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UC Irvine Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.8 218 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake

Michael V. Drake

(68 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It is a very diverse and friendly work environment (in 13 reviews)

  • Friendly staff and peers, flexible hours, decent pay (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is low and salary increases do not occur regularly (in 6 reviews)

  • Furloughs and budget cuts swept the university (in 7 reviews)

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    No one will teach you how to do anything, its all figure it on your own

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsA lot of figure it on your own, which is good cause you learn hands on.
    Huge grants which enabled a lot of off topic research, which helped finding new stuff.

    ConsThe professor that I was doing research with had a conclusion already in mind, in spite of all the data showing otherwise, she was insisting to find a way to show that her assumptions were right. Not exactly how research should be done. Also, the grants allocated to these researches were ridiculous and was not spent properly.

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    Great job

    Student Stacker (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsHours were flexible for a student.

    ConsClosing shifts were tedious. The library would smell horrible during final's week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be nicer to the students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice people and nice campus!

    ConsLots of red tape sometimes.

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

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    Rewarding and Friendly Environment

    Course Reader (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsWorking side by side with professors
    Flexibility
    Friendly staff

    ConsLow compensation
    Little to no training

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

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    Parking and Transportation

    Traffic Director (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsFlexible hours. You get to work with a good number of people in your team and through customer service. The tasks that needs to be done are sometimes repetitive but exciting because everyday is different.

    ConsWill experience customers being mad at you but it's not your fault because it's the system.

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

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    Junior Specialist

    Junior Specialist (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsRelaxed work conditions. Work load is balanced over a 8am to 5pm work day. The university promotes employee safety and safe working conditions.

    ConsSometimes work can be difficult. There might be long days depending on what kind of work is being done. For example, my specialty is histology, and may require working overtime and on the weekends if necessary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep protecting your employees and maintaining the safety conditions that are currently present in the lab.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Adjunct Instructor

    Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee)

    ProsFun, professional people to work with!

    ConsI haven't worked for UCI long enough to provide a credible evaluation of any areas for improvement. Compensation, work-life balance and training opportunities all seem to be very competitive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Postdoctoral scholar

    Postdoctoral Scholar (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat benefits, good working environment

    ConsNo cons as such working at UCI

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    I love teaching at UCI. The faculty staff and students are all exceptional in many ways and I totally love it!

    Lecturer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsIt is a very diverse and friendly work environment. Very progressive and positive!

    ConsNot too many things except the low salary which come with teaching for a state school.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is a very political environment and bureaucratic!

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

     

    Hard, but satisfying work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPros: Good facilities as a graduate student

    ConsCons: May be required to teach if funding is unavailable, depending on research group

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