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UC Davis Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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  • "Low pay for the amount of work you have to do" (in 26 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. "Graduate school"

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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

    Scientific freedom and independence. One may earn a higher degree of education.

    Cons

    Low pay and difficult advisors. Time management.


  2. "Fun place."

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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

    Friendly folks that care for you

    Cons

    Too far to drive from

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Student Programmer in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Student Programmer in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respectful quiet environment
    Flexible hours
    Freedom to try out new technologies
    Friendly faculty

    Cons

    Lack of career help
    Sometimes Disorganized management
    Money problems
    Some career employees clearly don’t like their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Career advancement conselling
    Hire more knowledgeable career staff
    Explain the organization better to students who work there
    Improve communication among departments and leadership


  4. "junior specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    depend on the professor you are working with, flexible time.

    Cons

    low salary less experience ...


  5. "UC Davis"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Strong research university, nice town.

    Cons

    Hard to compete with best places for grad students.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are educated, progressive, kind

    Cons

    Salaries are low for Sac/CA


  7. "BME Student Researcher"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment
    Helpful and social colleagues

    Cons

    Housing is expensive on a graduate student salary

  8. "Being a graduate student at UC Davis"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best environment, great location, great medical benefits

    Cons

    sometimes too hot in the town.


  9. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average academic salary. 21 days paid vacation.

    Cons

    I had to work very long hours but that really depends on the professor you work for.


  10. "Really hard work for the pay. And the managers were quite strict."

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    Former Employee - Bookstore Cashier in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Bookstore Cashier in Davis, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really fun working with the other cashiers.

    Cons

    Management was always watching us and we couldn’t do anything but work.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely need more breaks and more leniency.


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