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UC Davis Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  • Housing in Davis is expensive, benefits of being a graduate student aren't great (in 22 reviews)

  • Low pay and lack of organization (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Student Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with your fellow aggies and some truly exceptional staff.

    Possibilities for management experience and hiring experience

    Low oversight with high responsibility

    Easy to get from your job to your classes and visa versa. Extremely flexible hours

    Possibility for advancement and connections to staff for lateral movement into a career position (if interested and exceptional)

    Potential to work closely with executive staff on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Low pay

    Often required heavy lifting

    Advice to Management

    My manager was an angel, however her meetings tended to drag on due to their infrequency.


  2. "teaching assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    TAs are provided with great opportunities to work closely with professors and undergraduate students. TAship is a very helpful teaching experience.

    Cons

    The pay is not ideal.


  3. "Orientation Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    People/ co-workers are so friendly and helpful.
    Paid really well for a summer job.

    Cons

    Overall the program is really good. N/A


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  5. "ICC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - great supervisors
    - decent pay
    -good hours

    Cons

    - There are no cons, great place to work.


  6. "Graduate student researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    The work is not too much for a PhD student.

    Cons

    Not much career opportunities for graduate student.


  7. "Overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    The advising staff in the mathematics program is extremely kind and helpful!

    Cons

    There appear to be some inconsistencies with the preliminary examinations in the math department.


  8. "Flexible Hours"

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    Former Employee - Rush Cashier in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Rush Cashier in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    When I work was nifty for scheduling our hours

    Cons

    They were not good at informing employees on updates regarding our promotions or system updates.


  9. "graduate researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    supportive administration. High quality faculty doing interesting research.

    Cons

    Congested campus. Large undergraduate population.


  10. "UC Davis"

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

    I have been working at UC Davis full-time

    Pros

    Good sense of community and sharing.

    Cons

    Policies take too long and lots of red tape.


  11. "Sad to leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, flexible scheduling. Everyone was very respectful.

    Cons

    Could get very busy or very boring with not much warning.



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