UC Riverside Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox
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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. Part-time Environmental Health & Safety

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent understanding with hours for students. They give you plenty of opportunity for growth and allow for creative thinking. Good pay for students.

    Cons

    Being at a public university there wasn't always the ability to easily finance projects. It is no fault of the University but may be a different culture if coming from a private background.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The support and opportunities given to students yields a valuable experience for career futures. Keep hiring students.


  2. Phenomenal place to work

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    Current Employee - Head Lifeguard in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Head Lifeguard in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed and very productive environment. The boss is very easy to work with and will frequently work around you. I would recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    There really are not any, everything is laid out for you and with a job on campus it's very hard to be late.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice.


  3. Security life

    Current Employee - Library Security Monitor in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Library Security Monitor in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly and inviting, they constantly have social gatherings with food and snacks. It's a very easy job. Requieres little work but lots of walking.

    Cons

    Because you have limited duties. Such as doing head counts every two hours and then walking around or observing the rest of the time, it does get boring and long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work environment.


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  5. Former Student Recreation Center Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great professional staff that are engaging and supportive, great facility. Employment by the SRC at UC Riverside is seen to be one of the best student jobs provided on campus.

    Cons

    There is a lack of respect for a few professional staff, looks bad on certain departments.


  6. University of California is a excellent place to work

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    Former Employee - Owner/Provider Family Child Care in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Owner/Provider Family Child Care in Riverside, CA

    I worked at UC Riverside full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the diversity in working at a UC. Also, UC system offers excellent benefits, paid time off, and unions for majority of positions.

    Cons

    Working in a academic department can be challenging if you are a woman working with professors from other country's because some lack respect for woman. Professors can sometimes be demanding and rude.

    Advice to Management

    No comment.


  7. Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Assistant
    Current Employee - Assistant

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and great staff.

    Cons

    Students can be difficult at times.


  8. Great place to work as a student

    Former Employee - Orientation Leader in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Orientation Leader in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    Can meet other great people Great supervisors Positive environment Most of summer is free Engage with incoming students Learn a lot about UCR

    Cons

    Cannot take classes at the same time Will have to be in the heat and walking around a lot

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job. Continue doing what you do. Your orientation creates a positive experience for its students and allows them to become engaged with campus-life.


  9. Recreation Center

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are looking for on campus job

    Cons

    Hours may be inconvenient at times


  10. Teacher Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great for finishing up graduate degrees. Wonderful working with students. Training was great.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but not terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay across board for university instructors.


  11. Nice place

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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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are professional. Weather is great.

    Cons

    Small campus, low school rankings



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