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"Incredible Wealth of Knowledge and stimulating Environment"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Junior Specialist in Santa Cruz, CA
Current Employee - Junior Specialist in Santa Cruz, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Creative and open work environment, where driven individuals can excel and grow considerably.

The bar is set high for your success and there is a competitive atmosphere (at least in our lab).

The people you work with are all quite sharp and push you to do better work.

Cons

A very Isolating environment, cooped up in a lab for 12 hours a day 6 days a week takes a special type of person.

The monotony can be endless and is many times rewarded with failure.

Other Employee Reviews for UC Santa Cruz

  1. "IT Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Self driven and motivated team

    Cons

    none to say other very happy here


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It can be a great place to work, but it depends"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Santa Cruz full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pockets of amazing people. Working in the redwoods. Working in Higher Ed. Library borrowing privileges. Pockets of opportunity to do amazing work. You can have a good work/life balance, but you need to make sure you hold the line.

    Cons

    Weak management teams outnumber the good ones. Executive class are professors, who like at all universities, have never had a real job and in general are poor leaders and worse managers. This causes whole departments and divisions to be toxic and malfunctioning. However, in pockets of good management, UCSC has a tradition and culture of innovation, research, service, kindness, and creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Remove management that can't build good teams. Remove the bullies from all positions.

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