UC Riverside Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
176 Reviews
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176 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • UCR offers a great benefits package (in 7 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.  

    Great work environment, positive attitudes and motivated people.

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

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

    Pros

    Brilliant coworkers, team spirit, work together for a common good. Everyone is willing to teach and most are willing to learn.

    Cons

    long commute for me but close if you live in Moreno Valley, San Bernardino or downtown Riverside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I did feel that a lot of money was spent on unnecessary things. i.e multiple monitors, super-fast laptops, when we needed money for other research projects.

    Recommends
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Pros

    good practice of public speaking

    Cons

    not all TAs are top students

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    TA

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

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great facilities with TA rooms to work and learn

    Cons

    Wish there could be more TA positions

    Recommends
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    The Professor I was assisted was very kind and helpful. It was a great teaching experience.

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

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

    Pros

    UCR provides a lot of opportunities for talented graduate student in all aspects. Before I started teaching, the graduate division hold orientation for all TAs in the year to make sure we would know how to become a teacher. The faculties and staffs there were very friendly and supportive to answer any questions and help me become an excellent TA along the way.

    Cons

    For some of the classes, TA could be in charge of grading as well, so sometimes I have to work till late at night to grade students' papers. You need a good time management.

    Recommends
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    UCR

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time

    Pros

    Overall, It's been a great experience working in a research lab. The faculty and students are very friendly. There are plenty of opportunities to work closely with faculty on research projects. There are many chances to cross-train in various areas too. Also, the benefits are great and flexible schedules are a plus.

    Cons

    The pay is low and pay raises don't happen often. Approval process is slow. There aren't many opportunities for advancement if you work in a research lab. Parking is a hassle during the school year, on-campus and off-campus.

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    Comfortable Work Environment

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

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

    Pros

    I worked in the ARTSBlock section and was rarely actually on campus. The workplace was comfortable, and I was provided the latest equipment to do my work with. Coworkers and management were really friendly. There was always a diverse amount of projects to work on.

    Cons

    Sometimes progress on projects was slow due to politics. I can only really speak on technology projects though, most of the art installations processes and museum cataloging were, while cool, pretty alien to me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Resident Advisor Interview

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Pros

    You are interviewed by two people (I believe one full-time housing emloyee and one student employee). If selected you proceed to the next stage and and take a course. They discuss various topics such as leadership, effectively assisting students, etc. From there they will decided if you will become a student housing employee. You don's have to be particularly outgoing, but definitely speak up and show ( in a non- overbearing and non-hyper competitive way that you want the job).

    Cons

    Some of the people chosen later become slackers or are lame RAs that don't really do much. They are more about the free stipend and housing benefits. I wish they had an easier way of weeding them out. However, don't be turned off by this. People like this exist everywhere. Apply!!

  9.  

    I worked for the Transportation and Parking Services

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    Former Employee - Events in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Events in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    Easy work and available hours. Close access to job and very flexible hours. Coworkers are all students too so you'll probably make some friends.

    Cons

    Thankless, early hours, directing traffic is very dangerous considering the low pay, often micromanaged by leads for simple tasks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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.

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