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University of California Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
121 Reviews
3.6
121 Reviews
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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
  • Low pay, relative to market levels (in 4 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1.  

    It was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California

    Pros

    There was a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    There were not enough work hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great!

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California

    Pros

    Funding opportunities like TAships and RAships.

    Cons

    Located in a small town in Central Valley, CA.

  3.  

    Security with Benefits

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    Former Employee - Event Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of California full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great visual environment, offers good financial preparation for retirement

    Cons

    Monthly Parking Fees a bit pricey.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California

    Pros

    Diversity is very good and appreciated

    Cons

    Low pay for most students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advanced courses Is required for better jobs

  6.  

    An amazing campus, very bright people to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time

    Pros

    Next to a beach, top notch researchers.

    Cons

    Expensive place to live at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase grad student salary, recruit more aggressively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    superb

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    Current Employee - Security Officer UCSF PD in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Security Officer UCSF PD in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    number one in the nations,diversity and benifits

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great experience and friendly environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA

    I have been working at University of California part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great experience and friendly environment.

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain so far.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great educational environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Doctoral Graduate Student Researcher in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Doctoral Graduate Student Researcher in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing, Super Friendly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at University of California part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Gives ample time for coursework.

    Cons

    Hours exceeded than what was intended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    UCSC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California

    Pros

    amazing location, friendly staff, diverse opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    bureaucracy, logging hours, parking, transportation

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