skills

ConsLess hand on experience on clinical procedure

Advice to Senior ManagementPut volunteers in same place of their experience

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good job while a graduate student

Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Davis, CA

I have been working at UC Davis part-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible schedule; decent pay for only 20 hrs/wk. Allows plenty of time for your graduate studies. There is a fair amount of ebb and flow in the workload - some weeks you'll work more than 20 hrs/wk, others you'll work far less - but most weeks you're apt to put in far less than 20 hrs.

ConsExperience will vary depending on faculty you're TAing for

Advice to Senior ManagementDepartment heads should have greater oversight of faculty members since some place ridiculous demands on the TAs and the TAs have little recourse.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting

CAO (Current Employee)
Davis, CA

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

ProsCutting edge, working with students, faculty and the frontiers of great research!

ConsUC undergoing considerable administrative changes in an effort to consolidate, reduce costs and get out of a 1950's business model.

Advice to Senior ManagementReorganizations and shift to shared services at the college/school level have often not been handled by folks with actual experience and backgrounds in organizational change and implementation.

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

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Great job to have while being a full time student.

Tutor (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

I worked at UC Davis part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFriendly and main people in charge of the program invested in their tutors.

ConsSome times it was hard to get all the hours I wanted because every tutoring session was usually set at the beginning of each quarter.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work.

Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

I worked at UC Davis full-time for more than 5 years

ProsUC Davis is a fun place to work. The school has access to good benefits for full time employees and an exciting atmosphere to work in. The town of Davis is very family friendly and has great local schools.

ConsThe UC system does not pay as high as other universities and negotiating your salary is not straightforward, especially if you are doing research. Unfortunately, for graduate students who have families, it is financially difficult to afford healthcare and a basic lifestyle.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Learning Environment

Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee)
Davis, CA

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

ProsExposed to many aspects of the administrative side of the campus. Learned how to use excel extensively. Supervisors are very patient in explaining tasks. They are also mindful of my school schedule, allowing me to be flexible with my hours. Overall very chill work place.

ConsI sometimes have nothing to do, so I just study at my desk.
Not challenged enough on tasks, though its not an internship, I would still like to learn more.

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Great place to live and work

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

I worked at UC Davis full-time for more than 3 years

ProsUC Davis is a good university. The city of Davis is a great place to live; it has a small town feel with all the benefits of living close to the state capitol, Sacramento.

ConsAs a postdoc, your experience will be heavily dependent on the professor you work for; some professors can be more demanding than others.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worked part time and went to school

Project Assistant (Former Employee)
Davis, CA

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

ProsGreat benefits. Laid back environment.

ConsPoor leadership and very disorganized.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe innovative and evaluate feedback from staff and auidences.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Do not go here if you do not want to get a masters of PhD

SRA I (Current Employee)
Davis, CA

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

ProsHas benefits and other staff resources which are nice.

ConsIf you do not have a masters or PhD (and do not really want to get one), then this place does not have many options for you since most of the higher level positions require advanced education.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would have loved some guidance on how I could have turned my 'job' into a career but offering future training or education.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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