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UC Riverside Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
198 Reviews
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198 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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    SRA

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    Current Employee - SRA in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - SRA in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Pros

    Good benefit in retirement, vacation and sick leave with a support working environment.

    Cons

    low salary, with very little or no rise for years. It was hard to move up to the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make more room for personal growth and promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Tough non-caring environment

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    Current Employee - Good Place to Work If You Are Looking for Benefits, Stablility in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Good Place to Work If You Are Looking for Benefits, Stablility in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, lots of paid time off, UCR is part of one of largest and most prestigious university systems in the nation. It's beautiful campus and coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Management in this particular department is non-efficient. Not much opportunity to advance (people who ask about moving up are are told to take another job somewhere else.) Nothing exciting is coming out of the unit -- it's always status quo with no out of the box ideas. Personally, I will never go back to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunity to best employees,take a good look at mid-level managers and whether they are doing more than just the minimum. There are lots of talented people on campus and outside as well who can make a difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Full Time Student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    BCOE is the pros, great college, and nice buildings.

    Cons

    N/A. minimum 20 words to be consider an discussion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clubs.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great Campus To Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Pros

    Good team environment that is supportive of diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive with other public institutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Great working experience

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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 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
  11.  

    UCR Dining Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Riverside, CA

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    You work alone if you work in AI or Lothian. If you work in the HUB, it can get pretty crazy and chaotic.

    Cons

    When I worked there, I did not get paid for an hour for the cleaning and maintenance of Scotty C-store. If you work alone in AI or Lothian, its very hard to get someone to take over your shifts if your sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Free meal very day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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