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

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

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  1. "Like a startup"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UC Davis part-time

    Pros

    Communication was great, boss was really understanding of me as a student. Made my own hours and never had to work more than I wanted.

    Cons

    Won't really have a great setup for design work. If you have your own laptop, it would probably be better than what they provide for you.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better perks for a designer (working on a Mac, maybe)


  2. "GSR - Graduate Student Researcher @ 49%"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, vibrant atmosphere, super friendly environment

    Cons

    High costs of living in Davis, specially housing expenses


  3. "Student Programmer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Student Programmer in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Student Programmer in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, probably because I am a student. But all the staffs are very supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    None that I noticed from a student part time position point of view.


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  5. "Postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible medical and dental benefits!

    Cons

    Davis is very hot in the summer


  6. "A good place to be a grad student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    One of the top public universities and of all the UC schools Davis is in the best place financially at the moment

    Cons

    Housing situation in Davis is tough


  7. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    you get money to do stuff in this town

    Cons

    bosses don't care what you do


  8. "Good benefits, frustrating compensation/mobility"

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    Current Employee - Student Affairs Officer in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Student Affairs Officer in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance (hourly pay), campus culture, engaging colleagues and students, variety in the work, benefits, pension

    Cons

    Compensation, inequity in payroll titles (classifications) within unit and across units, mismanagement, inefficiency, top-heavy management, lack of mobility (if you wish to stay in the same unit)

    Advice to Management

    More development for folks in supervisory roles (esp. middle management); better equity in classifications


  9. "IT support analyst"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly management.

    Cons

    Not much comes to mind. Workspace could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Working in my field.Interesting and Challenging to interact with undergraduate students

    Cons

    Nothing as cons .I like my job

    Advice to Management

    notapplicable


  11. "Depends on your department"

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

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

    Pros

    My department (under Campus Recreations) is fortunately very flexible and understanding in regards to work-school balance. Can commit as much time to the job as you see fit.

    Cons

    Your experience is very dependent on the program you work for. Our program is very overstaffed, making it difficult to get hours. Some students are only able to get 5-6 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Consider how many hours your current staff wants to work and give those who have worked the longest more hours as opposed to hiring more people to guarantee all time slots are filled.


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