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University of California Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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3.6 108 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

University of California President Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano

(10 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • amazing location, friendly staff, diverse opportunities, good benefits(in 6 reviews)

  • Opportunity to work with many smart people and to make a difference in California; great benefits including a pension(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Parking sucks and it costs an arm and a leg and despite increasing student fees there always seems to be budget cuts around every corner(in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay, relative to market levels(in 3 reviews)

108 Employee Reviews
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    An amazing campus, very bright people to work with.

    Graduate Student (Current Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    ProsNext to a beach, top notch researchers.

    ConsExpensive place to live at.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease grad student salary, recruit more aggressively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    superb

    Security Officer UCSF PD (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosnumber one in the nations,diversity and benifits

    ConsI don't have any cons to say,I think it's good for me

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great experience and friendly environment

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Davis, CA

    Prosgreat experience and friendly environment.

    ConsThere is nothing to complain so far.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great educational environment.

    Doctoral Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee) La Jolla, CA

    ProsFantastic quality of faculty and resources to learn and perform high level science. There are so many investigators doing so many different things that you can certainly find someone to help you no matter where your research takes you.

    ConsThe bureaucracy‎ of the university can be tedious sometimes. Also budget cutting makes it more and more difficult to function as a student.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing, Super Friendly.

    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee) Riverside, CA

    ProsGives ample time for coursework.

    ConsHours exceeded than what was intended.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    UCSC

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosamazing location, friendly staff, diverse opportunities, good benefits

    Consbureaucracy, logging hours, parking, transportation

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    My experience at the university of California was amazing.

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    Prossurrounded by the most intelligent group of individuals who are involved in public education in the world

    Consa large population leads to less individual attention

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you are doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great opportunity, enjoyed working on the project!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere were people from various states that came in to work. I was able to make a lot of connections and meet new people

    ConsThere were no downsides, I enjoyed working in the city

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    UCSD Great Place To Work

    Computer Support Specialist (Former Employee) La Jolla, CA

    ProsSalary may be a dash lower than working for the private sector but the perks of being in an academic environment, the fellow colleagues you meet and the benefits are great. There is always some type of event going on in this one big community. Food is always around!

    ConsProcesses can move slow sometimes. Kind of like working for a government job at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork study has truly benefited me

    ConsThere are no cons about working for UC Berkeley.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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