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UC Davis Sacramento Reviews

Updated August 12, 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. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UC Davis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work

    Cons

    Sometimes things get out of hand


  2. "postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Davis, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Beautiful campus. The teaching and research are very strong

    Cons

    I cannot find cons on this school.

  3. "Junior Specialist / R Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Junior Specialist in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Junior Specialist in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UC Davis has a host of opportunities to grow, improve, and contribute to projects that are meaningful to you. If you work in a lab, as I did, a lot of your experience will be contingent upon the quality of your Lead PI. Keep that in mind

    Cons

    When working in a scientific capacity, the PI's in charge of you, while excellent scientists, may not be excellent managers.


  4. "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)


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great students who are eager to learn, committed professors, nice campus, great city

    Cons

    Some professors rely too heavily on the TA

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "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


  7. "Student Programmer"

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    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.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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