UC Riverside Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
168 Reviews
3.9
168 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good learning experience and training (in 4 reviews)

  • good benefits and pay and ability to rise (in 6 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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  1.  

    UCR pretty good UC school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable faculty and staff with good benefits. You are able to make your own hours and project with approval from advisor. The campus is really nice and wonderful to walk around.

    Cons

    It is very hot during the summer and the parking is often none existent after 11 am. THE surrounding area is unsafe with frequent reports of thefts on or near campus.

    Recommends
  2.  

    the working environment is good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Pros

    People here are very nice

    Cons

    the weather is too hot.

  3.  

    great place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    I liked working here, flexible with school schedule which is helpful

    Cons

    I can't think of anything I did not like

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  5.  

    graduate student

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

    I worked at UC Riverside full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great professor to work, learn skills which you want

    Cons

    poor graduate advisor, don't allow to take courses in other department, it's not fair at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Student

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation as a graduate student is decent

    Cons

    Political issues in the department. People aren't very knowledgeable or willing to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise some of the business processes for the school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    UCR Dining

    Former Employee - UCR Dining, Service Worker  in  Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - UCR Dining, Service Worker in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    Depending on the facility you work it could be a lot of fun. Lots of friendly coworkers, you get to meet new people, work is relatively easy, and you get free food.

    Cons

    Managers at the HUB like to breathe down your neck while you work, guests can be rude sometimes, standing for long periods tend to wreck your feet, management sometimes plays favorite and promotes incompetent morons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP BREATHING DOWN PEOPLE'S NECKS and promote people who work hard and actually know what they're doing.

  8.  

    UCR was wonderful to me

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    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst  in  Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They were great to me, the people were wonderful, considerate, let me take time off as needed. I would work here again.

    Cons

    There were not many cons. I enjoyed my work, the people I worked with and the physical environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Okay

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent facilities and graduate student resources through Grad Division and Graduate Student Association. Your experience, as with any graduate program, will be dependent upon your major advisor and whether his/her advising style suites you.

    Cons

    I found there to be a lack of courses within my department. I received little training for the techniques I was to use in my research. A lack of TAships is becoming a big problem and leaves some students struggling for funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offers to graduate students should come with guarantees that funding will be available through TAships or GSR's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Bad Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Downtown Riverside has some nice places and you can ride the bus all over the city for free. The local mall is decent. You can take the train to downtown Los Angeles in about an hour.

    Cons

    This place is bad news for TA's and students in the business school. Classes are huge, as are the discussion sections TA's have to manage. The business program is not very good. It charges a lot of money for big classes, few electives and poor faculty members. The good faculty all left a few years ago. Recruiters don't come here so you are on your own getting a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give business TA's the same deal TA's in other departments have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    UCR Physics tutor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Pros

    great work environment, good hours, friendly coworkers, awesome boss, students always friendly, scheduling does not conflict with class scheduling

    Cons

    parking is way too far from the actual campus, always have to plan at least a 15 min. walk to work site unless you pay over $100 for a parking permit, summers are miserable walking to and from work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give us parking!

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