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Updated November 24, 2017
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  • Time consuming for graduate students' class and weekends (in 23 reviews)

  • Lengthy payroll process, low pay compared to the experiences and profession you have (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Instructor"

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

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Friendly boss. Flexible work time.

    Cons

    Nothing negative that is big enough to be a cons.


  2. "ESL Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Great place to start out for new ESL teachers!

    Cons

    There is not year-round employment in their international program.

  3. "UC Davis Keep it up!!"

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

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Good salary. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very less competition. No work sometimes.


  4. "Not a bad place to be a grad student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Faculty are great. Nice weather.

    Cons

    Large class sizes can be difficult.


  5. "Chemistry Teaching Assistant's Review"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UC Davis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great school with all sorts of opportunities. The student community is diverse and friendly. The campus is beautiful and there is sunny weather for most of the year. TA duties are reasonable and grading is relatively low since there are no essays. Grading goes by more easily with groups of fellow TAs working with you.

    Cons

    Winter weather is mostly rainy and makes biking harder for commuters. General chemistry safety meetings are very repetitive for experienced TAs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but spice up the TA meetings with better presentations or shortened ones. A list of dos and dont's would help with safety issues.


  6. "TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Professors are very nice, and I learned a lot from teaching. I am well paid

    Cons

    I have less time on research


  7. "Great part time student job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice work culture

    Cons

    High employee turnover due to the nature of student employees

  8. "Student Accounts"

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

    I worked at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Very nice work environment, very friendly.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of work you have to do.


  9. "Great school and community"

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

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Diverse and inclusive population. People who actually want to help you.

    Cons

    Summer weather, school is huge and you need to get used to it.


  10. "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Wealth of knowledge and vibrant atmosphere due to the students. Normally never a dull day with campus activity and the town is fairly nice as well.

    Cons

    Job will depend on the manager you get. Lots of mismanagement of funds and poor goals set by leadership. Many people are focused on individual goals that do not benefit the University or the students.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your staff and value the work that they contribute and do not hesitate to compensate them for their efforts.


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