University of California FAQ

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November 3, 2020

What is health insurance like at University of California?

Pros

Great healthcare benefits. Low out of pocket costs.

Cons

Average pay as a lab assistant.

Great healthcare benefits.

November 3, 2020

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December 14, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at University of California?

Pros

Good job, good people, great benefits, beautiful campus

Cons

Salary isn't enough to live on in Santa Cruz. "Rural campus" designation is malarkey. Getting to campus is a pain/expensive to park your car

Good job, good people, great benefits, beautiful campus

December 14, 2019

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September 7, 2020

Does University of California offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

flexible hours, rewarding, tuition reduction, networking

Cons

professor can be demanding, inconsistent expectations and communication between classes, difficult to balance with course load

Advice to Management

remind professors to pay attention to expected working hours per week for TAs

flexible hours, rewarding, tuition reduction, networking

September 7, 2020

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July 20, 2018

What is the retirement plan like at University of California?

Pros

The teaching and research missions are inspiring. No pressure to work long hours. Right next to BART.

Cons

Salary is below industry rate. Good performance and bad performance are treated the same. Little opportunity for advancement, as people stay longer than they should to get the retirement benefit. External candidates get preference when a job does open up.

Advice to Management

Address performance issues at the leadership level.

Little opportunity for advancement, as people stay longer than they should to get the retirement benefit.

July 20, 2018

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January 21, 2019

How are career development opportunities at University of California?

Pros

Great benefits, work environment, and a stimulating location for academia.

Cons

Lack of career advancement opporunity

Lack of career advancement opporunity

January 21, 2019

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