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"Rebuilding and Improving the University of California"

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Current Employee - Director in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Director in Oakland, CA
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at University of California - Office of the President (More than 3 years)

Pros

Interesting, challenging work that feels mission-driven. There is a wide range of functions and work supporting a massive public university system. Business functions, research and teaching support functions, public policy... all happens within the central systemwide office.

Cons

Still too many silos, and inflexible layers of bureaucracy. Departments vary.

Advice to Management

Open up more pathways for advancement, diversity skills, and remove strange barriers to hiring smart generalists and recent graduates. The culture is also way to risk-averse.

Other Employee Reviews for University of California - Office of the President

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very professional"

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    Former Contractor - Temporary Office Positions Staff in Oakland, CA
    Former Contractor - Temporary Office Positions Staff in Oakland, CA

    I worked at University of California - Office of the President as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a telecommuting position, so I was able to do my work online anywhere

    Cons

    Communication was kind of awkward and was limited to once a week

    Advice to Management

    Have another way to make sure that staff and employees can interact with each other offline.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Large bureaucracy with decent benefits but no job security, especially during periods of economic downturn."

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    Former Employee - Senior Artist in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Artist in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of California - Office of the President full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unions ensure protection of employees in terms of negotiating periodic salary adjustments and protecting rights of employees. Good retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Employee salaries are below market (except for executive and 2nd-tier management). Very political climate. Highly political, punitive, and with a very self-serving executive management.

    Advice to Management

    Provide job security and give career employees the latitude to do their jobs without micromanaging or constantly reorganizing with each new wave of new executive managers.

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