UC Irvine Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2020

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4.2
92%
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85%
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UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman
Howard Gillman
215 Ratings
Pros
  • "Competitive salary; strong benefits; good work environment; management is generally good to work with in each sub-department; ambitious work vision(in 57 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and on-campus jobs(in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, forced to take PTO between Christmas and New Years(in 37 reviews)

  • "There are no cons about this school(in 23 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at UC Irvine part-time

    Pros

    You get to work your own hours, as long as you finish your tasks within a certain time frame.

    Cons

    No benefits for a part-time employee.

  2. "Comfortable"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Irvine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good, folks genuinely care about one another and the growth of students.

    Cons

    Depending on your position, your work can feel isolating and unsupported; you'll likely find better pay for a similar position outside of higher education.


  3. "GREAT SCHOOL"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Irvine part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love this school so much.

    Cons

    There are no cons about this school

  4. "Great university"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Irvine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities and resources offered to undergraduate and graduate students, especially for professional development

    Cons

    Boring and sterile town, but plenty of culture nearby

  5. "Nice but wouldn't stick around"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at UC Irvine part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot while working

    Cons

    The work can be difficult and tedious

  6. "phd stuff"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at UC Irvine full-time

    Pros

    Phd tuition gets paid for

    Cons

    essentially get paid less than minimum wage

  7. "UCI"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Affairs Officer III 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC Irvine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Autonomy -Collaboration with team -Open to suggestions

    Cons

    -Heavy Work load -Overtime required -Heavy summer work load

  8. "Great job!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Lead in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC Irvine part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers and supervisors, friendly & professional environment

    Cons

    None! Best job ever. Definitely recommend.

  9. "First timer job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UC Irvine part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and environment Many opportunities to interact with customers

    Cons

    Non flexible hours Poor management and organization

  10. "Great place to work as a part-time student employee."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at UC Irvine part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, proper training, great supervisors.

    Cons

    I didn't really have any cons.

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