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UC Riverside Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
206 Reviews
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206 Reviews
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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.  

    Amazing Experience

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    Former Employee - Peer Advisor
    Former Employee - Peer Advisor

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    Great management, awesome mentors, very flexible schedule, very inviting and open work environment.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working in Higher Education

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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 a year)

    Pros

    The diverse intellectual community you get to work in, educational setting, beautiful well maintained campus, friendly staff, well taken care of by the community

    Cons

    Parking is expensive, weather very dry sunny and hot most of the year, can be bureaucratic to get help you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get the feeling sometimes that administration neglects or forgets about you in your department. It can seem like they are self-absorbed in their own little bubble.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Graduate School Experience In One Word: Community

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    UCR chemistry department is very small, and most research groups are also very small. Students know professors on a first name basis from all divisions of chemistry and are comfortable approaching them for help or advice. UCR is a top school to watch as our chemistry department's research competes with research leaders in their fields at top universities across the country.

    Cons

    The only con really, is Riverside itself. It is located in the Inland Empire so the weather is warm throughout the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job placement assistance at the end of grad student's careers could really use some help in this department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I worked at the Human Resources department of UCR as a work study student.

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Riverside, CA

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    I had an amazing supervisor, flexible hours. The organization had great value, culture.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this time.

  6.  

    The experience was superb, I've learned a lot from professors and my colleagues.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Pros

    Good location (california), very convenient to go to LA, SD, OC, etc. The researchers are very talented.

    Cons

    got extremely hot in the summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lower SRC fees

  7.  

    Great for student workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Riverside, CA

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Being a student worker for one of the departments on campus, they are real flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    There was no really opportunities to advance and there was little training available for student workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for student workers who may want to continue employment post-graduation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Engineering department is growing

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

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

    Pros

    A great engineering school. The program is really growing and there is a lot to learn. The nanofabrication cleanroom facilities are also improving.

    Cons

    Because the engineering program is younger, there is limited access to tools and equipment, dependent on what your research requires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Terminated my contract before it was over.

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at UC Riverside full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back friendly staff and environment.

    Cons

    Too laid back environment with incompetent staff. Management did not honor contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor contracts that YOU wrote for us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    n/a

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Pros

    great working environment for success

    Cons

    The location is not the best for a college

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    UCR Physics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Pros

    The Physics department at UCR is run my very competent and smart people. They explain stuff that needs to be done in an understandable manner

    Cons

    communication from the top is bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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