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UC Davis Reviews

Updated July 21, 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. "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.


  2. "Senior Manager, Global Programs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, intellectual and creative atmosphere...

    Cons

    Compensation packages and upward mobility challenges

  3. "not for the"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, prestige, great support for the already well established, beautiful campus

    Cons

    full of DOUBLE standards. The leaders need a crash course on leadership.


  4. "Friendly and encouraging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    UC Davis staff is relatively very encouraging and motivating.

    Cons

    Sometimes find it difficult to get ahold of higher ups in the institution.

    Advice to Management

    Be more responsive with Aggie Job Link applications from students.


  5. "Great for a postdoc position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and nice colleagues. Davis is a great place to live and have a family.

    Cons

    Postdocs in general have very little job and financial stability. You have to keep advancing your academic career and have very clear plans every step of the way (or very good luck) in order to survive in academia.


  6. "Simple and Easy On Campus Job"

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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

    30% off the whole store at the end of Fall and Spring Quarter. Free rental for cap and gown. Free pizza at the end of each quarter. Free access to the arc during the summer.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is nothing to do.


  7. "TA"

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

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    nice colleagues if you get in a good department, good students, some positions have a good union too, great overall feel

    Cons

    widely varied experiences by department, can feel siloed, university relies on underpaid TAs/AIs to do a lot of the grading/teaching labor

    Advice to Management

    offer more opportunities for advancement

  8. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Worked in a collaborative team environment. Learned how to repair a variety of household amenities. Great working relationships with supervisors. Flexible working schedule during.

    Cons

    None for this part-time position.


  9. "Worked there as a student and it shaped me for the future!"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, multiple job activities to perform, and awesome team to get the job done with be it parking enforcement, selling parking passes, and controlling traffic.

    Cons

    Hours and events may get competitive but it is expected when you are competing with other students for hours.


  10. "UC Davis"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pros :

    Fantastic research opportunities with international collaborators.
    Great support for workers.
    Excellent benefits especially health care in California.

    Cons

    Benefits could be improved for out-of-state work postings.


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