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Updated Sep 28, 2022

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4.3
86%
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84%
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UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman
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405 Ratings

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "The benefits are great!(in 117 reviews)
  • "Great people and place to work.(in 94 reviews)
  • "Beautiful Campus and Calm Atmosphere(in 91 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours and ability to work with fellow UCI students makes this one of the best jobs on campus.(in 79 reviews)
  • "All the staff were friendly and open to questions.(in 65 reviews)
Cons
  • "low pay and sometimes there was a conflict of creative ideas that delayed the progress of projects.(in 130 reviews)
  • "Low salary compared to private industry; no way to advance if you're not a faculty member.(in 79 reviews)
  • "Poor management depending on where you go(in 37 reviews)
  • "Parking is expensive and there is not enough of it(in 31 reviews)
  • "Overworked, not appreciated, upper management completely out of touch, not worth staying for a long period of time(in 12 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    UC Irvine

    Sep 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    inclusive culture and good vibe

    Cons

    lack of challenges or adventure

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good for students

    Sep 26, 2022 - Administrative Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    work schedule, team leads, holidays off

    Cons

    minimum wage, not that many hours

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Pockets of great departments and others are toxic due to bad management.

    Sep 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers and mission to help students succeed. Wonderful student body! Some departments have flexible or hybrid schedules which helps balance work/life.

    Cons

    There are some wonderful departments but many have bad management and is a toxic workplace. Overworked and under appreciated. You wear many hat and not compensated for it. Low compensation- not competitive.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great experience

    Sep 19, 2022 - Graduate Student Researcher in Irvine, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    1. Union was just formed

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to cover your cost. Everything in Irvine is expensive.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Awesome experience

    Sep 12, 2022 - PhD Research Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    safe and gorgeous city to study and enjoy the nature.

    Cons

    You need car to get around and enjoy the life here

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great Starting Job

    Sep 25, 2022 - Student Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Works with your class schedule

    Cons

    Needs to be a recipient of work-study grant

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Sep 25, 2022 - Chief Administrative Officer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Only academic medical center in Orange county

    Cons

    Pay is poor in comparison to market

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Quite the understanding job

    Sep 6, 2022 - Organic Chemistry Stockroom Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Understanding managers who are understanding that you are college students

    Cons

    can't really think of any

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    GRA at UCI

    Sep 21, 2022 - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cutting edge research, Supportive faculty, Good workshops, cheap graduate housing available for students

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other universities, housing condition could be improved

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    TA

    Sep 6, 2022 - Teaching Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lovely environment, everyone is friendly

    Cons

    Not really many cons to me

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UC Irvine Reviews FAQs

UC Irvine has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 2,160 reviews left anonymously by employees. 86% of employees would recommend working at UC Irvine to a friend and 69% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, UC Irvine employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at UC Irvine. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

86% of UC Irvine employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated UC Irvine 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at UC Irvine to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, compensation.

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