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UC Riverside Benefits

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  • Health Insurance  (21 comments)

    “Employees have a choice of several HMO plans, some more expensive (with more benefits) than others.”

  • Sick Days  (10 comments)

    “Employees get roughly 8 hrs sick leave credit per month. There is no limit to the number of sick leave hours an employee can accummulate.”

  • Job Training  (9 comments)

    “There are resources available for learning through the online Learning Center, as well as online outside sources such as Lynda.com. Most of these are...”

  • May 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Riverside, California

    Variety of medical insurance plans offer options that fit just about any budget and medical provider preference. Options to pay for legal and life insurance.

  • May 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Director, Computing Infrastructure and Security in Riverside, California

    One of the few remaining true pension plans, though per-employee contribution seems to be going up each year.

  • May 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current PhD Candidate in Riverside, California

    Has decent health and dental with easy access on campus.

  • May 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Riverside, California

    As an intern you don't really get much benefits besides experience so you should not expect too much in terms of packages

  • Mar 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Riverside, California

    Great Benefits including healthcare, vision, and dental. Large amount of paid time off including holidays, sick time, and personal time.

  • Mar 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Riverside, California

    Health Insurance is top notch. If you have another offer. Please consider this as an option. You have UC Care, an Anthem PPO to an of the UC's research top research hospitals. You also have the option Kaiser and Healthnet PPOs. The only thing that is not as competitive is the Pension plan. UC has pushed Deferred Compensation (with matching) to offset the cost of the older pension plans. The option for pension is still there but you must work at least five years to be vested. If you don't plan on staying for five years in the UC system, then opt for DC.

  • Feb 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Trip Leader in Riverside, California

    You get to pick and choose your trips. Everything else is very flexible and works around your class schedule. Free rental gear, free climbing gym membership, outdoor prodeals, and great fun!

  • Oct 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Parlier, California

    Good compensation, specially if you have family living with you. You paid very low amount to cover your spouse and kids.

  • Sep 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Research Associate in Riverside, California

    Health insurance is good and monthly premium is paid almost entirely by UC. Since postdocs are social security exempt, the university has a mandatory 8% withholding into a retirement savings account with no match. Investment options are limited.

  • Oct 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Web Applications Programmer 4 in Riverside, California

    The worst thing about the benefits is the ever-rising cost of the pension. They now have multiple pension tiers. New employees are in the lowest tier and will never get the pension that people in the second or third tier get (but still have to pay the same amount).

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (19)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • CheckmarkEmployee Discount (8)
  • CheckmarkFree Lunch or Snacks (2)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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