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Updated February 21, 2018
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Pros
  • Friendly work environment, great interactions with variety of patrons that come into the SRC (in 36 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, friendly grad students, helpful TADP office (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much room for growth in my particular field (in 7 reviews)

  • The pay is low and it is difficult to find a healthy work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Analyst III"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment, direct collaboration with senior management, school holidays including Christmas/New Years break, Cesar Chavez, etc.

    Cons

    Only real path to higher salary is by changing departments laterally


  2. "Great Place to Work, Grow & Retire"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Vanpools
    Stability
    Retirement
    Work-Life-Balance

    Cons

    Under-Staffed
    Raises & Promotions Rare
    Tight Budgets
    Schedule Flexibility Rare
    Less "perks" than Private
    Greedy Managers

    Advice to Management

    HIRE MORE STAFF! It just makes sense, you're adding so much more faculty and students and stretching your staff out to no end. We are drowning in work and stress and this lowering employee morale.It's starting to feel like the private sector, we might as well leave to make more money if that's the case and deal with the same amount of stress.

  3. "Trip Leading"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trip Leader in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Trip Leader in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing experiences with trip participants and other trip leaders.

    Cons

    Hard to balance with school.


  4. "Nice Research University"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Riverside, CA

    I worked at UC Riverside full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Productive and famous professors and smart students

    Cons

    weather too hot in the region and traffic jam everyday


  5. "Assistant Web Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Web Developer in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Web Developer in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work and Life balance

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of


  6. "Working in dinning services is a great experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dining Services in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Dining Services in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working as a student employee at UCR is amazing because the environment is a wonderful one and the people are extremely kind.

    Cons

    One challenge of working in dining services is the scheduling conflicts that occur with work and school. Sometimes, the supervisors do not respect our wishes for scheduling problems.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if we were able to get the work times that we want/ask for.


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    "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of great, humble, kind people working here.

    Cons

    Not quite caught up with the times.

  8. "Student Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time

    Pros

    Working with the students. It is a great campus community to serve.

    Cons

    Low salary wages for employees.


  9. "Great Opportunities for UCR Students"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules to accommodate class schedules
    Essentially no commute between school and work
    Opportunities for advancement and leadership experience
    Friendly work culture with students as coworkers

    Cons

    18 hour/week cap on working hours
    Frequent changes in university structure that can eliminate certain jobs
    Minimal benefits such as sick leave


  10. "UCR IT is a great student job"

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    Current Employee - Student Computing Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Student Computing Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice managers, flexible hours, easy responsibilities, free time during work

    Cons

    Low hourly wage, can take occasional abuse from annoyed people


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