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Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Security with Benefits

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


  2. 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


  3. UC Irvine

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


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    Great place, great benefits, dysfunctional bureaucracy

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


  6. Working for the world's greatest public university

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


  7. 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.


  8. Review of University of California (Programmer Analyst)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst

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

    Pros

    Have opportunities to learn new acknowledges from the academic community.

    Cons

    It is a research position, we do some complex statistical analysis as well as algorithm design.


  9. Graduate Student TA overall good job

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

    I have been working at University of California

    Pros

    Flexible hours, pays for tuition, fees, and healthcare in addition to a living stipend.

    Cons

    The living stipend is the same or similar across all UC campuses. This means students at campuses such as Davis or Merced, where rent is cheaper, essentially get more than students at pricier locations such as San Diego or Santa Barbara.


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

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


  11. Excellent University with a variety of programs and opportunity, should increase connectivity.

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good professors, Good programs, Good grading scale, alright job opportunities

    Cons

    Could have a better post grad network, Need to hire more phds, Too Eurocentric

    Advice to Management

    More freedom for Professors to teach classes they want.



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