UC Riverside Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
236 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
4.1
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox
Kim A. Wilcox
37 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

236 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Academic Resource Center

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    Very flexible in time schedules. Good pay.

    Cons

    None at all. All was well.


  2. Reader Grader

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible working time and very nice faculties.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will fell frustrated when it is final week.


  3. Resident Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Riverside, CA

    I worked at UC Riverside (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Free Room and Board
    - You will meet some great people (some)
    - Living on campus is so convenient
    - The school is actually pretty great and keeps getting better!

    Cons

    - Coworkers are not always the best...
    - Management/Resident Directors are not professional at all and get involved in the Squabbles of the team (not in the intervene and help way but, are part of the problem)

    Advice to Management

    Some RD's have gotten to be complacent and really don't help the team...


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Had a great time working here

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside full-time

    Pros

    Close to academia - had lots of opportunities to participate in research projects, join in on conferences and lectures
    Get to meet diverse people and join social activities
    Some student facilities are offered to staff, including the gym

    Cons

    Lower pay for my job title
    Parking is expensive
    Company perks can't really compare to industry


  6. Title

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, fun team, good guys, great boss

    Cons

    pay could definitely be higher, but we're paid by a grant so not much we can do about that


  7. Fulfilling and rewarding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time

    Pros

    Being able to interact on a daily basis with different people and learning new things everyday. Relaxing atmosphere makes working there not stressful.

    Cons

    A lot of demand on certain times of year with no additional compensation. Can be frustrating to find time to make for yourself during these influxes.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees the opportunity to have more flexibility to their schedule due to variable differences in workload.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Undergraduate Admissions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    sense of community
    diverse environment
    job security

    Cons

    favoritism in hiring
       appearances matter


  9. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - IT Support in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good flexibility, good benefits, excellent if you're looking to make some money while taking classes. Always work around my class schedule.

    Cons

    Low pay. The benefits for part time are okay, but the low pay does not make up for it. In my three years here I never got a raise, despite my excellent work.

    Advice to Management

    Please give more incentives (Such as benefits or pay raises), even for student workers. Other than that, keep up the good flexibility :)


  10. I'm in a great lab

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I work in botany and plant sciences. Overall I am impressed with the quality of the department compared to university of kentucky. University HR and everything works smoothly as well

    Cons

    I don't have any. I am in a great lab and have the best boss.


  11. VCSA Politcal Tactics - Undergraduate Admissions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative I, II, and III
    Former Employee - Administrative I, II, and III

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    Benefits were good. Cultural diversity is inspiring. Beautiful campus. Campus to staff involvement is fun.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to move from an Admin position without leaving the department. Management is a hierarchy and utilizes fear and threats to "motivate" employees, especially student employees. No incentive to attend and finish degree. Money driven.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees that are in the trenches day to day when they offer advice and critique of middle management. When middle management is allowed to say out loud that they prefer that their employees be afraid they will lose their jobs to keep them on their toes, you have lost the battle for a great staff.



Showing 236 of 243 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.