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"the university of california is a great place to work, but be prepared to wade through the bs"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Professor
Current Employee - Associate Professor
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

respected research institution that keeps faculty motivated to be current in their particular fields.

Cons

a boatload of beaurocracy and having to fight for respect, especially from faculty of color

Advice to Management

listen to and respect faculty opinion, and try not to be so chicanerous in your administrative duties

Other Employee Reviews for University of California

  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent educational opportunities are available, including many great resources (libraries, museums, etc.), wonderful student body and faculty. The location is great is you like mild weather and diversity in restaurants, shops, and other amenities.

    Cons

    The university is very large and can be overwhelming at times. It may take some effort to find the information you need. The administration can be slow at times and you need to be persistent to achieve what you want.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the human resources departments are efficient and effective. Give all employees necessary and helpful information in a standardized way, so everyone knows what resources are available.


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    "Graduate School at UC Davis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent resources available to all graduate students. The core facilities have every piece of technology I have ever needed. A few of the top end items aren't available but... it's UCD not Industry. The UC library system is incredible. It only takes a few days to get a book from any library in the UC system if the local one doesn't have it (if your in Ag or Bio that's probably not going to happen). Graduate Studies at Davis is very well organized and very friendly. UC-Davis's proximity to the Bay area has fostered a strong Biotechnology program which is incredibly well organized and dedicated to giving graduates as many choices as possible once they've earned their MS / PhD.

    Cons

    UC-Davis is a boring campus. The sports aren't exciting, the buildings aren't very historic, the "night-life" doesn't exist per se, and the city is deserted during breaks. If your a graduate student researcher (GSR), you are going to be on campus all summer, every summer for 5+ years. If you can make it thru the 1st summer then you should be alright. Fortunately, Tahoe and San Francisco are only an hour away. You don't make much money as a GSR but it is worth it to save so you can go visit those places. Finally, living in Davis is expensive, you'll be spending at least a third of your income on rent ($600 =2 bedroom).

    Advice to Management

    None, the system for graduate students will always be the same where ever you are and there is nothing anyone can really do. Except covering more than one eye on vision insurance (just kidding).


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