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UC Irvine Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
275 Reviews
3.9
275 Reviews
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UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, willing to work around your schedule (in 16 reviews)

  • Great work environment and great people to work with (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is low and salary increases do not occur regularly (in 7 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    There is a reason that people stay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at UC Irvine full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are great, students are energizing

    Cons

    Salary in the nonprofit sector is not as high as in the private; limited upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great school to TA for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Irvine

    Pros

    Generous paycheck, and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Hard to balance with coursework

  3.  

    very good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Irvine

    Pros

    I loved the friendly staff. Everyone was very helpful and willing to discuss future career options and give school/work advice. Flexible work hours, minimum wage pay.

    Cons

    None to describe. I enjoyed my work and time there, left to study abroad.

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  5.  

    UC Irvine Comprehensive Review Reader

    Current Employee - UC Irvine Review Reader in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - UC Irvine Review Reader in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at UC Irvine

    Pros

    Temporary position for the University to read freshman applications. You can work from home after attending 2 on-campus trainings and one through ReadyTalk.

    Cons

    Lots of reading. Take breaks as needed and keep track of your hours and number of reads, as the online system does not track your number easily.

  6.  

    Level 1 Parking Attendant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Irvine part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Can set your own hours
    Can study during downtime in kiosks
    Supervisors are nice

    Cons

    Upper Management
    Sometimes you get scheduled over blocked off times, but supervisors easily fix it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Programmer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Irvine

    Pros

    - People are professional and friendly
    - Good working environment
    - Able to take walks because of campus design (you don't see that a lot in other corporate companies)
    - Yearly staff picnics and team building events

    Cons

    Sorry to say but:
    - Salary is below market value and not competitive
    - Staff pays for parking

  8.  

    UC Irvine is a good company to work for and has decent benefits.

    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher

    I worked at UC Irvine full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are good benefits and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    It is a very large company.

  9.  

    This is a very fantastic university for its specified courses, kind professors and beautiful campus.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at UC Irvine full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Students are accessible to research in their colleges and the courses are very specific.

    Cons

    An extra intern opportunity for students should be required for graduation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Irvine, CA

    I worked at UC Irvine

    Pros

    Large campus, provide housing for student.

    Cons

    Professor here has unlimited right to decide students' score, and they would abuse their power.
    Career fair could not attract enough large companies to come. Twitter, Linkedin never show up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Student officer at ICS sucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Social Science Teaching Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Irvine

    Pros

    Working with and mentoring undergraduate students. Minimum work load.

    Cons

    Professors who are unorganized and/or uninspiring and uninspiring. Other TAs who don't seem to care.

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