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UC Davis Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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  • Time consuming for graduate students' class and weekends (in 23 reviews)

  • Low pay and lack of organization (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Research Associate / Business Analytics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Great environment

    Cons

    There is nothing that i did not like about this job.


  2. "STUDENT WORKER"

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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

    Give you paycheck while in class

    Cons

    not enough payroll for the work

  3. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Autonomy,
    - Always could find myself in enlightening discussions about teaching,
    - Workload wasn't too taxing. I mean this to specifically refer to the number of teaching hours. Elsewhere I've found the classroom hours to be more than double. This doesn't include any prep time, office hours, email communication with students, etc.

    Cons

    - No clear path to more permanent position
    - No good infrastructure for assessing the quality of your teaching other than student evaluations, which aren't always a thorough litmus. Since being rehired depends on this, your job is in the hands of student reporting.

    Advice to Management

    - Expand university assessment of teaching for teaching only faculty to be more thorough.


  4. "Student IV for ATS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great student job! Any job with uc davis is a good job while attending the school.

    Cons

    Can get boring doing student work. Not trusted with much due to student status.


  5. "UC Davis"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have great jobs for current students that are flexible with their class hours.

    Cons

    The amount of good paying jobs is low.


  6. "Graduate Student Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Academic environment, good community, employs students

    Cons

    low wage, no union for GSRs


  7. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Tuition benefits
    -Graduate student professional development opportunities

    Cons

    -Job experience depends a lot on you instructor of record

  8. "UC Davis Bookstore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    The company provided good hours and was pretty flexible for a part time college student.

    Cons

    There wasn't much to do when the business didn't have a lot of customers coming in. Most of the time we were asked to look productive instead of doing work.

    Advice to Management

    Find more things for the employees to do during their shift instead of sweeping the floor or washing windows.


  9. "Great work, terrible pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Satisfying and fulfilling work. Good perks

    Cons

    Terrible pay but that's about it


  10. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Good teaching practice. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Stuck with salary. At the whim of professors.


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