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Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is great and benefits package is unbeatable in current job market (in 19 reviews)

  • Nice flexible hours given I am a student, this is a requirement (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay compared to similar non-hospital jobs, little to no growth (in 21 reviews)

  • The cost of on-campus housing for graduate students ranges from the bad to absurd (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "UCI Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Irvine full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity. They have strong postdoctoral association.

    Cons

    No cons that I can see


  2. "UC Irvine Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Irvine full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is great and benefits package is unbeatable in current job market.

    Cons

    It is a large institute, thus making budget approvals a long process.

  3. "Associate Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    Less salary compared to industry


  4. "Lab Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Irvine part-time

    Pros

    The TAs are nice and helpful

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of.


  5. "FM_analysis"

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    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Irvine full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    a vibrant environment with a lot of potential

    Cons

    a very traditional management with long-standing figures


  6. "Hostess, Waitress, Caterer at the University Club"

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    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC Irvine part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful coworks and benefits, comfortable talking to superiors, felt like a family, managers were understanding toward the employees.

    Cons

    Wonderful place to work but not a lot of people knew about it, leading to its closing.


  7. "Nice environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC Irvine full-time

    Pros

    -nice administration, easy to work with peers

    Cons

    -IT systems are a disaster

  8. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Irvine part-time

    Pros

    Willing to work with your hour depending on the department, which is particularly helpful if you're a student with a heavy course load.

    Cons

    Generally pay is on the lower end with fewer opportunities for raises. In addition the student workers are not represented well and don't generally have a voice to air their grievances.

    Advice to Management

    Students need to be paid living wages. Housing costs in Irvine and around campus are extraordinarily high, and most of the available jobs don't pay nearly enough to help cover both the cost of food and rent.


  9. "Student employee"

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good source of pocket change while you're a student. Always required to adhere to your availability.

    Cons

    Some student jobs (shift lead) require too much for a few cents more than min wage

    Advice to Management

    Make shift lead likes easier


  10. "Stellar Organic Chemistry Department"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant professors, state-of-the-art facilities, great opportunities for graduate students.

    Cons

    Teaching assistantship is required during employment

    Advice to Management

    Keep producing excellent research training


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