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"Good place to work, but maybe not for life"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
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Pros

You're constantly around students and professionals that have education as a priority - people tend to have more interesting conversations and so work passes more quickly when you're doing a monotonous task. The work was fairly enjoyable and you're given a lot of freedom with a clear bureaucracy (though there is an obvious hierarchy to get things done through and it's not exactly expedient).

Cons

Still a large "company" with lots of regulations
Pay is alright but by no means exemplary

Advice to Management

Doing a good job at encouraging employees to work hard by not breathing down their necks!

Other Employee Reviews for University of California

  1. "No overtime, small compensation"

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst II in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst II in Santa Cruz, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule, no commute, no significant over time

    Cons

    Compensation, short review periods, incompetent employees, poor communication and decisions

    Advice to Management

    Look to your talented employees for feedback and future planning, communicate more with the employees "doing the work"


  2. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The UC is well known for cutting edge research and great faculty. As a postdoc, it provides a perfect environment to build your career. I'm not sure about other postdocs' situations, but I get a full medical/dental/vision health insurance plan and 4 weeks of paid vacation.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of big egos to wade through at times, but if you work for the right people there is no reason you can't succeed.

    Advice to Management

    I wish there were some sort of postdoc association to meet other postdocs. At times it can be very hard to meet other people in a new town and it would be nice to have some events where postdocs could gather and talk.

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