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UC Davis Reviews

Updated September 13, 2018
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  • "Low pay for the amount of work you have to do" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Expectations for graduate students are not clearly laid out; not enough oversight of PI by university/program to ensure students' success" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. Reasonable supervisors. A great community!

    Cons

    Some departments don't get the funding they deserve--that was the reason I lost my position.


  2. "Student Assistant IV"

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

    I worked at UC Davis part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    convenient since it's an on campus job, got experience relevant to my post-graduate career, got a raise after a couple months.

    Cons

    pay is just a little over minimum wage.

  3. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Depends on what position you have, but working for ITS, people were very nice.

    Cons

    Projects move very slowly, but that is just research


  4. "Excellent atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Davis, CA

    I worked at UC Davis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to be a visionary

    Cons

    Flat organization meant some didn’t pull their weight

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Project Scientist in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Project Scientist in Davis, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International, chance to collaborate, young professors

    Cons

    Small town, not equity in salary for the same position title


  6. "Great people, relaxed place"

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

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice, I work in the college of engineering doing research so many are a bit anti-social but overall there is a very accepting atmosphere. Many supervisors are also very relaxed on scheduling and hours as long as the work gets done well.

    Cons

    Fairly low pay for research assistants, though since this is intended as a student position it is understandable.


  7. "postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    flexible time, good benefit, postdoc union supportive,

    Cons

    long hours and work during weekends

  8. "Student Dining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    job there is Relaxed,easy and barely make mistakes

    Cons

    environment not too good in the cooking area


  9. "Not Recommended for Non-Senate Faculty Academics"

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    Former Employee - Academic Administrator in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Academic Administrator in Davis, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UC Davis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You'll have rewarding opportunities to teach, publish, and conduct research.

    Cons

    The employment model was designed for staff and faculty, and pretty much everyone else is treated like a temp. Don't bother trying to make a career of it there.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate talent and dedication at all levels, not just the faculty. Many people working there were initially proud to be able to contribute to the noble mission of the University, but over time came to realize that mission is mostly a facade.


  10. "Chief Operations Officer"

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

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, hours and salary.

    Cons

    Shared governance from faculty is unproductive and unprofessional.


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