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"Country style life, slow quality research and good friends"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Scientist/Graduate Student in Riverside, CA
Current Employee - Research Scientist/Graduate Student in Riverside, CA
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at UC Riverside full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Friendly community. Most faculty members value work/family balance and are reasonable with flexible time schedules. Small town and laid back style life in Riverside. Possible to work with emeritus professors who has knowledgeable senses, good ideas and valuable social connections.

Cons

The classes/training offered are very poor for new gradstudents, either on teaching or techniques necessary to research. Usually takes loads of time to search for resources to learn from due to the small group and lack of talents. Undergraduate students in this school are very poorly-motivated and too party-ish to teach, therefore be prepared to be frustrated when it comes to teaching. Management from the advisors are less efficient due to work/life balance. Do not come if you desire speedy growth under intensive competitions and sharp talents.

Advice to Management

Put more attention to research funding rather than outreach. Try to organize classes vital to gradstudents' learning and developments. Otherwise, be more generous to let employees to go to outside workshop/meetings/courses/conferences. It will attract more talents once a nice group is formed and start helping each other.

Other Employee Reviews for UC Riverside

  1. "UCR provides great job opportunities for its students"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They work around your class schedule
    No need to drive anywhere else
    Staff is supportive of your academic activities
    Some positions allow you to study during down times
    You get to meet great people
    Work Monday through Friday, for the most part

    Cons

    Competition can arise among other student workers
    Working hours are limited

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Thank you for giving students the opportunity to buff up their resumes!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience as a working student"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    Works around your class and extracurricular schedule, team-oriented environment, great way to be directly involved with campus

    Cons

    Pay is minimum wage, lets students get away with too much and slack off, limited opportunities for paid positions

    Advice to Management

    Don't just hire students who don't contribute back to the organization

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