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Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. Hearst Museum Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great people to work with! They are all very helpful and welcoming.

    Cons

    There could be more communication from upper management.

  2. Security with Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great visual environment, offers good financial preparation for retirement

    Cons

    Monthly Parking Fees a bit pricey.

  3. 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 Management

    Advanced courses Is required for better jobs

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  5. UC Irvine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, friendly atmosphere, organization tries to do the right thing

    Cons

    Financial challenges, cost cutting, impersonal when things are not going well

    Advice to Management

    You've gotten to where you are for any number of reasons. Remember that your people below you are what matters, and it reflects on you directly. Don't spend all of your time trying to look good to those above you, your actions and the success of your employees will say more than you ever could.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place, great benefits, dysfunctional bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Cruz, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a beautiful place, there are some amazing people, the benefits are good and if you work hard you stand out.

    Cons

    Restructuring often without learning much from previous experience, you can get stuck with some awful managers or co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that who you are hiring for the upper management are qualified and understand what they are doing before making sweeping changes. Be careful with your hiring and promotional practices, for such a liberal, experimental campus, women and minorities who speak out are still passed up for promotion and derided, while their white male counterparts are promoted.

  7. Career Counselor Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Career Counselor in Berkeley, CA
    Former Intern - Career Counselor in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -great environment
    -your opinion matters
    -staff development
    -motivated students
    -great leadership

    Cons

    -location is slightly off campus

  8. Working for the world's greatest public university

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    As an alumna, I am proud to work for the world's greatest public education system. It is rewarding to know that my work is helping college students achieve their dreams!

    Cons

    HUGE bureaucracy. Red tape to the extreme. Very disjointed and full of employees who are counting down to retirement who honestly should have been fired years ago. Low pay for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Increase morale and try to incorporate more fun into the workplace. Also, be receptive to new ways to do things.

  9. Don't be a student employee (or RA).

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-study. Free room and board. Learning to cope with terrible situations daily.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid. As an RA for Berkeley (and a CS student) I have had minimal time to work on side projects. There is no pay, and I don't have time on top of this to get another job for expendable income. When the RAs tried to protest against management their response was to threaten to fire all of us. They treat the RAs as easily replaceable. It's not a good environment.

  10. Great Opportunities for Students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at University of California as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment and experience. Fellow co-workers are very kind and helpful. Superiors try to ensure good communication with you.

    Cons

    Didn't have any negative experience.

  11. Worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and a Graduate Student Researcher

    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher, Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher, Graduate Teaching Assistant

    I have been working at University of California part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Enhanced my technical and networking skills, Increased my knowledge base, Learnt how to transfer valuable information to students in an effective manner

    Cons

    No major cons come to mind.

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