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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)

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108 Employee Reviews
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    Generally stable workplace with opportunities to make a difference

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to work with many smart people and to make a difference in California; great benefits including a pension

    ConsSalaries lag and raises depend on the state budget; decision making is slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for opportunities.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Merced, CA

    ProsNew opportunities are always available as the campus continues to grow.

    ConsOne has to adapt to frequent changes.

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

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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

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    Great working environment - very collaborative. Everyday is a challenge, and the work is very dynamic.

    Doctoral Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA

    ProsVery collaborative and dynamic working environment.

    ConsThere should be more opportunity to take courses outside the department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits, real retirement, labor protection

    ConsDefinitely depends upon department. Some faculty are great others not so much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep opportunities open

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    Great research resources.

    Research Engineer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsVery complete research laboratories to carry out research. Very well funded and recognized University.

    ConsIntermediate employes have to pay for parking on Campus.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosamazing location, friendly staff, diverse opportunities, good benefits

    Consbureaucracy, logging hours, parking, transportation

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    Decent experience while working as a Temp in the Informatics Department.

    Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) Westwood, CA

    ProsI was able to work with magnificent doctors.

    ConsWas held back from fully participating in projects due to 'Temp' status.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to include your 'Temp' in projects to make use of him/her as a resource while employed.

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

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