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UC Davis Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  • Housing in Davis is expensive, benefits of being a graduate student aren't great (in 22 reviews)

  • Low pay and lack of organization (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Intellectually stimulating environment that fosters personal and professional growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Specialist in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Junior Specialist in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC Davis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a lab member, you will be both challenged constantly and fully supported in your development, both as a person and as a team member. If you can rise to this challenge, your experience at the Saron Lab will prove invaluable in future endeavors.

    Cons

    Lab meetings can at times be overly lengthy due to differing opinions and inefficient implementation of overarching project management structure (though this was getting better when I left).


  2. "Great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great students, faculty and staff

    Cons

    Expensive local region for living and getting a bit congested


  3. "Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Offers great courses and research opportunities. It's located in a very peaceful and lovely city and has beautiful view.

    Cons

    The city is a little small.


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  5. "Good place to work as a postdoc"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus. Bike friendly university/town. Good bus transportation around the town. Excellent work environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Would be nice to have more on-campus recruiting opportunities for graduate students/postdocs

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a good job. Keep it up.


  6. "Best Company To Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked at the Sacramento Campus for about 6 months and I LOVE it. Most of the facilities are beautiful. A few are in need of updating but only in comparison to the buildings around them. There are multiple buildings that have cafes or cafeterias. Walking to lunch is easier than going anywhere else and it is cheaper! I start accruing vacation and sick days immediately and am able to use them after 2 months. We get 13 paid holidays a year. I have never worked with so many truly happy people. I have not met one person that hates their job.

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking and it is very limited. You have to get here by 7:30 or you will have to walk to your office.

    Advice to Management

    More employee parking please.


  7. "Junior Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, learn a lot on the job that you wouldn't in classes

    Cons

    Pay is low, but that's expected for an on campus job


  8. "50% Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Tuition remission for graduate students

    Cons

    Time consuming for graduate students' class and weekends

    Advice to Management

    Depends on different class, workload can be different


  9. "Go Ags!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The nicest people you will ever meet, and a very cute town.

    Cons

    None to speak of. Davis rules.


  10. "Graduate Student"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and work-life balance

    Cons

    Will graduate soon. Looking for full-time position.


  11. "Research asssistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    people in the town are generally very nice. the working schedules are very flexible

    Cons

    the weather in summer is too hot

    Advice to Management

    more parking space would be better



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