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Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. Great research resources.

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Intermediate employes have to pay for parking on Campus.

  2. 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

  3. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, real retirement, labor protection

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Keep opportunities open

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Administrative Specialist in Westwood, CA
    Former Contractor - Administrative Specialist in Westwood, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to work with magnificent doctors.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  6. Dynamic environment

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work schedule, location, and co-workers (both within own unit and across the University) made it a good place to work

    Cons

    Fiscal erosion due to shortfall of state funding

  7. Excellent university, but value is decreasing.

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

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

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

    Pros

    I had excellent opportunities as a research assistant. The facilities were reasonable and the faculty did their jobs. Beautiful campus. I was very pleased with family student housing for my wife and I.

    Cons

    Tuitions continues to increase sharply without providing any additional value. There are some resource constraints and TAs / faculty don't have enough time for individualized attention of undergrads due to large class sizes.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate policies on executive compensation. I don't believe the current compensation is well-earned.

  8. Experience in managing operational budgets against actuals for a Division.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California

    Pros

    Service years, systems, organization financial goal, opportunites

    Cons

    Change of funding sources, fear of lay-offs, not as stable as it used to me

  9. My experience at the university of California was amazing.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    a large population leads to less individual attention

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing

  10. ADMIN. ASSISTANT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at University of California as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, fast paced, and very professional.
    Nurturing environment to learn the workload and pace.
    Very organized and meticulous in the detail required in the work expected.

    Cons

    Some time there is a level of miscommunication, that leads to less efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Efficiency rating, having a system of anonymous performance evaluation and management of all employees as well as feedback on each other.

  11. Great opportunity, enjoyed working on the project!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There were no downsides, I enjoyed working in the city

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