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"Don't work here!"

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Former Employee - Secretary in Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Secretary in Oakland, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Decent pay and good benefits.

Cons

It used to be a nice place to work years ago but I'm afraid that's changed and it's now become a political cesspool. There are managers to manage the managers and assistants to assist the assistants. It's just ridiculous. No promotions. No raises in pay. Snobby people to work with. Just go look for a job elsewhere and don't watse your time. Administration is incompetent and wasteful. Staff is not treated well. Layoffs abound.

Advice to Management

Read your own mission statement and try to remember what your organization is supposed to stand for.

Other Employee Reviews for University of California

  1. "Good, flexible place to work as an undergraduate and gain precious research experience."

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gain hands on research experience
    Very flexible
    Great and knowledgeable peers
    Good appreciation for work you do
    An environment that encourages learning

    Cons

    Can get repetitive
    Might have to work on something no one else wants to work on
    May have to spend an unbalanced amount of time on some days

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your undergrads and reward them by giving them opportunities to work on interesting projects. Many undergrads are willing to work tirelessly in order to learn and gain more exposure.


  2. "Logistics Crew at Student Housing"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant II in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant II in Davis, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    In short, the logistics crew is a very fun crew to join for students looking for work during the summer and during the school year also. It is full time during the summer so you can earn a few bucks, and during the school year, it is part time, and very flexible so you can have your work schedule tailored to your school schedule

    Cons

    It doesn't offer your any professional skills for academics. Although you can gain general professional experience, you can't really get any profession skills related to your major to help with your career.

    Advice to Management

    Better communications between levels of management is needed. Information is passed down very vaguely and changed often without consideration of the logistics of projects.

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