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"Excellent hours, low pay"

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Current Employee - Junior Specialist in Davis, CA
Current Employee - Junior Specialist in Davis, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at UC Davis full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great hours, it's research so a lot depends on your PI. If you can consistently get results from your experiments and keep your PI happy, then it's a low-stress job.

Cons

If your PI is bad, then Godspeed. You need to consistently produce results, or else you're out of a job. Sometimes the projects you get go nowhere, and you have to start over from scratch. There's not a lot of room for job advancement without an advanced degree

Advice to Management

Try to understand that your employees aren't miracle workers, and that things aren't always going to work the first time - in fact, they rarely do.

Other Employee Reviews for UC Davis

  1. "Research Assistant II in Plant Sciences Lab"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly people

    Cons

    Tasks and paygrade are far below satisfying


  2. "Casual job with flexible hours in a fun, working environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant II in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant II in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UC Davis part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The student coordinator is very accommodating when it comes to shift changes. The student workers and full-time workers are very friendly. There are many divisions in which you can work once you are employed which include events, parking enforcement, bike enforcement, Northgate and Southgate.

    Cons

    You have to go in person to sign up for events rather than signing up online. A lot of times, by the time you get there to sign up, almost every good shift is filled.

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