I worked at UC Santa Barbara full-time (Less than a year)
Benefits are amazing, pay is steady, and there's a ton to do (access to classes, HR training, etc). Amazing culture of healthy, balanced living. They really want to keep you for your whole career.
Management completely varies by department. Professors are overworked with administrative duties and are often difficult personalities to work under.
Advice to Management
Winding up in a well-managed department is everything. I appreciated the encouragement to take HR courses, look at roles in other departments, and climb the ladder.
I applied online. I interviewed at UC Santa Barbara.
Met with two members of the staff, provided a copy of my resume, asked a few questions about my resume and details of what I've done before in positions that I've listed in my resume.
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