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UC Riverside Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
191 Reviews
4.0
191 Reviews
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UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very knowledgeable faculty and staff with good benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • good learning experience and training (in 4 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great environment, relaxed and supportive of great research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low cost of living means fellowship money goes far

    Cons

    Pollution, traffic, not particularly close to anything exciting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Student

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    Current Employee - Student in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Student in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Pros

    Top class University with high standards

    Cons

    Hectic work load with assignments and projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great working experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working as a Teaching Assistant while obtaining Master's Degree. Entire Earth Sciences Department is like a family and all professors are on a first name basis and collaboration is emphasized. Full benefits at an affordable price.

    Cons

    It is expected that you work long hours for very little pay. However, I was able to get a degree so no complaints!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to start and pursue a rewarding career. Have worked here 10+ years and plan to work 10 years more!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staff are highly motivated and career focused.

    Cons

    Always areas to improve specifically in the areas of too much bureaucracy at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Undergraduate Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    UC Riverside is known for its diversity and integrity. As a sociology professor i have been nurtured and taught with the utmost excellence, strengthening my academic work ethic and inspiring me to be a social worker. I have graduated with life-long relationships and experiences.

    Cons

    There are several majors that are impacted, and social welfare also is not offered at this school. However, they have a wide set of majors that entering students can choose from.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    reat first job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time

    Pros

    ver easy and flexible with schedule

    Cons

    not the best work or pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Positive work environment. Very student focused.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time

    Pros

    Great communication. Management was very clear about what was expected.

    Cons

    Too many students in the classroom.

  9.  

    Fun experience and good management

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Supervisor will work well with your schedule if you're a student
    -compensates well for the amount of work is given to you

    Cons

    If the current position/work you are currently in is not related to major, it will be hard to benefit from work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good school for research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Department has many great professors and research labs.

    Cons

    The city is terrible.
    There is not much to do outside of research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TA schedules could be organized better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    So so experience

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Pros

    As a normal academic job, it is nothing special to work at UCR. The salary is NIH standard, promotion and work-life balance is up to your boss.

    Cons

    Compare to the work load and salary, it is not so good to stay at UCR as a post-d. There is no benefit for future development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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