University of California

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University of California Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. An engaging and fast-paced environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Student Affairs Coordinator in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Student Affairs Coordinator in Berkeley, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cal offers departments with great team dynamics and brilliant students all situated on a beautiful campus. The health benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Cal has an antiquated hiring system and primarily promotes from within. There's so much bureaucracy and paperwork that completing certain tasks can be challenging. Employees would benefit from periodic training to leverage their skills.


  2. typical State Bureaucracy

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

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

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

    Pros

    People are nice overall. Easy to leave work at work. Not too stressful.

    Cons

    Typical state bureaucracy. Lots of rules and regulations, most of which are ignored. Duplicate work done at UCOP that is also done at each university. Can be very frustrating, especially if you have a strong work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead wood and duplication of effort. Run the business side of the university like a business. Unions have WAY too much input on how the business is run.


  3. superb

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


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  5. Generally stable workplace with opportunities to make a difference

    • 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 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  6. Great place for opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA

    I worked at University of California part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    One has to adapt to frequent changes.


  7. great experience and friendly environment

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great experience and friendly environment.

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain so far.


  8. A great educational environment.

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. Amazing, Super Friendly.

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

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

    Pros

    Gives ample time for coursework.

    Cons

    Hours exceeded than what was intended.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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

    Current Employee - Doctoral Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Doctoral Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative and dynamic working environment.

    Cons

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


  11. 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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