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"Great experience that pushes your limits surronded by caring staff"

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Former Employee - Orientation Leader in Merced, CA
Former Employee - Orientation Leader in Merced, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

*lots of resources
*lots of opportunities to grow
*lots of opportunities to create something of your own
*caring, understanding staff, open minded and respectful

Cons

*the town itself is small and is in the middle of nowhere. Might be difficult for people who look for a big city experience
*since it is a school environment you are expected to act formally and present yourself professionally, no enforced dress code/guidelines but expected to look clean cut

Advice to Management

Be more openminded

Other Employee Reviews for UC Merced

  1. "Could have been much better..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC Merced part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - grad student/faculty ratio
    - no social distraction = good research environment
    - nice health benefits
    - with standard UC salaries one can live a nice life in Merced

    Cons

    - no social distraction
    - bad management
    - inexperienced employees all over the place.


  2. "Growing school with tons of potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC Merced full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome building with hi-tech equipment.
    My lab is amazing with huge glass windows looking out over the campus.
    Nice gym with plenty of equipment and never overcrowded.
    I have an awesome and understanding advisor that is always available.

    Cons

    The town has almost no night life and the common attitude among most residents is still sort of a farm town. The heat is intense in the summer it has been over 105 for the past week. Lots of construction happening around campus. Not very well known or prestigious (but this will change one day)

    Advice to Management

    Merced really needs a culture injection so it can become more like Davis

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