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UC Davis Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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  • "Low pay for the amount of work you have to do" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Expectations for graduate students are not clearly laid out; not enough oversight of PI by university/program to ensure students' success" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Decent Part-time for students to earn non-specific experience"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, flexible scheduling according to your class schedule

    Cons

    Limited working hours available, minimum pay


  2. "Good school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Close to bay area, easier for job interview

    Cons

    Not the top tier schools

  3. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly faculty, flexible hours, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes gets busy and stressful, sometimes TAs get thrown into new situations without much guidance

    Advice to Management

    A better balance between assisting studio and lecture courses. Being a TA for 2 studio courses at a time is too much, or having to TA a studio course + 10 hours working in one of the labs. TAs get just a quick demonstration of the tools in the labs and therefore can't really help students in their lab time, which makes spending 10hours there useless..


  4. "great people on the IT team!"

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    Former Employee - IT Department
    Former Employee - IT Department
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    really friendly & supportive workers

    Cons

    could be more challenging at times


  5. "Chill student position"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, accommodating, and relaxed environment

    Cons

    Pay is low for a Computer Science job, but its a student position

    Advice to Management

    increase pay


  6. "UC Davis is my favorite workplace."

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    Former Employee - Junior Specialist in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Junior Specialist in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    University staff and labs are always the best. Relaxed and enriching environment,

    Cons

    I cant think of any downsides


  7. "Strong Quantitative Experience"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    > Strong Collaboration between research labs and facilities
    > Plenty of research sources at disposal
    > Strong coursework to back research projects

    Cons

    > Research Project goals and aims are difficult to plan for longterm

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the campus is a fun place to work. It is very friendly and I like that its a smoke free zone

    Cons

    Not the greatest pay for the number of hours you put into the job


  9. "Great Place for Research and Learn a lot"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Great professors and great work. Do science well. Like it.

    Cons

    I really like Davis. There is no Cons


  10. "Great place to work as a PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cozy and safe town to work at.

    Cons

    The rent is going up every year.