UC Riverside
3.8 of 5 153 reviews
www.ucr.edu Riverside, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

UC Riverside Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.8 153 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox

Kim A. Wilcox

(18 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
153 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good learning experience and training"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Good benefits, relax working enviroments"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "State budget cuts are making the jobs very insecure, with pay cuts and furloughs implemented system-wide"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Management and Supervisors are over worked and room for growth is minimum"
    in 3 reviews
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    UCR ain't half bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat faculty, nice campus, access to many tons of resources if you know how to find them. UCR has a lot of hidden gems and has been rapidly expanding since I graduated. The rec center and botanic gardens are both excellent. Cheap if you are in state.

    ConsThe whether is awful at times. The campus is in a bad part of town, once you get a couple of blocks out its all seedy motels and shady characters. Not quite the bustling city life you would find in a place like LA or SF but down town still has a fair amount to offer.

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    It has been great working for this university.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are great and easy to work with. There are many great leadership opportunities available on this campus. The pay is pretty good depending on what job you receive. The people understand you are a student and can work with you on balancing school and work.

    ConsMany of the jobs for students are work study related. To find a job that is not work study related, it would have to be more unique or specific to a department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its was a good experience. Great professors. But funding was a issue

    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee)
    Riverside, CA

    ProsGreat labs and professors for research and classes.

    ConsLess funding for the researchers. Therefore less financial support.

    Advice to Senior ManagementArrange funding for the growing institute

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

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    Teaching Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood salary; nice working environment; flexible time schedule;

    Consnot much training; some departments TA work more than 20 hours per week

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    Good University, a lot of chances

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA great university to get the higher education and graduate training

    ConsThe weather is too dry and hot, not so many local companys for the students' job

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    Fair work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLimited time of work (as a part-time employee), nice collegues

    Consunequal assignments varying across courses and instructors

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    Student worker in OCAE office

    Global Offices Abroad Leader (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat experience for student workers to learn in a work environment that is highly supportive and seeks to help the students gain new skills. Working at the OCAE office helped me alot both personally and professionaly, sadly the office has been downsized in recent years but it's created a more cozy enviroment.

    ConsWorking with other students can be a bit stressful at times . Sometimes there were students who just weren't willing to put in the work for their applications or when they wanted to withdraw past deadlines they became mad if we tried to tell them it was too late to withdraw fee free. Notable incident was one student trying to blame everyone else but herself for the latter incident.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement in the OCAE office is great albeit the chain of command is very vague and none of the student workers actually knew who to answer to

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

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    good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood benefits and pay and ability to rise

    ConsDining management isn't looking at what the students want

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

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy Job, pay is good

    ConsCompensation is stagnant, not much room for improvement

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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAs a student, it is convenient to have a job located at your school. The pay is not bad, I make $10/thour for screening movies. But it's only a 3 hour job, sometimes the movie won't last that long, so I'll make $10 or $20 per week.

    ConsThe people in charge of payroll are not always on top of their work and don't always answer your e-mails in an appropriate time manner. It is also difficult to land a job at school. Most of the jobs on campus are work-study only, and when you're "too rich for work study" that does affect your chances at landing a job. Even when you have work-study, the competition is fierce. I applied to several jobs my freshman year of college only to get rejected due to lack of experience, the same situation applied throughout the next three years. How was I to land a job, when no one wanted to give me a chance. Eventually, I did manage to get a job, one that did not require an interview. One of my professors needed someone to be a projectionist for his class, so I asked for the job and got it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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